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    Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth, Southampton
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NQ Solicitor (0447)

Are you a Newly Qualified Lawyer?

This could be your next career move.  We've got opportunities for newly-qualified Solicitors to join us across our Real Estate practice area. We're happy to give you more detailed information about the roles – please contact us on the email address below.

Click here to read more about our locations: Bristol / Leeds / Newcastle / Plymouth / Southampton.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

We need people who are keen to be part of an ambitious team focused on growth and success, who are prepared to work hard and reap the rewards. Just as important though is the ability to have fun, to be inspired by the work you do and to enjoy the company of your colleagues.

You will be enthusiastic about a specific area of law, perhaps one you enjoyed in a seat during your training contract and now, have a desire to progress in this area. 

Regardless of your niche, you'll be joining a busy team where you'll play an integral part in the delivery of some of the UK's most exciting premier clients. Your work will be fast paced and challenging but as a team, we are collaborative and enjoy what they do, which makes for a positive working environment.

Who Are We?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

Want to know more? Click here to see our website.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBTQ+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If you're ready to make an application, please remember to include a cover letter telling us what office you would like to apply to, what area of law interests you and why. Every single application is read and reviewed by our in-house recruiter, Alicia Connolly who can be contacted on

Alternatively, if you would like to know more or have any questions please get in touch. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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Alicia Connolly

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