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"I was particularly attracted to working for TSP because of the breadth of practice areas the firm has to offer". Adina Milleare, recent Trainee Solicitor, now qualified, who deals with Wills and Estates

Training Contracts

Training Contract Recruitment Process

We consider our trainees to be vital for the future of our firm. We hope that at the end of your training contract you will be committed to Essex and will want to build your legal career at Thompson Smith and Puxon. We ensure that you are properly trained and have the right experience to emerge from the process as a well-rounded solicitor who will be an asset to the firm. Our trainees have the opportunity to undertake at least four seats from:

  • Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • Company Commercial
  • Employment for Business
  • Residential Property
  • Family and Divorce
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates

The seats are allocated in discussion with you and according to the needs of the firm. There are 4 stages to the TSP Recruitment Contract Process the details of which can be downloaded here.

Our Current and Recent Trainees

Jack Corr Our current trainee is Jack Corr, pictured left. Jack joined us in April 2018 and is due to qualify in 2020. Read his story here. Who Should Apply? We welcome applications from 2:1 candidates who exhibit a genuine interest in the law, have good communication skills and have qualities that will be a natural match with the firm’s values and culture. You may have already completed your LPC or you may not. You might also currently be undertaking your LPC. Your status in this regard will not affect your application and indeed, for the right candidate, the firm may be prepared to assist with funding your course and giving you time off to attend.

How to Apply

Our trainees are recruited two years in advance. Applications to join the beginning of the process are open as follows and will close on the following dates: September 2022 – Vacancy Closes on 31 July 2020 Applications, which are dealt with by our Chief Operating Officer, Sean Stuttaford, can be submitted,  in the form of a CV with covering letter, online here or should be sent directly to  We will not be able to process applications that are not submitted in this way. You can also submit by post to: The HR Officer, Thompson Smith and Puxon, Stable 6, Stable Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GL If you need to discuss your prospective application please contact our HR Officer Amanda Gentry on 01206 574431.

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