Are you a motivated and ambitious individual looking to embark on a rewarding career in the legal profession? Join our team at Eldridges as a Trainee Solicitor and kickstart your journey towards becoming a successful solicitor.

About Us: Eldridges is a reputable law firm dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to our clients. With a strong focus on professionalism, integrity, and client satisfaction, we have established ourselves as one of the go-to law firms on the Isle of Wight and beyond. Our firm specialises in a number of areas, including commercial law, contentious probate & trusts, dispute resolution, family law, private client law, and residential conveyancing.

Job Description: As a Trainee Solicitor, you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and training in various areas of law under the guidance of our experienced solicitors. This two-year training contract will provide you with hands-on experience in legal research, drafting legal documents, attending client meetings, and assisting with case preparations. You will work closely with senior solicitors and have exposure to a diverse range of cases, allowing you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal profession.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting legal research and preparing case summaries
  • Assisting solicitors in drafting legal documents, contracts, and pleadings
  • Attending client meetings, court hearings, and other legal proceedings
  • Collaborating with colleagues to provide comprehensive legal advice and support
  • Managing case files, maintaining accurate records, and ensuring compliance with regulations
  • Staying updated on relevant legal developments and participating in professional development opportunities


  • LLB or equivalent law degree
  • Completion of the Legal Practice Course (LPC), or the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, and client confidentiality
  • Proactive attitude, eagerness to learn, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Please note that completion of the LPC or SQE is not necessary but is advantageous.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Mentorship from experienced solicitors
  • Exposure to diverse and challenging legal cases
  • Support for continued professional development and training opportunities
  • Opportunities for career progression within the firm

To Apply: If you are ready to launch your legal career with Eldridges, please submit your CV to Joni Ade –

Application Deadline: 01 November 2023

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. All applications will be handled with strict confidentiality.

Join our dynamic team and embark on a fulfilling career as a Trainee Solicitor at Eldridges. We look forward to receiving your application!

Newport Office

36 St James Street, Newport, PO30 1LF

01983 524741

01983 556088

Freshwater Office

Avenue House, Avenue Road, Freshwater, PO40 9UZ

01983 752492

01983 754247