Legal apprenticeships

On this page you will find details of legal apprenticeship positions available at various law firms and organisations. The page is updated as and when we are made aware of new positions. Please keep checking back to find out about new opportunities.

For more on what it's all about, see our "What is a legal apprenticeship?" page.

Current apprenticeships available at:


MSB Law LLP - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £173.07 a week
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 35 hours a week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C and above in English, ICT and Maths
  • Closing date: Friday 24 February 2017

This role is to provide administrative support to the fee earners and develop a career in law.

Required skills and experience:

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and customer service skills
  • Telephone handling skills
  • The ability to use a high degree or self-management and initiative
  • Administration and computer skills
  • Friendly, reliable, willingness to help others, keen interest in law

Responsibilities:

  • Support the team in all aspects of administrative duties, including supporting the accounts department
  • Answering calls, taking details and liaising with colleagues
  • Handling post
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably be required

Desired skills:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Organised and logical approach
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Interpersonal skills with customer service orientation
  • Team player
  • Good IT skills, MS

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Desire to learn
  • Smart presentation
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Reliable
  • Polite helpful manner
  • Excellent time management
  • Keen interest in working within a law firm and also within an accounts related environment

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Citizens Advice Bureaux - Legal advice apprentice

  • Salary: £125.80 a week
  • Location: Dorchester
  • Duration13 months
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. 37 hours a week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsGCSEs grades C and above in English and Maths
  • Closing date: Saturday 25 February 2017

Based at a well respected local community advice organisation, you will work as part of our Dorchester team providing advice on a full range of issues through the channels of face to face, telephone and email. You will also play a role in developing our research and campaign work.

Dorchester Citizens Advice is in more demand than ever helping around 7000 local people each year and campaigning for change where there is injustice.

You will work as part of an expanding team of 101 volunteers and 30 paid staff who collectively solve people’s problems; dealing with over 12,000 separate issues over the last year alone.

The role has been created to help meet demand for advice and to ensure that the advice sector invests in young people as well as creating additional confidence from that part of our community.

You will be line managed by the Advice services manager and your main duties will include:

  • Greeting and interviewing clients in a sensitive and inclusive manner.
  • Researching information using our wide range of sources.
  • Communicating information and advice in an effective way to enable clients to solve their problems.
  • Negotiating with third parties where required.
  • Representing clients when appropriate.
  • Working on research and campaigns to fight social injustice on behalf of the community.
  • Use IT skills to produce accurate case records and reports as required.

Desired skills:

  • Ability to interpret complex information
  • Effective communication skills including negotiation and representation
  • IT skills including word processing and the use of spreadsheets.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own work and to meet deadlines.

Personal qualities:

  • Good listener
  • Willingness to help others.
  • Non-judgemental approach
  • Reliability
  • Trustworthiness and discretion
  • Enthusiasm

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Pabla and Pabla Solicitors LLP - Legal administration apprentice

  • Salary: £150.00 - £250.00 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • Duration13 months
  • Hours: Monday - Friday. 37.5 hours a week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsGCSEs grades C and above in English and Maths.
  • Closing date: Saturday 25 February 2017

An exciting legal apprenticeship opportunity for an expanding law firm in Didsbury, Manchester providing administrative support for their legal teams.

  • Answer incoming telephone calls promptly and deal with all incoming electronic instructions within required service levels
  • Inputting data on to systems
  • Issue clients terms and conditions agreement documentation and ensure timely returns of signed agreement
  • Identify opportunities to provide other services to the client relating to the claims for uninsured losses & vehicle management requirements
  • Recording instructions and communications relating to the file
  • Other general duties as requested by line manager 

Desired skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to explain complex
  • Well organised

Personal qualities:

  • Keen interest in Law
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self motivated
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Willing to help others
  • Learn and progress
  • Reliable
  • Punctual

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Keoghs LLP - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: £141.00 a week
  • Location: Bolton
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Positions: Five
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent to include both Maths and English. A levels or equivalent. Proficient in use of IT systems. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Closing date: Monday 27 February 2017

We are looking for highly motivated people who have real interest in pursuing a career in law as a paralegal. You will undertake a variety of tasks to support the litigation teams to facilitate the rapid settlement of cases and closure of files.

The role of the paralegal apprentice is new to the legal team.

You will learn the law in practise and provide support to colleagues in the legal team.

The aim of the role is to develop legal skills so as to provide opportunities to build a legal career and realise your full potential.

You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience.

