Training Contracts at PDT

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."


Oliver Parsons


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 view our trainees as valuable assets to the firm and in return for your hard work, we offer you the opportunity to get broad, multi-discipline commercial experience with direct access to clients and exposure to the commercial side of business.

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.

The training programme will help you to decide which area to specialise in, preparing you to be a confident, effective solicitor at qualification. A number of our partners started their careers at PDT and it is our ultimate aim that at the end of your training contract you will continue to develop your career as an important part of the PDT team.

We recruit internally and also welcome applications from motivated LPC graduates from all backgrounds.  Good communication, positivity and enthusiasm, a commercial outlook and adaptability are skills we look to recruit.


Key Deadlines

Training Contract Application Deadlines      

  • 2023: 31/07/22


Summer Placement Application Deadline:

  • Summer 2021: Closed

Holly Goacher, Partner in our Real Estate department qualified in December 2015 and describes her trainee experience. 


Training Contracts - 2023


Summer Placement Scheme - 2021