Legal work experience

If you’re considering a career in law, work experience with us will give you the chance to find out more about us, what we do and the role of a solicitor.  We welcome work experience applications from anyone aged 15 -17. Placements are offered for one week.

Structured work experience programme

We have put together a programme to allow you to spend time in each of our departments. You’ll gain experience in all the areas of law we cover, giving you an idea as to what it’s really like to work for a legal practice.

On your first day, you’ll have a standard induction and basic training on our case management system.  We’ll talk to you about the week ahead, introduce you to the staff and show you around the office/s and departments.

At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to talk about what you’ve learnt and we’ll provide you with detailed feedback.

When to apply

If you’re applying for dates between January and April, please submit your application between October and December.

If you’re applying for dates between May and July, please submit your application between January and February.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for a work experience placement, download the application form, complete and email back to our HR Team.

“I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to be part of Lyons Bowe’s Will Project. Both Heather and Jacob welcomed me and it was overall a lovely environment to work in.  I hope to be back in the New Year!”
Charlotte Padfield (Work Experience Placement December 2019)

“A very big thank you for  making my time with you such a valuable experience and making me feel a valued part of the team”
Sophie (Work Experience Placement 2018)

“I want to thank you all for making my experience at Lyons Bowe so enjoyable and eye opening. Initially I was nervous to join you all for the week but as soon as I stepped through the door everyone made me feel so welcome and I cannot thank you all enough for that. I learnt so much this week and it has just increased my desire to pursue a career in law.

I would like to thank Paul in particular for giving me the opportunity to gain some experience in his firm and also Justine for being so kind and helpful when coordinating my work experience week. Thank you Eleanor for being my guide during the week. Your kindness most definitely has not gone unnoticed and I am extremely grateful for your patience with me each day!

This email would be rather long if I were to thank everyone individually but I will reiterate one last time how grateful I am for everyone’s help and guidance this week. I hope the Ferrero Rocher showed my appreciation fully!” 

Elizabeth Allen – Work Experience 2019