The Ashfords Experience

LPC Sponsorship

To support you, we offer a full LPC bursary for all trainees provided you have not yet started your course and study at the University of Law.

The Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE)

2021-22 will be our first recruitment cycle that sees successful candidates being supported through the SQE rather than LPC route. We are finalising plans on our approach to the SQE and will publish information on this page in the coming months.


As a Trainee, you’ll enjoy our range of flexible benefits, which include:

  • 23 days paid leave (increases to 25 on qualification)
  • Birthday day off
  • Additional Ashfords Christmas day off
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Free in-house gym (Exeter office)
  • Pension
  • Membership of The Junior Lawyers Division
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Medicash: Health care cash plan for employees
  • Free Legal Services to Staff: Including wills and conveyancing


We know how important your career development is to you and we want to provide you with the tools to succeed.


For each seat you will have a dedicated supervisor, who will provide you with regular feedback and will lead a review meeting with you twice during each seat to monitor your development.


We understand that it can also be helpful to speak to a more objective third party regarding any issues that you may be experiencing.

Jess Iley, HR Advisor, will be your HR point of contact and will be available to support you throughout your training. Jess will be in regular contact with both you and your supervisor in order to monitor your performance, as well as ensuring that all mid and end of seat reviews are fully completed.

Training Principal

Our Training Principal, Kerry Morgan-Gould, will ensure that your training contract complies with SRA regulations and will assist the HR team in making sure that you receive adequate supervision and feedback throughout your training contract.

We believe that each Trainee’s experience is unique to them so it’s important that we get to know you as an individual. Once per seat, Kerry will meet with you for an informal catch up and you will have one-to-one discussions with Jess about your future seat move preferences so that we can help you to optimise your training contract experience.


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