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Clarkslegal is leading full-service commercial law firm with over 100 years of history, trusted relationships and innovation to call upon, providing advice to our clients, both in the UK and internationally.

Our lawyers are specialists in their fields and love what they do. We build trusted relationships, and we genuinely care for our clients, and work together as a collaborative team. We are a member of TAGLaw, a leading international alliance of high-quality, independent law firms, which gives the opportunity for international work.

Trainees undertake four 6 month seats, typically in our corporate, employment, real estate and dispute resolution teams based in our Reading office.

Trainees are closely supervised and supported and have regular review meetings, as well as formal appraisals.

“Within weeks of working here I felt like part of the team. My supervisors have been patient and welcoming, encouraging me while also giving me a platform to further my legal career.”

Jacob Montague, Solicitor

Training contracts

Applications in Reading Office

We require a minimum of a 2:1 degree or equivalent, and for candidates to have the right to work in the UK. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with law and non-law degrees. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an initial interview, then a half day assessment.

We aim to have four or five trainees at any time and are currently accepting applications for training contracts commencing:

  • September 2024 – Applications closed
  • September 2025 – Applications closed

What our clients say about us

“I really enjoy working with Clarkslegal. My questions are answered quickly and comprehensively and they have the best interests of my business at heart.”

Chambers and Partners

“A great team of professionals that genuinely get to know your business and the key stakeholders which enables them to provide appropriate advice and risk analysis.”

Legal 500

“Clarkslegal are head and shoulders above other lawyers – attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve used many firms in my business career and Clarkslegal are superior in the service areas they cover.”

Chambers and Partners

Clarkslegal has a strong partner presence, meaning that the quality of the legal and tactical advice is exceptional. They have some truly excellent fee earners that are not just lawyers, but experts in the sectors that they practise in. The firm focuses its efforts on what it does best.”

Legal 500

Why choose us?

We will support you to develop into the professional you want to be.


Supported professional development

We are friendly and supportive, with training opportunities to fill you with confidence that you will reach your full potential with us. We all work in an open plan, open door working environment.


Stimulating and rewarding work

We are ambitious, fast paced and professional, and with us you will enjoy a challenging but rewarding role every day.


A voice in the business

Your expertise is valued with us, where you can add ideas and input action, whatever role you have in the business, we believe you can make a difference.



We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to eliminating discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity.


Flexible approaches

The working world has changed. We’ve changed with it, by evolving flexible approaches to everyone’s work/life needs.



We are caring of our community providing fundraising and volunteering for nominated charities.