It's important your first step is the right one for you.
"After spending some time as a paralegal in our Company Commercial and Employment departments, I was excited to begin my training with a firm that looks after its own and fosters personal growth. PDT provides a training platform with exposure to interesting areas of law that you will have unlikely come across before and strikes a great balance between learning from experienced colleagues and managing self-development. PDT provides great opportunities to enhance your legal and personal skills - I have attended Court and Tribunal hearings for high-valued claims, as well as increasing my network by meeting new people at various events."
We offer something different from your traditional law firm. Due to the size of the firm we are large enough to give you access to large national and international clients from a broad range of sectors yet small enough to provide an environment where, given the right training and support, you can get hands on experience, build genuine relationships with clients and make a tangible difference to businesses locally and across the UK.
We will welcome you into a non-competitive, non-hierarchical atmosphere where you can develop and nurture your understanding of the law, be yourself, work hard and be a valued part of a supportive, inclusive and collaborative team.
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.
Training Contract Application Deadlines
Summer Placement Application Deadline:
Summer 2021: Closed