Firm launches ‘next-day training contracts’

A North West law firm is offering next-day training contracts to LPC graduates, side-stepping the traditional method of filling training contract places one or two years in advance.

Asons, a personal injury and clinical negligence firm headquartered in Bolton, took on eight trainees during 2013 and now plans to recruit a further 12, all with differing start dates, throughout 2014. Three of the 12 have already been found and have started their training contracts.

The firm said: “Historically, many firms look to fill training places two years in advance, with students encouraged to apply during the final term of the second year of their law degree. Asons Solicitors have chosen to break tradition, offering those who are successful the chance to begin their training contract the very next working day.”

The firm was launched in 2009 by five brothers: chief executive and practice manager Imran Akram and his four siblings Kamran, Irfan, Haroon and Bilal. It has expanded rapidly and now employs about 250 staff and a turnover of £9.6m.

The firm has also announced a number of other ambitious plans, including doubling its number of employees within two years, moving into a new £7m office and opening offices in Dubai, London, New York, Pakistan and Singapore over the coming years.