Law internships at LGFL Ltd
LGFL Ltd offer a highly-sought after internship to law and business students, providing a valuable and practical insight into working in family law. Our paid internships are open to law students, those studying for business degrees, or those interested in a career in business administration, as the experience interns gain can be transferred to any industry or market sector.
The LGFL 'hands-on' internship
Our internships at LGFL Ltd are very much hands-on, and interns become part of the LGFL team from day one. The work is varied, and there are plenty of chances to participate in all aspects of our work, including:
- Involvement in casework
- Shadowing in court
- Office work
- Legal research
- Contacting clients
- Quality bespoke mentoring from our Directors
Our legal interns work with us during their college or university holidays, or on day release. This helps our interns to fund their studies, gain valuable industry experience, and pave the way for their career.
City expertise in the Berkshire countryside
LGFL Ltd provides City-level expertise in a countryside setting. So interns can gain high-level experience with us and avoid the high costs of commuting into London everyday. Our offices are in Swallowfield, Berkshire, within easy travelling distance of Reading and Basingstoke.
Why apply for a law internship
A quality law internship offers law undergraduates the best possible chances of employment after graduation or completion of a post graduate qualification. Past interns have gone on to secure trainee positions at prestigious law firms in London and across Hampshire, Surrey, and Berkshire.
How to apply for a law internship at LGFL
Send us your CV and a letter explaining:
- Why you would like to work with LGFL Ltd
- What experiences and skills you’d bring to our firm
If you make our shortlist, we'll call you for interview.
What our interns say about LGFL
Our internship and mentoring programme is very important to us - and much prized by those who have been on it too. Here's what interns past and present say.
"Working as a legal assistant at LGFL was, without a doubt, an integral step in my journey to becoming a solicitor. Working alongside 2 highly skilled practitioners in such close proximity enabled me, not only to see the handling of numerous family law matters, but also provided me a great insight into how a legal practice is run.
I look back on my time at LGFL with incredible fondness and I will always be grateful for the time and support that Anne, Rita and the whole team poured into me. I was able to carry out tasks which taught me a vast amount about family law cases but I never felt that I was left too out of my depth.
The whole experience greatly increased my confidence. It was always very interesting when I was able to attend court and I enjoyed being able to sit in on so many client meetings. I appreciated Anne and Rita’s flexibility in my working programme which enabled me to continuing working at LGFL whilst studying for my LPC.
Because of the experience I gained at LGFL, I was I offered a role as a paralegal at a law firm in London. I was then able to undertake my training at the same firm and qualified as a solicitor in June 2016. I now work within the in-house legal team at a charity called The Challenge."
After her internship with us, Tara secured a training contract with a London law firm. Tara was Hampshire based and worked with us in the holidays from her Law Degree at Durham University.
"When I first came to LGFL for an interview, I had never had a formal interview, and I had no legal experience. Rita and Anne were warm and friendly, even offering me advice during the interview on what I could have improved, and were kind enough to offer me an internship.
During the internship I was able to develop hugely valuable skills, and most importantly for me, build my confidence. I was trusted with important tasks such as attending court, meeting clients, and liaising with other lawyers from the start. I was given a level of responsibility that I have not been given in subsequent placements at other firms.
Rita and Anne were not only different from other firms in the level of responsibility they gave me, but also in the level of relationship that they developed with me. They were so warm, friendly, and approachable, and had a genuine interest in my development. They gave me advice and feedback which was very specific to me personally, and which I continue to use to this day. I feel because of this I was able to gain so much more from this internship than others.
During other Vacation Schemes at large firms, I have spent large periods of time without any work, and feeling a bit in the way. At LGFL ,there was always something for me to do. I was able to get to know the firm well enough that if I was ever at a loose end I could always find things to do.
Furthermore, the length of time they offered me was hugely beneficial in the long run. The Managing Partner at my future firm commented that they had never had someone who had so much experience working in a law firm before, and this made me stand out. He believed this offered me a practical advantage, as most trainees have never had experience working in an office environment, and the first 6 months are often spent learning about and adapting to working in an office.
I can honestly say that my time at LGFL was the best way to start my career, I only wish that I lived closer so that I could continue to learn there through my LPC!"
Victoria was an intern with us during her LPC at Guildford Law School. She has now secured a training contract with a London firm, having worked for a year after us as a Paralegal with a niche family law firm.
"My internship at LGFL was a fantastic opportunity to begin my career in family law; I was exposed to range of family cases and given real responsibility which furthered my legal skill set. The internship complimented my LPC studies and undoubtedly helped me secure a paralegal job at a leading family law firm in London."
"I cannot speak highly enough of the experience that I gained from LGFL Ltd, both in a legal context and outside of it.
The firm guided me through my university years, offering me invaluable opportunities from a work experience perspective and priceless advice in how to take the next steps. The directors were always so understanding of my academic priorities and allowed me to shape my working time around that.
The responsibilities bestowed upon me were far greater than I could ever have gained at other legal firms, including vital marketing experience.
This internship opportunity represents a fantastic chance to gain unique experience in file handling and client contact, and I cannot thank the firm highly enough for the time that they invested in me."
Working as an intern at LGFL has been an invaluable and truly positive experience. Not only have I gained a plethora of skills which will be transferable in future employment but I have also gained a clear insight into life as a lawyer.
The working environment was fast-paced and I was constantly faced with different tasks and challenges but this allowed for growth both in my confidence and also in my understanding of legal practice.
Both Rita and Anne have been extraordinary mentors and have continued to provide me with ample support and guidance. What I have learnt while working with them will greatly underpin my career path for the future.
The office environment is professional and welcoming and I very quickly felt part of the team. My tasks were varied and I was given a large amount of responsibility which afforded me the chance for a unique insight into a wide range of family law cases.
Most importantly, working at LGFL has been informative and exciting and I cannot express my gratitude to both Rita and Anne enough for this fantastic opportunity.