Trainee Solicitors – Guernsey and Jersey
We operate a structured England and Wales Trainee Solicitor programme with an intake each year in Jersey and Guernsey.
Operating to the standards set by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the training contract provides our Trainees with the opportunity to develop their understanding of legal practice, together with an insight into their futures as Solicitors.
Training contracts are based on rotations in different departments, which are known as “seats”. Each seat will be for a period of three, six or nine months. On these seats you will learn about a number of practice areas within Ogier.
Ogier specialises in the following work areas:
- Corporate and Commercial
- Investment Funds
- Dispute Resolution
- Private Client and Trusts
- Real Estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
With regular updates and a formal review at the end of every seat you'll have an opportunity to reflect upon your personal development and progress. We have a fully interactive learning management platform, allowing you control to track your performance as you go.
Our Trainees develop their skills in both contentious and non-contentious areas of practice. Every Trainee has a three month seat in Litigation as well as two or three seats in our Business Trust Law Group.
As part of your programme, you will be required to attend the Professional Skills Course. The compulsory element of this course covers financial and business skills, advocacy and client care. In addition, everyone is required to attend four electives, three of which will be chosen by Ogier and the fourth chosen by the you.
We are committed to developing our Trainees to be extraordinary future Solicitors and will support trainees through external and supplementary courses where needed.
We are looking for the very best trainees to join us: the next generation of our firm must be collaborative and tech-savvy with strong academic achievement, and ready to drive our business forward.
Applications are invited from students currently in their final year of a Law degree, or undertaking their GDL or LPC. We will also welcome applications from individuals who have recently completed their LPC. The academic requirements for acceptance onto our England & Wales Trainee Solicitor programme are:
- Commendation or Distinction in your LPC
- Commendation or Distinction in your GDL (if relevant)
- 2:1 Degree (non-law degree background welcome)
- Two A grades and one B grade at A-Level (or the equivalent in UCAS points)
If your initial application stands out, you will be progressed to the interview stage. All interviews are conducted in person or via remote conference with our Training Principal. We also have recruitment assessments that everyone undertakes. Simple, transparent, to the point.
If you are successful, we will then issue an offer which (where applicable) is conditional upon you achieving a Commendation or Distinction as a final result for the LPC.
The application process for the 2019 and 2020 Trainee Solicitor Programme in Guernsey is now open. If you are interested in applying please complete the below application form and email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org along with an updated version of your CV.
Trainee Solicitor Application Form
If you would like further information about our Channel Islands Trainee Solicitor Programme, please contact us at email@example.com
Student and Junior work opportunities
If you are planning to commence the LPC in the next couple of years, you might be interested in our Bursary Scheme.
We are also interested to hear from talented, ambitious individuals with legal experience and/or qualifications who are looking for paralegal or legal assistant positions. If you are interested in registering your interest more generally for paralegal work or other legal opportunities, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org