Training Contracts

At dgb we provide a bespoke and personal training experience we believe is required to thrive in the legal sector. The training contract offers complete exposure to all areas of law undertaken by the firm, fully and personally supervised by partners and senior fee earners.

Herein lies the difference between training at dgb and at a larger city law firm. During each seat, our trainees have the opportunity to build a caseload and manage matters. Our trainees have immediate client facing opportunities and have the opportunity to build relationships with our clients which would not be possible at larger firms. We can offer you strength and depth in your training and exposure to a variety of different types of client.

Our clients want to work with people who understand their issues and can provide clear and accurate advice.

A typical training contract comprises four seats being offered over a two year training period in various teams including Residential Property; Employment Law; Corporate and Commercial Property; and Private Client, including wills, and Trusts and Estates.  A litigation seat will be offered via a secondment with a local specialist firm.  The allocation of seats will depend on the current programme.

Our Training Principal, will oversee your training programme and trainee solicitors will generally spend four to six months in each seat with a training supervisor. Trainees will gain a wide range of experience and develop their professional skills, laying the foundation for a successful future career in law.

You should apply by completing the application form below, and sending it to us with your covering letter and CV by email to