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Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) LLP and Pitmans LLP merged on 1 December 2018 to become BDB Pitmans LLP. More details can be found here

We aim to give you

the opportunity to realise your potential working with some of the most talented lawyers in the profession.

We’ve built a culture that encourages talent to flourish and an environment where people enjoy working.

Training with BDB Pitmans will bring you real responsibility right from the start, combined with the right level of support to ensure you never feel overwhelmed.

After a comprehensive induction programme our trainees receive extensive legal and interpersonal skills training to ensure their expertise and career skills are constantly developing. Trainees undergo specific technical training in each seat in addition to the mandatory Professional Skills Course (PSC). Great emphasis is also placed on interpersonal skills such as networking and client management so when you qualify you have the breadth of skills required to be an excellent solicitor.

Opportunities during your training contract

While we have offices in Cambridge, London City, London Westminster, Reading and Southampton, our trainees are based in a home office in either London or Reading. When applying we will ask you to express a preference to either mainly be based in one of these two locations.

Over four six month seats you will receive excellent legal training. You can expect to spend the majority of your training in your home location, but maybe required to travel to another office. All of our trainees will have the opportunity to express a preference for any of the seats available across all of our locations. Although it is not guaranteed, we will try to accommodate your preferences.

For more information about the trainee opportunities in London and Reading see our locations.

Sponsorship

To support your legal studies we provide sponsorship for both the GDL and the LPC. This includes payment of full fees for courses which are yet to be completed. If you have already completed the GDL or LPC we do still welcome your application.

This includes payment of full fees for courses which are yet to be completed.

We ask our future trainees to attend a BPP law school (Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Liverpool and Manchester). If there are personal reasons as to why you need to study elsewhere, we will consider your request.

We have agreed a menu of LPC electives, which are related to our practice areas, with BPP law school that our trainees can select. If you are successful in obtaining a training contract with us we provide further guidance before you make your final elective choices.

If you have already completed the GDL or LPC we do still welcome your application.

Rewards and Benefit

Should you choose to build your career at BDB Pitmans we offer comprehensive benefits and rewards.

Employees can receive a wide range of benefits:

  •  A minimum of 25 days annual leave per year
  • Bonus scheme
  • Company pension
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Biennial medical
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption pay
  • Flexible working
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • CSR Day

London and Cambridge Offices

London Westminster
50 Broadway, London
SW1H 0BL

London City
107 Cheapside, London
EC2V 6DN

Cambridge
51 Hills Road, Cambridge
CB2 1NT

Reading and Southampton Offices

Reading, Castle Street
47 Castle Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 7SR

Reading, The Anchorage
34 Bridge Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton, The Avenue
46 The Avenue Southampton
Southampton SO17 1AX

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