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This section contains a series of questions that may help you when thinking about submitting an application to us.


These questions cover a variety of areas such as information on the firm, the application process and how to apply for other recruitment opportunities at The Ince Group. If you are unable to find the answer to your question here or require further information then please contact who will be able to assist

How many traineeships do you offer?

Up to 10 each year fluctuating based on business need.

What is the application process and deadlines for the Trainee Recruitment Placement Scheme and traineeships?

We’ve outlined the application process and deadlines for the trainee recruitment placement scheme and training contracts however if you have any further questions please get in touch.

Who should I address my covering letter to?

Please address your letter to Jessica Watling, Employee Development Advisor.

Do you pay the LPC and GDL fees?

Yes, we pay fees for future trainees for both the LPC and GDL and provide a maintenance grant while you are studying towards these courses.

Should I apply if I don’t meet the academic requirements?

Only if you have strong mitigating circumstances; otherwise, we are looking for a minimum 2:1 degree and AAB at A Level. Where you are only slightly below the academic benchmark we may still be able to progress your application where other areas of your application are strong.

Do you take on non-law students?

About 50% of our fee-earners did a subject other than law. We welcome applications from non-law students. If candidates can show a high level of achievement in any subject, combined with a commitment to the law and the right competencies then their application will be of interest to us.

Do you take on mature applicants?

Yes. In the past we have recruited trainees who have had significant prior work experience. We are particularly interested in applicants who are embarking on a second career after a career in an area of work in which the firm specialises.

Do you keep in contact with trainees before they join the firm?

Yes. The graduate team has regular contact with the future trainees prior to them joining the firm. We invite our future trainees to regular social events throughout the year.

Do trainees socialise outside work?

Ince is a very sociable firm. Teams working on cases often go out for lunch or after work drinks. The Ince social calendar is always full and our monthly get togethers are extremely popular with everyone. You can read more in the ‘Culture’ section of the site.

Do you attend law fairs?

Yes. A member of our graduate recruitment team will be attending law fairs across the country, the dates are outlined in our Opportunities section, under events.

Would an LLM help my application?

If you are genuinely interested in doing an LLM, then you should do so. While an LLM may, in some cases, be an indicator of an individual candidate’s aptitude, it will never be a determining factor in the selection process.

Do you consider applications from candidates with degrees from countries outside the UK?

Yes, we do. If you have a degree from outside the UK and wish to undertake a traineeship in order to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales, you will need to apply to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for a certificate of academic standing and complete the GDL and LPC. Further information regarding how to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales can be found on the SRA’s website (

Are you able to sponsor visas for international students?

Yes. If you need sponsorship to be able to complete a training contract in the UK we will be able to sponsor your application for a visa. This is something the recruitment team would discuss in more detail with you after being offered a training contract.

Do you have training opportunities at the international offices?

We offer a range of training opportunities across our international offices. For more information on what might be available please click here for a list of current vacancies.

Do you employ paralegals?

Yes. If you would be interested in a paralegal position, please click here to see a list of our current vacancies.