Wilkes is a dynamic, ambitious and client-focused commercial firm. We recognise and embrace intellectual ability, but we are also looking for ambitious, creative people with problem solving skills who will be eager to assume early responsibility and contact with clients in a genuinely supportive environment.

Our aim is to select high quality individuals with realistic potential to become excellent qualified solicitors and, ultimately, partners.

We offer a two-year training contract made up of four six-month seats in the following areas:

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Business Recovery
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property & Probate Litigation
  • Private Client

All of our trainees are encouraged to take part in the ongoing qualified development training programme offered to our professional staff.

We welcome applications from individuals who have obtained a minimum of ABB at A Level and have achieved, or are on course to achieve, at least a 2.1 classification at degree level.

If you have any queries about a training contract with the Wilkes Partnership or the application process, please contact our Trainee Recruitment Partner, Kate Hackett (

Applications for training contracts commencing in 2022 are now closed. If would like to apply for 2023 positions please follow the steps below. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2021.

To apply, please click the “Download an Application Form” button below. Completed forms should be sent to and

Please be sure on opening the form to “save as” on your desktop or device of your preference.

The Wilkes Partnership embraces the principle of equal opportunities in employment. As part of our monitoring procedure, it would be helpful if you would complete the Equality Monitoring Form and return it with your application. Recruitment, promotion and career development are based solely on objective and job-related criteria.

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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