We are looking for a trainee solicitor or paralegal to be based at our office in Newcastle under Lyme
Your primary role shall be to support our Family department but you will also have the opportunity to gain experience in our Private Client and Conveyancing Departments.
Your duties will include taking notes during client meetings, communicating with clients and professionals by phone and email, drafting letters and documents, preparing court bundles and assisting counsel at court hearings.
We are a small growing business built on firm foundations. This is a great opportunity to join a genuinely supportive team and be at the heart of all of the legal services that we offer.
Our priorities are to look after our staff, work together as a team and strive for the highest levels of customer service. Genuine client care is essential: if we get that right, the business will continue to grow and thrive.
We suggest you read our reviews on Review Solicitors : these demonstrate that we are offering you the opportunity to join a people focussed workplace, dedicated to helping people and delivering a high quality service. Clients return to us and recommend friends and family.
We embrace modern technology to enable us to work more efficiently and flexibly and provide the best service possible to our clients. All of our staff have the option to work or study from home for at least one day a week.
We support the career aspirations of each of our members of staff. We aim to have employees who never want to leave. We shall therefore support you if you wish to qualify as a solicitor. Our three trainee solicitors are studying as SQE apprentices with BPP University and their training is fully funded. You may also consider the LLM SQE course offered by Keele University. Or if you have the LPC qualification already, we will offer you a training contract.
Start date: September 2024 (or before)
Minimum qualifications: 2.1 honours degree in Law (or predicted grade)
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (including 20% off the job training if you wish to study for the SQE)
Salary: commensurate with experience, qualifications and training option
Location: Newcastle under Lyme
Training provider (if applicable): BPP University or Keele University
Pension: Legal and General
Holidays: 25 days per year plus bank holidays, a day on or around your birthday and Christmas Eve when it does not fall on a weekend.
Apply with a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of why you are applying for this job and your career goals. The closing date for applications is 31st March 2024.