Trainee Lawyer

Blanchards Bailey

Train to be a qualified lawyer with us….

We are looking for two successful candidates to help springboard their legal career and develop into qualified lawyers specialising in Probate, Wills and Trusts.

Do you work within probate or have a desire to do so?

Are you seeking a dynamic role in a prestigious and forward-thinking law firm?

Blanchards Bailey, a leading law firm in Dorset is providing an opportunity to join an award winning dynamic and growing team.

The Legal 500, an independent review directory, ranks Firms that make it into the publication in tiers, according to technical ability, complexity and innovative work, prestigious clients, and client service. Blanchards Bailey is ranked a tier above their local competitors and commended through comments such as: Lauded as an impressively modern, highly skilled, diverse team - Blanchards Bailey LLP regularly advises clients on issues related to estate planning, inheritance tax issues, and Court of Protection work.”

Earlier this year the Modern Law Private Client Awards shortlisted Blanchards Bailey as Law Firm of the Year. These are national awards and highlight the very best private client teams. We are honoured to be one of eight firms that could be bestowed this prestigious award on 4 July 2024.

Blanchards Bailey is dedicated to developing its team and providing a wide range of opportunities for progression at every stage of your career. Ongoing education is at the heart of our culture and you’ll experience its impact from your first day onwards; through comprehensive induction programmes, apprenticeships, CILEX qualifications, SQE, a wide range of CPD opportunities, supportive performance appraisals, internal development training courses and more.

The role:

Training as a Probate Specialist, you will play a crucial role in managing a diverse caseload and providing top-tier service to our valued clients. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best legal minds in the industry, gaining invaluable experience and advancing your career.


We are looking for applicants who have either legal experience or legal qualifications and the desire and ambition to develop their career further within the legal profession, who are focused and flexible, with a willingness to go that extra mile for results, and who have strong interpersonal skills, and excellent motivational skills to help achieve the goals of the team.

If you're ready to take your career to the next level with a firm that values innovation, excellence, and professional growth, we want to hear from you!

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Please send your CV and covering letter, or completed application form to Barbara Cox, HR Assistant, Blanchards Bailey LLP, Bunbury House, Stour Park, Blandford Forum, DT11 9LQ or via e-mail to

Alternatively, for an informal chat regarding this opportunity, please contact Jane Cordner, Head of HR on 01258 488220.

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