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Small Practice Traineeship Grant open for applications
2021 grant recipient Donna Ferry

13 Mar 2024 / law society Print

Apply now for Small Practice Traineeship Grant

The Law Society 2024 Small Practice Traineeship Grant is now open for applications.

The grant supports firms outside of large urban centres to foster the next 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 (PPC) fee.

In 2024, five such grants will be made available.

Previous recipients, such as Donna Ferry (pictured), have spoken enthusiastically about the scheme.

Eligibility criteria

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),
  • Be able to comply with the related / connected persons rule as set out in the Scheme, and
  • Agree to pay the trainee at least the living wage (currently €14.80 per hour).

For more information, download the rules for the scheme and application form.

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