A new scheme has been introduced to enable smaller firms to hire trainee solicitors.
Support for a new generation of solicitors
The scheme provides funding of €18,000 to the training firm over the course of the two-year training contract. It will also provide funding of €7,000 to the trainee solicitor by way of a discount on the Professional Practice Course I (PPC I) fee. In 2021, five such grants will be made available.
The proposed training contract firm should:
- be located outside of the City and County of Dublin and the urban districts of Cork, Limerick and Galway,
- be a small firm, consisting of five or fewer solicitors (including principal, partners, consultants and employed solicitors), and
- agree to pay the trainee at least the living wage (currently €12.30 per hour).
For more information, download the Small Practice Traineeship Grant rules.
Apply by 2 July 2021
Entries for the grant must be submitted by 2 July 2021.