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Supervising Trainee Solicitors Training

How to manage trainee solicitors


This course is ideal for anyone responsible for supervising a trainee solicitor.

It looks at setting expectations, delegating effectively, and giving feedback that actually makes a difference. As well as covering possible problem areas, the course also explains the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) requirements for supervisors.

In short, you'll learn how to get the best from your trainees, and how to contribute as they develop into your firm's next generation of lawyers.


Trainee Solicitor Supervisor Requirements

From 25 November 2019 the requirements for supervising trainees comes via the SRA Authorisation of Individuals Regulations and SRA Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations.

It is defined that trainee solicitors should work in various areas of law, including both contentious and non-contentious work types.

Trainees can be supervised by numerous different people within a law firm or in-house legal department, including  partners, managers, other solicitors or experienced Chartered Legal Executives (CILEx).

A trainee solicitor supervisor is responsible for giving trainees practical day-to-day training as well as opportunities to develop a knowledge of the law and their legal skills. It is a huge responsibility and you should have a thorough understanding of the function and duties of an authorised supervisor.

Find out more

If you have any queries on our supervising trainee solicitors training, please drop an email or call Linda Moran on:

Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Linda@KinchRobinson.com

Training Outcomes

After completing the course, your trainee solicitor supervisors will:

  • be better at delegation and trainee feedback
  • respond effectively when working with different generations (e.g. millennials, generations X, Y & Z)
  • know how to comply with SRA requirements for supervising trainees

Course Content

Our supervising trainee solicitors training will teach you how to effectively manage, monitor and develop the trainees within your organisation.

  • Setting expectations of being a solicitor
  • Delegation and feedback that makes a difference
  • Responding to different generations
  • The requirements of the SRA
  • Dealing with training problems that may be encountered



30 minutes


Partners, managers, lawyers and solicitors in your organisation who are responsible for supervising trainee solicitors.

To discuss how we can help, please contract Linda Moran on -

Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Linda@KinchRobinson.com

We also offer a comprehensive range of legal and professional skills courses (PSC) that have been specially designed for trainees solicitors. For further information on what is available, please take a look at our courses for trainees solicitors page.