About the role and team
ACS is made up of a variety of departments, allowing you to work on high-profile commercial and private client work, alongside a range of fee earners with different skills and talents. During your training, we’ll expose you to as many work areas as possible, helping you to discover which area of law best suits you. You will discover that you can use the law to make a real difference in society.
 
During your training contract, we’ll introduce you to a variety of clients and professionals. Responsibility for your clients and matters will naturally increase as you gain the relevant skills, knowledge, experience and confidence.
Training contracts are made up of four seats, each lasting six months. We will consider your experience, skills and preferences when allocating seats, together with business need and completion of SRA regulations.  As a trainee, you’ll be encouraged to get involved in a range of activities from client events and training seminars, to regularly attending trainee forums. It’s all about making the most of the opportunities available here.

A successful trainee will combine a strong academic record with innovative thinking, a compassionate and caring approach, and an appreciation of client needs and concerns. We’re looking for people who can build excellent relationships with colleagues and clients alike, and who share our passion and enthusiasm for making a difference to society.

We believe that people thrive most when they are relaxed and happy. So, although you’re expected to work hard at ACS, we always try to ensure that you enjoy a sociable and supportive working environment.  We recognise that people have lives away from work and the importance of time to spend with family and friends.  Whether it’s the quarterly office lunch on our rooftop terrace, a team-building workshop or a game of five-a-side football, there’s always an opportunity to get involved in ‘extra-curricular’ activities!

 
About the candidate

It is expected that you will have the following skills and relevant experience:

  • An excellent level of academic competence through A-level grades (BBB or equivalent) and 2:2 at degree level
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and attention to detail
  • Good IT skills in Microsoft Office applications and be eager and willing to develop skills in other IT systems such as presentation packages as necessary
  • Positive attitude, showing initiative to get involved
  • Commitment to keeping all matters confidential
  • Good motivation and flexibility to meet deadlines, including the possibility of working early, late or through the lunchtime period
  • Understand the importance of, and demonstrate good financial hygiene
  • Be proactive in suggesting solutions and improvements
  • Take responsibility for self-development and gaining the experience, skills and knowledge required to qualify
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a demanding workload and client relationships and expectationsIt is expected that this role would be held for 24 months.
About the firm
 Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.

What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.