Trainee Recruitment.

Carson McDowell is Northern Ireland’s most dynamic law firm. We have more expert solicitors working in more specialist areas than any other law firm in Northern Ireland. We are proud to act for the most prestigious and successful companies and organisations operating within the jurisdiction and we continue to innovate and find new ways to advise and assist clients to achieve their goals.

What lies behind our success?

We are fully aware that the most critical element in the firm’s success story is the quality of its people. Carson McDowell has a proven commitment to attract the brightest and best talent. We also recognise, however, that it is even more important to develop, nurture and retain that talent for the long run. As such, the firm has developed a structured training programme designed to ensure that trainees:

  • understand better the role and responsibilities of a solicitor in a leading legal firm;
  • gain experience across a wide range of legal specialisms;
  • interact with lawyers at all levels (from newly-qualified solicitors to the managing partner) to gain valuable insights into the practice of law from a variety of different perspectives;
  • discover where their future career interests lie through hands-on experience in the relevant legal areas; and
  • develop and then hone the skills that they will need for their future career.

Our trainees are provided with tremendous opportunities to work with the best legal minds on exciting and high-profile matters and transactions. The dedicated training programme that we offer is designed to ensure that trainees have all of the support, training and feedback needed to make the most of those opportunities.

We understand that this is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your career and you want to make the best choice that you can. We firmly believe that joining Carson McDowell is the right decision for bright and ambitious candidates who want to work with the best people.

Application process

We are now accepting applications for 2018 training contracts. Those who are interested in applying should email [email protected] to request a copy of the application form. The closing date for receiving completed applications is 5.00pm on 31 December 2017. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Trainee Open Evening

We are pleased to announce that our Trainee Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 5 December at 6.00pm. This is only for candidates who are interested in applying for a training contract commencing in September 2018. If you would like to attend, please send an email to [email protected] confirming your interest in attending. The event is aimed at those who are intending to apply for a training contract commencing in September 2018. Please note that spaces are limited.