Jat Bains

Partner, Finance

Education: Law, Birmingham
Joined: 1999
Practice area: Finance

Our firm is recognised for its high quality legal advice – our trainees need to meet the highest standards expected from our clients. That doesn’t happen by accident. From our specially tailored LPC to our comprehensive education programme during the training contract and beyond, we take training incredibly seriously.

We give trainees as much responsibility as they can handle – the best way to learn is through doing the work of a solicitor.

In return for the commitment, hard work and ambition of our trainees, we help to create exceptional lawyers delivering excellent service, which is what attracts clients to us.

Our partners are involved every step of the way. As a firm we visit universities around the country, invite potential applicants to events at our offices and personally interview the candidates who attend our assessment days. Partners make the ultimate decision as to who our trainees are. Each trainee has a partner acting as their mentor. I’m one of the partners on our Trainee Solicitor Committee and a group of us help to oversee the entire process. The valuable time we devote to finding and nurturing our trainees stems from a simple fact: they are the next generation of Macfarlanes’ partners.

We give trainees as much responsibility as they can handle – the best way to learn is through doing the work of a solicitor.
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