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Why become a solicitor with FBC Manby Bowdler?

The Firm welcomes an annual intake of Trainee Solicitors each September.

Our training contracts are filled at least 12 months in advance; the application cut-off date being the 30th of April each year for a contract commencing in the September of the following year.

About Charlotte: Charlotte joined the Firm in 2006, completing her training contract in 2009, and is now a fantastic mentor and Training Principal for all of our FBCMB trainees.


What we look for in a Trainee:

Academic qualifications


We are looking for candidates with A-C grades at GCSE and a minimum B:B:C at A Level, as well as a 1st or 2:1 degree. We welcome applications from individuals with both law and non law backgrounds and have a number of lawyers currently working here who joined us following a change in career. One of our Partners used to manage a large national department store before making the move into law.


Personal qualities

At FBC Manby Bowdler we are proud to work as ‘One Team’. So whether working with colleagues, clients, community partners or suppliers, we expect our trainees to take the same approach that the Firm is proud to have adopted.

We involve all of our trainees in networking opportunities and social events and encourage them to take a proactive approach to business development and marketing that is aligned to their personal development plans.


So, what next? 

Please submit your applications to our HR Team via email hr@fbcmb.co.uk with an up to date CV and covering letter to apply.

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