Developing talent is a core value of Cleaver Fulton Rankin. People are the backbone of our firm and the service we provide to our clients. We invest in a broad range of development opportunities, for all employees no matter what their role, from specialist practice training for our solicitors to softer business skills for our support team.

Trainee Solicitor Programme –Developing talented legal graduates

The firm presently has 8 Trainees, 4 due to qualify in 2020 and 4 due to qualify in 2021.

At Cleaver Fulton Rankin each trainee is provided with the opportunity to spend a period of 6 months in each of four different department seats. A general induction programme takes place at the beginning of September for each new intake of Trainees and this will be followed up by departmental induction as each Trainee joins a new department.

From day one trainees are exposed to some of the most challenging and interesting commercial legal work and given the opportunity to handle cases, see clients and carry out many of the responsibilities of a solicitor. This fantastic exposure to learning whilst working alongside experienced professionals ensures that our trainees develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become great lawyers.

As training progresses and through regular reviews our trainees begin to identify their own personal career path within the company and are encouraged to challenge themselves to develop a reputation as a specialist in their chosen area of law.

Recruitment for the Trainee Solicitor Programme is now closed

Summer Placement Scheme

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to offer university students in their penultimate year of study the opportunity to attend a one week placement at the firm.

The placement position will provide you with an insight into working at a commercial firm, the role of a solicitor, as well as giving you first-hand experience of the court environment.

This scheme is currently closed and will reopen in 2019.


Please click here to apply for current vacancies.

Residential Property Lawyer

An ambitious and highly motivated Residential Property Lawyer, with 3 years PQE or more, is required for our busy Private Client team with experience in all aspects of residential property transactions including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, and title rectification.  Experience in acting for developers would also be an advantage.

Candidates should be able to develop and maintain client and business relationships, excellent communication skills, capable of managing a significant caseload, demonstrate genuine technical experience and high academic credentials, entrepreneurial vision, commercial aptitude, practice developments skills, a strong team ethic and a desire to learn. This role is ideal for someone who is seeking high levels of responsibility in a fast paced environment.

Closing date: 6 December 2019

Private Client Lawyer

We are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated lawyer to join our very busy Private Client team.

Candidates should have experience in drafting wills, administration of estates and trusts, dealing with matters affecting elderly clients and conveyancing is advantageous. We are seeking a reliable, hardworking and determined employee with the opportunity to develop within one of Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s fastest growing sectors.

Candidates should have high academic credentials, entrepreneurial vision, commercial aptitude, marketing and practice development skills, a strong team ethic and a desire to learn.

Closing date: 6 December 2019


Please click here to apply for current vacancies.