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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, former Trainee Solicitor, who now deals with Wills and Estates

Careers at TSP

Graduate Recruitment

Why apply for a training contract at TSP?

Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP) considers trainees to be vital for the future of the firm. We will ensure you are properly trained, supported and have the right experience to emerge from the process as a well-rounded Solicitor in the hope that you will be committed to a long term future with us. We have very successful retention of our trainees with many staying to progress their career at TSP, some going on to become Associates and Directors at the firm.



The Trainee Solicitor Role at TSP

Our Training Contract usually consists of four seats of six month’s duration each, although this arrangement can be flexible. As part of this period of training each trainee will usually complete a seat within the following departments:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Wills and Estates


We usually ask the trainees their preference of fourth seat and do our best to match them with this practice area wherever practicalities allow. Other practice areas at TSP are:

  • Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Commercial Property and Agriculture
  • Employment
  • Family and Divorce
  • Residential Property



The recruitment process for 2025

Our applications for our work experience week to be held between Monday 8 to Friday 12 July 2024 are now closed.  This is ideally suited to students who are currently studying law at university or equivalent in their second year of studies or above and are thinking of applying for a training contract. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to spend time with different teams throughout the firm to give a broad range of experience and gain better insight into a career as a solicitor at TSP.

We welcome applications via a CV and covering letter, to be sent to  The closing date for applications is 30 April 2024.


Our applications for our 2026 training contracts will open soon and further information on that will appear here nearer the time.