Here, at Russell & Co. Solicitors, we have been more than willing to consider applications for vacation schemes. Our schemes are a great introduction to life at Russell & Co. and more importantly, legal practice.
During your placement, you will work under a solicitor, and be given real work, for real clients. This will provide you with legal administrative skills, and the experience of working in a busy office environment.
This opportunity allows you to interact with our solicitors and legal assistants, and accompany one of our solicitors to court alongside leading barristers in Northern Ireland.
“Working under leading solicitor Simon Chambers has not only increased my exposure to the law – in – practice, but also, what life is like as a trainee… attending lectures, and producing coursework can, at times, go over your head, but attending a work placement at Russell and Co. re-installed that vision. This experience is undoubtedly, one of the best I’ve had. I was given an opportunity to handle complex finance cases; an area of law that I have keen interest in specialising in. I would, without any hesitation, recommend undertaking a work placement at Russell & Co. Solicitors.”
LL.B Student – University of Westminster, London.
“I chose to do my placement at Russell & Co. Solicitors due to their esteemed reputation in the local area. [During my time here] I had the opportunity to work closely with an experienced barrister which proved to be beneficial since I was present both in court and in client meetings. My experience with Russell & Co. Solicitors has equipped me with the necessary skills to pursue my chosen career. The staff were accommodating, providing me with help and guidance in all aspects of my work. I feel privileged to have worked alongside such an accomplished team.”
LL.B Student – Queen’s University Belfast
“At Russell & Co. I not only gained experience in working in an office environment, but more importantly, how to deal with clients. Studying business administration part time, I was able to use what I learned at college during my time here. The staff are extremely welcoming, and guidance is given when needed. Thank you for this opportunity.”
Level 3 NVQ Dip. Student – South Eastern Regional College
Seeking to qualify as a solicitor?
Each year Russell & Co. consider applications for apprenticeships. If you are wanting to secure a placement in a busy local firm, then consider making your application for a training contract here.
Upon submission of your application, you will be subject to shortlisting, and those remaining applicants will be invited to attend an interview with one or more of our experienced solicitors.
All applications are in the form of CV and cover letter sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org