To succeed in today's market our lawyers need not only highly tuned legal expertise but also well developed commercial thinking and business development acumen. Our career development programme therefore, has a strong commercial/client relationship focus.

The basis for all lawyer development is a clear and deep understanding of the law. To deliver this fundamental set of skills we offer a best practice legal knowledge programme designed to be delivered at each stage in their career.

In addition to our legal knowledge programme, we have a comprehensive portfolio of personal and practice development modules designed to develop our associates into rounded lawyers. Ongoing career and personal development conversations with their Partners and the use of development centres at a senior level, further assist our associates identify the most appropriate development to meet their needs.

Our newly qualified lawyers attend an induction programme which includes topics such as the firm's expectations of them post qualification, and further personal development designed to assist them in making an effective contribution within their practice areas.

We are always keen to recognise and promote talent from within and look to provide opportunities for some of our Senior Associates to go on to become Legal Directors or Senior Counsel.