We want to encourage those who are considering a career in the law by giving them an opportunity to spend a few days with us in our firm. Due to the number of applicants, however, we can only offer a limited number of spaces per year. If we receive more applicants than places, we will prioritise those who are studying law at degree level.
Those interested in doing work experience at HRC Law LLP, were able to apply between 1 and 30 April 2019, by sending their CV, along with a covering email which explained why they’d like to spend time with us, to Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org. We explained that candidates needn’t feel that they need a clean sheet of A*s to apply, or that they need to be a certain “type”: that’s not who we are or what we’re about.
Applications for 2019 work experience closed at midnight on 30th April 2019. We will now consider this year’s applications and, if you have applied, we will be in touch during May/June to let you know the outcome.
We will give preference to those who are studying law/or who have studied law at degree level – this is because we’ve found that candidates with prior legal knowledge tend to get more out of the placements (and because, with so many applicants, we have to draw the line somewhere).
In June 2018, Doug, a student at BPP University Law School, joined us for some work experience and said:
“I’ve just left the office and wanted to relay what an enjoyable time I have had during my time here at HRC. …everyone in the firm has taken the time to sit down with [us]. Everyone has had a very busy schedule but took time out of their day to sit down and have a genuine, unrushed conversation. It cemented the initial impression of an office that put emphasis on the culture in which it operated and the care for those developing in the team”
Laura, a third year student at the University of Huddersfield of the Master of Law and Practice, said:
“What a fantastic week it has been gaining a hands on experience within the Corporate, Commercial, Employment and Dispute Resolution service at HRC. An amazing firm filled with experts in their field who have given us so much of their time. I’ve loved every minute and it’s been great to share the experience with Doug and Priyesh. Thank you to everyone at HRC Law”
Here’s what Charlotte, a law undergraduate said about her time with us in 2017:
“During my three days at HRC Law, I was fortunate enough to be able to have experience in a range of different practice areas from Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution and Employment Law…
After spending a week at HRC, it has motivated me, even more, to apply for the Legal Practise Course and become a solicitor. The experience that I’ve gained has been extremely valuable and interesting, allowing me to better understand different practice areas of the law. I would like to thank everyone at HRC Law for being so welcoming and friendly and for all their guidance and advice during my time with the firm. HRC Law are a great firm who really care about providing the best possible advice to their clients.”
And here’s what Molly (who was about to commence her LPC) said:
“HRC Law provided me with a really rewarding and varied three days work experience. It was a great opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into commercial law in practice and meet so many interesting people from different backgrounds.
During my experience, I was provided with engaging Marketing and Dispute Resolutions tasks and was fortunate enough to observe a client meeting and conference call.
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone at HRC and the firm made a real effort to make me feel like part of the team. They were very welcoming and I would like to thank all those who gave me helpful advice and encouragement.
My experience overall has been invaluable. I am keen to pursue a career in law and my time at HRC has made me feel even more inspired to study the Legal Practice Course in September and embark on the journey to becoming a solicitor.
I would definitely recommend HRC Law. They are hardworking, personable and genuinely care about what they do and the needs of their clients.”
Do get in touch and, whatever you decide to do, good luck in your chosen career path and thanks for your interest in HRC Law.