Graduate recruitment

Everything you need to know about our trainee programme.

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Moore Barlow is a Top 100 UK Law firm in the South and South East with offices in Guildford, London, Lymington, Richmond, Southampton and Woking. We have ambitious plans for growth and a reputation for doing things differently.

With an emphasis on combining care with expert legal knowledge, we are human first in everything we do to ensure our people thrive and our clients receive the best experience possible.

Applications now open

Applications for our 2025 and 2026 trainee intakes are now open and will close on 28 April 2024.

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Trainee programme factsheet

Discover more about the programme in our trainee programme factsheet.


Why Moore Barlow?

At Moore Barlow we are different. We are looking to be the career firm, a place for long term legal careers where individuals can thrive. Our trainee solicitors are at the very beginning of that journey.

We are a full-service law firm and as a trainee you will have the opportunity to explore four seats across multiple and diverse practice areas ranging from Corporate to Family to Medical Negligence. You can expect to be involved in work which not only develops your technical skills and knowledge but also your soft skills to help you become the best possible lawyer and prepare you for your continued career with us. Throughout your training contract you will be involved in exciting, challenging work with responsibility from the outset. You’ll be working closely with and will be supported by our expert lawyers as we help make a difference to our clients.

As well as gaining exposure to different practice areas and clients, you will be supported by our Training Principal and Early Careers Manager as you progress to ensure that you have everything you need to reach your potential.

Our culture is open, diverse and inclusive. Whether you are a partner or a trainee solicitor, we strive to nurture our people and offer enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable careers. This includes providing the best training, great pay and rewards and a good work-life balance.

Applications now open

Applications for our 2025 and 2026 trainee intakes are now open and will close on 28 April 2024.


What do we look for in our trainees?

We look to recruit talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our values and who have the potential to become our future partners and leaders. Ours is a long-term commitment, during which you will be given every opportunity to excel. If you have the characteristics and skills we are looking for, we will provide the environment, encouragement and opportunities for you to thrive both personally and professionally regardless of your background.

What characteristics and skills are we looking for?

  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • A desire to make a difference
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Confidence
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • People and team working skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Analytical ability
  • Time management and organisational skills

How to apply

In July 2024 we will be holding Assessment Days across our offices. To apply you will need to complete our online application form and upload a copy of your CV. After applications close, we will review all applications and shortlist candidates for a live video interview. We will then select a final shortlist of candidates to attend an Assessment Day.

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Don’t just take our word for it…

Meet our Moore Barlow trainee solicitors 2022

As a UK Top 100 law firm, we are seeking talented people to join our trainee solicitor programme and are keen to offer permanent positions to those who successfully complete it. Meet some of our recent trainees who give their advice to people who are considering applying for the programme.