Salary and benefits
Our trainee starting salary is £40,000 per annum and newly qualified solicitors can expect to be paid £68,000 per annum. Our trainee salaries are reviewed annually.
Once we have offered you a training contract we will support you to complete your GDL and LPC and provide sponsorship for the GDL and LPC fees and give you a maintenance grant to assist with your day to day living expenses.
Our staff work in an environment focused on your development, providing training both ‘on the job’, on training courses and via departmental training.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package which is designed to support you across your financial, physical personal wellbeing. Find out more about what your benefits package may include below.
Private health care
Season ticket loan
Long term disability cover
Staff introductory bonus
Give as you earn scheme
Long service award
Physical and emotional wellbeing
Eye test/contribution towards glasses
Cycle to work scheme
Personal and family wellbeing
25 days annual leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Employee assistance programme
NQ Solicitor leave*
Office location and facilities
With offices in Bankside and Mayfair you will get to experience the best of London, from the heritage buildings and boutiques in the West End to the rapidly evolving Southwark skyline and riverside. You will have easy access to many fantastic restaurants and theatres as well as the opportunity to visit the hub of art galleries and exhibitions nearby. The Bankside Buzz card means you are eligible to participate in all sorts of events in the local areas as well as receive discounts in a number of participating shops, restaurants and bars.
We also have an office in Oxford that trainees are able to work from during their Private Client & Tax seat.
Social and Sporting
Our trainees are expected to work hard and produce high quality work but we also value the importance of a social life and will encourage you to get away in the evenings in time to enjoy yourselves.
Boodle Hatfield is a very friendly firm and even before you join as a trainee you will be invited to the annual Christmas and Summer parties so you can get to know your fellow trainees and other staff.
We also host end of month drinks in the office which everyone is encouraged to join.
We offer regular sporting activities including football and netball games as well as running weekly yoga sessions and participating in annual cricket and softball matches with clients.
“We get involved in local projects around Southwark. Our office is in Bankside, so we work with Better Bankside to try and improve the area.”
Chambers Student 2021
“We definitely get a collaboration boost through social events.”
Chambers Student 2020