The Application Process

PDT is ranked as a leading commercial firm in the Legal 500. Our two core principles are to deliver clear, strong commercial advice and to nurture genuine and supportive relationships with our clients and staff. 



Summer Placement Programme

We have developed a two-week summer placement scheme which will take place in July/August each year. During your placement, you will undertake specific fee earning tasks within our core divisions: Real Estate, Company Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Employment. You will be part of our enthusiastic team with a wide-ranging workload. You will have the opportunity to attend a feedback session where together we will reflect on your experience over your two weeks with us. We will also answer any questions you may have about training to be a lawyer.   You will have opportunities to network and expand your skills and you will be invited to a lunch with the PDT Future Leaders during your placement. 


​Application Details

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate summer placements for 2021. However, we anticipate running a summer placement programme in Summer 2022. We intend to open the applications process in Autumn 2021 with a closing date for applications of 28 February 2022.


Who should apply


You will either be undertaking your degree or Legal Practice Course, be self-motivated, able to demonstrate initiative and be a creative and innovative problem solver. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy, be confident in using IT systems, have good interpersonal skills and possess an interest in commercial business generally.

Method of application:


Online application form and personalised covering letter explaining why you want to be a lawyer and why you have applied to PDT together with CV. 

Applications will be considered in January of the relevant year with placements being awarded during February. 

Training Contracts - 2022


Summer Placement Scheme - 2021