Law Returners – FAQ

Is the programme open to men as well as women?

Yes this programme is open to legal professionals.  Given the focus of the Returners fund, applications are particularly welcome from people who have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives.

Does a 12-month career break mean that I can’t have worked at all for at least 12 months?

No. If you have been working on a small-scale or in a non-professional role to fit around family or other commitments, you are welcome to apply.  Please clearly state your career break from the legal profession on your CV.

What types of flexible working are available during and after the programme?

The forms of flexible working on offer will depend on each company and role.

Can I apply to more than one of the participating companies?

You can apply to more than one participating company but please be targeted in your selection.

I’m not free on the assessment days. Can I apply anyway?

Please do apply but we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate other interview dates.

Will you be running any programmes after this one?

At the moment, this is the only programme of this type that is scheduled.

Is this a paid programme?

Yes, roles will be paid at a suitable professional level.

I’d like to work for one of the companies but my area of expertise isn’t listed. Should I apply anyway?

First look at the other participating companies to see if your skills and experience are a better fit. If not, and you feel that your skills and experience may be relevant, you can send your CV with an explanation in your cover letter.

I do not have a current Practising Certificate/not on the role, can I still apply?

Yes, please do apply.  We are partnering with the Law Society who will be able to provide support and advice regarding this.

Do I need to attend the event in order to apply?

No, you do not need to attend our events to apply.  Please find out how to apply to each company at the bottom of their specific programme adverts.