Applications now closed.

What we offer

Our work experience is understandably very popular and we receive far more requests than the number of places we can offer.

We commit a significant amount of time and resource to provide fun and rewarding work experience, and we need to balance this to ensure we are able to give our clients the high levels of service they expect from us.

To ensure we provide meaningful work experience we offer a maximum of 10 places during a one week period to individuals with a keen desire to pursue a career in the law. 

This is open to AS/A level students or undergraduates who are not eligible to apply for one of our Training Contracts to start in September 2019 – please click here to view the Training Contract eligibility criteria, as well as further information about what we offer, how to apply and the recruitment process. We will consider applications from penultimate or final year law students and final year non law students, who are not applying for training contracts this year for a reason; you will be asked to explain why on the application form.

During the work experience week you will get the chance to experience a variety of different practice areas. Where possible you will make a contribution in helping with the work within a team. 

What we are looking for

To secure one of our work experience places we expect you to be hard working, enthusiastic, have a strong desire to learn and demonstrate your skills, and most importantly have a real desire to pursue a career in law. 

You should be either:

  • Studying AS/A levels at a local sixth form/college, considering a career in the law (application to be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from your tutor/careers advisor); or
  • An undergraduate studying law at university or a non law student who has a keen interest in joining the legal profession, and who is ineligible to apply for one of our Training Contracts to start in September 2019; or
  • A penultimate or final year law student, or final year non law student, if there is a reason why you are not applying for 2019 training contracts this year.

My overall impression was that Wright Hassall was impressive – from the respect that it holds clients and business in a way you would expect from a big city law firm, but has the friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere that you wouldn’t expect

Feedback from work experience 2016

Application process

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 work experience. Please download the application form at the bottom of the page, save to your PC, and return the completed form via email to

Application timetable

The timetable for the recruitment process is outlined below. Due to the volume of applications we receive we will not confirm receipt of your application form and feedback will not be provided.

We are also unable to respond to those who are unsuccessful, so if you do not hear from us by the end of June 2017 you should assume that your application is not being progressed.

14 May 2017 Closing date for applications
End May/Start June 2017 Shortlisting and places offered
W/c 24 July 2017 Work experience week

Spending this week at Wright Hassall has given me a fantastic impression of the firm! Every department I visited was very friendly and gave off quite a lively atmosphere, which was really nice to see in an office which can often be portrayed as a very dull place to work. I would definitely recommend this firm to others who were looking to gain experience in law

Feedback from work experience 2016

Wright Hassall values the differences and advantages that a diverse workforce brings to the firm, and is committed to ensuring that all applicants are valued as individuals and treated with respect and fairness.

If you have applied unsuccessfully in the past, you are welcome to apply again if you have further developed your skills and legal experience.

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