Our firm

We are a full service law firm based in North East England serving clients throughout the UK and further afield. Established in 1896, we have an outstanding reputation for being approachable, trustworthy and providing practical, pragmatic and robust advice.

With over 200 employees including 28 partners and over 100 lawyers, we are one of the largest law firms in the region and pride ourselves on providing our clients with the highest quality, partner-led legal advice and exceptional personal service. ‘A stalwart player in the North which regularly attracts national clients to its office in Newcastle (Legal 500).

Through our shared values of knowledge, integrity and pragmatism, our people deliver results of real quality and enduring commercial benefit.

Our trainees are on twitter, follow @SintonsTrainees to see what they are up to or to ask for advice.

COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on recruitment

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and any impact on our recruitment procedures. At the time of writing this, our hope is to continue with recruitment in 2021 to recruit trainees to join us in September 2022 & 2023. Please read on for more information about the process.

Our Graduate Recruitment process – how do I apply?

If you are interested in a training contract at Sintons, then we would love to hear from you. Please complete our online application form any time after 1 January but make sure we receive it before 30 April.

If you are shortlisted to the next stage, we will invite you to an assessment week in June. This is a great opportunity for you to understand and gain experience of what the role of a trainee solicitor and qualified solicitor entails to make sure you are making the right career choice. We will obviously want to learn more about you too and you will have opportunities to talk to our Graduate Recruitment team and people across the firm during your time with us. While we appreciate it may be quite daunting, we try to make the week as fun and as interesting as possible and you will also have lots of time to get to know our trainees and solicitor apprentices.

A summary of our timeline is:

1 January 2021Window to apply opens
30 April 2021Window to apply closes
Week commencing 21 June and 28 JuneThose shortlisted to the next stage will be invited to one of our assessment weeks
July (date to be confirmed)For those successful for the final stage, an interview with our Managing Partner and Head of People Services
By end of JulyOffers made to join us in September 2022 or September 2023

Finally, please take a few moments to read our Graduate Recruitment Handbook.