When can I apply?

The application process is currently open and we are accepting applications for training contracts commencing September 2021/22. Please note the deadline for applications is FRIDAY 4 JULY 2020.

How many Trainees are you seeking to recruit?

We have up to six training contract vacancies each year.

What is the starting salary?

1st Year Trainees - £23,500; 2nd Year Trainees - £25,000

*Subject to change

Do you fund the LPC and GDL?

We offer financial assistance in relation to your GDL or LPC (or Scottish Diploma of Professional Legal Practice). We also support paid vacation schemes for Trainees. 

Do you accept applications from students who have not studied law at university?

Yes, a number of our current Trainees are non-law graduates and subsequently studied the GDL.

Is there an age limit for applicants?

No, we are happy to consider applications from all candidates regardless of age.

Do you have a preferred list of universities from which to recruit Trainees?

No, we consider applications from all candidates regardless of university.

Do I get to choose my seats?

We consult with all of our Trainees about which seats they wish to undertake before decisions are made. We make every effort to ensure Trainees experience the departments that interest them.

If I previously applied to Higgs & Sons and was unsuccessful, can I reapply?

Yes, you will need to submit a new application for the new intake. All applications are considered on their own merit.


If your question hasn’t been answered here, please contact our Graduate Recruitment team on 0345 111 5050 or email     

If you would prefer to ask one of our Trainees about the application process, the firm or life as a Higgs' Trainee in general, email .You may also want to find a little more about our current trainees by clicking here.

Contact us

3 Waterfront Business Park
Brierley Hill
West Midlands, DY5 1LX

Call Us: 0345 111 5050


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