Training with us gives you the opportunity to develop your legal career, being involved in high-quality work and client-facing activities from the start. We have high expectations of our trainee solicitors because they match the firm's values and commitment to excellence. Many of our partners and lawyers trained with the firm and developed into widely respected legal experts in their chosen specialisms.
We can offer you a challenging and stimulating culture matched with the personal and professional opportunities presented in our bases in Bristol and London. We are delighted to be recognised with an award in the Lex 100 Student Guide as one of the winners in the category for Friendliness of the Firm.
We are also proud to have won the LC.N Training & Recruitment Award for Best Training Principal 2012 and were pleased to be nominated again in 2013 for the same award as well as Best Recruiter (Medium Regional Firm).
One of our trainee solicitors was also a finalist in the category for Trainee Solicitor of the Year in the AllAboutLaw awards 2013.
It’s not just your potential to develop into an excellent solicitor that will be valued. We're looking for trainee solicitors who share and demonstrate our core values too:
In order to achieve the Standard Investors in People Accreditation we have, for many years, met the Framework’s 39 evidence requirements. However, we have now also achieved the Bronze level of Accreditation for the second year running which recognises the commitment of organisations that invest more.
Higher levels of accreditation are based on demonstrating best practice by meeting additional evidence requirements. We needed to demonstrate an additional 26 evidence requirements and we actually demonstrated 33. This means that we are now one of only 5% of organisations who have achieved Investors in People to have gained the Bronze standard.
VWV is a firm with a long history which is continuing to evolve. We are changing and growing and welcome those who can join us to support our future development.
As a trainee solicitor with us, you will benefit from:
You may also be interested in our Sports & Social Committee, who arrange a wide variety of events throughout the year, from sports teams to quiz nights, a book club to bowling nights.