Information for Trainees

Payne Hicks Beach is a long-established firm of solicitors with a history since 1770. We are privileged to be located in picturesque Lincoln’s Inn at the heart of the legal world in Central London. We have broad ranging practice areas from Private Client and Family to Property and Company Commercial. Our solicitors have an excellent level of technical expertise and we have an outstanding reputation in many of our practice areas.

Payne Hicks Beach is noted as having a first-rate training programme for aspiring solicitors. The firm won eight out of ten categories in the LEX 100 2013/2014 survey. The firm were awarded first place medals for job satisfaction, living up to expectations, work life balance, friendliness of the firm and vacation scheme. The firm was awarded second place for quality of work and was placed in the top ten in respect of client contact and stress levels. The review given by LEX 100 states:-

Keeping trainees happy is a knack that some firms seem to excel at more than others and Payne Hicks Beach is certainly getting things right with its 100% score

The LEX 100 Guide comments that trainees at the firm feel that they are “treated as valuable members of the firm from day one” and get “more responsibility”. The firm is credited as having “prestige and stellar client base" as well as an “unbeatable reputation”.

"If you are looking for a firm that 'earns consistent praise from previous trainees' and can provide high-quality files and great client contact, then Payne Hicks Beach could be the ideal place for you"

"Payne Hicks Beach wins again in multiple categories in The Lex 100 2015/16 survey"Lex 100: the student guide to the UK's premier law firms