Training contracts

Are you a law student? Our popular graduate scheme offers a road into a major regional law firm.

We are a major regional law firm, and we’re growing fast. We offer a wide variety of opportunities in a range of departments. So whether it’s wills or leases, farmland development or divorces – we'll have something that piques your interest.

You will absolutely be allowed and encouraged to contribute effectively day-to-day – and of course you will be surrounded by experienced lawyers, helping you at every step. We carefully assess the level of responsibility we give you and when you’re ready, you can deliver client-facing work too.

We’re award-winning

We won The LawCareers.Net Recruitment and Training award for ‘Best trainer - Medium regional firm’ in 2016 (and in 2010) and in 2012 we won Best Work Placement scheme – Regional firm.

We've also been nominated for two awards at this year's LawCareers.Net Recruitment and Training awards (Best Recruiter - Medium Regional Firm and Best Training Principal - small trainee intake).

We only recruit academically strong, personable and ambitious people to train with Tees. Our trainees are a big part of the firm’s future, as they progress through their training, into qualification and beyond. In fact, 8 of our current partners, started their careers as trainees at Tees! 

When to apply

The application process for training contracts starting in September 2019 and 2020 is now closed.

The closing date for training contracts starting in September 2021 is midnight on 21 July 2019.

The Assessment Centre will be held on Monday, 19 August 2019.

We get a very high volume of applications, so please do apply well in advance of your intended start date.

What we’re looking for

  • At least 320 UCAS points (ABB) or equivalent
  • At least a 2:1 in your degree
  • A keen and genuine interest in Tees
  • A personable and ambitious nature
  • A well-rounded individual with interests both related and unrelated to the law
  • Commercial awareness
  • A sense of humour!

If that sounds like you then we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV with a covering letter clearly marked – Application for Tees 2021 Training Contract - to Letty Glaister by email to or by post to our Bishop's Stortford office. 

Please send your application to Letty Glaister by email to

0800 013 1165