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Summer Placements

About Thorntons Summer Placements

Thorntons summer placements are a valuable opportunity for law students to experience our business, culture and people, while gaining genuine work experience.

You will assist Partners, Solicitors and Paralegals on live client matters, carry out legal research and have the opportunity to work across different practice areas within the firm.  This will allow you to gain valuable practical experience, to see how a firm operates and have the chance to build your legal skills for the future. You will also be able to network with our current trainees and learn more about what our traineeship has to offer – if you decide a Thorntons Traineeship is for you.

Placements will be available in some of the following areas:

  • Corporate
  • Commercial Property
  • IP
  • Residential Property
  • Dispute Resolution & Claims
  • Family Law
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Private Client
  • Land& Rural Business
  • Support Services



2020 Summer Placements.

Applications for Summer Placements in 2020 will open in January 2020


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