  • Updating systems with file allocations, diary records, court dates, directions, applications and orders as well as general activity, ensuring accurate recording of activity to allow progress tracking.
  • Drafting of routine court documents.
  • Liaising with courts, counsel, opponents, experts, witnesses, insureds and brokers to progress the case.
  • Examples of tasks include requesting and providing updates; requests for extensions to comply with directions; dealing with GPs, hospitals, booking counsel for hearings and conferences; and appointments with experts.
  • Following up on outstanding instructions, documents and other actions to ensure that responses are received within required timescales.
  • Making payment requests using the appropriate payment request process for the client and chase to ensure payments are received and dispatched within required deadlines
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Undertaking minor investigations on liability so as to provide fee earners with basic information to be able to progress the claims.
  • Undertaking administration duties on files.
  • Undertaking additional ad hoc duties to support the fee earners and the team, as required.

Term; permanent (with a six month probation period). We fully expect successful apprentices to remain with us moving into a competent paralegal role and through our career pathways.

Desired skills:

  • Numerate with an interest in technology and systems
  • Good communication skills and enjoys working as part of a team
  • Proficient in use of IT systems and good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical thinking
  • Prioritisation

Personal qualities:

  • Highly motivated, able to fit into the business culture
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Team player
  • Keen interest to work within a legal environment
  • Flexible approach
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Friendly with a willingness to help others

Keoghs LLP - Legal admin apprentice

  • Salary: £119.23 a week
  • Location: Bolton
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Positions: Five
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent to include both Maths and English. A levels or equivalent. Proficient in use of IT systems. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Closing date: Tuesday 28 February 2017

The role of the legal administration apprentice is a new one for our firm. You will learn the law in practice and provide administrative support to legal and administrative teams. The aim of the role is to develop legal skills so as to provide opportunities to build a legal career and realise your full potential. You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working together to process a high volume of administration work 
  • Dealing with any administrative work including photocopying, scanning, faxing, printing, etc· 
  • Assisting the fee earning teams with filing and organising cabinets
  • Managing own mailbox of work requests using email, word, excel and other office packages.· 
  • Assist with other functions within the business with the following tasks:
  • Closing files on the case management system
  • Setting up files on the case management system
  • Sorting and distributing post, which may include transporting files between our Bolton offices
  • Assisting reception
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be reasonably required    

Desired skills:

  • Numerate with an interest in technology and systems
  • Good communication skills and enjoys working as part of a team
  • Proficient in use of IT systems and good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical thinking
  • Prioritisation

Personal qualities:

  • Highly motivated, able to fit into the business culture
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Team player
  • Keen interest to work within a legal environment
  • Flexible approach
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Friendly with a willingness to help others

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LCF Law Ltd - Apprentice legal administrator

  • Salary: £192.30 a week
  • Location: Harrogate
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grades B or above to include both Maths and English. Educated to A level standard.
  • Closing date: Monday 27 February 2017

Do you have the desire to work within the legal sector? Are you looking for a route into the legal sector that does not involve university? LCF Law are currently recruiting for apprentices. These are administrative roles with the opportunity to develop within the firm for the right person.

Key accountabilities:

  • Filing
  • Scanning
  • Dealing with post
  • Photocopying
  • Some manual handling in terms of carrying boxes
  • Answering calls and liaising with departments
  • Other general administration support as required by the team

Desired skills:

  • Excellent keyboard skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Confident telephone manner

Personal qualities:

  • Common sense
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organisational skills
  • Can show initiative when required
  • Flexible and professional approach
  • Ability to work independently and in a team effectively 
  • Commitment to work outside hours
  • Keen desire to work in law

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Kennedys Law LLP - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £15,750 (regional), £18,500 (London)
  • Location: Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Manchester, Sheffield, Taunton and London
  • Duration: Two years
  • Closing date: Tuesday 28 February 2017

The firm

Kennedy’s is a growing international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. We have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. Our team handles both contentious and non-contentious legal services for many industries including: insurance and reinsurance; healthcare; construction; transport; maritime and international trade; rail and aviation. In addition we have an active company and commercial practice specialising in commercial disputes, banking and finance, contracts, corporate recovery, procurement, property and regulation. We have a strong workplace team who specialise in employment, health and safety and environment matters. Our global network enables us to meet the current and future needs of our clients, the insurance market and the aspirations of our people.

The role

The paralegal apprenticeship scheme at Kennedys will give you an introduction to law.

The scheme will combine learning with working in one of our legal teams helping to build legal knowledge and the skills required to work in a legal environment.

You can expect to be helping lawyers with their caseload.

Typical tasks include: liaising with experts; proposing instructions; chasing for reports and comments; researching case law; opening new matters and taking witness statements.

Kennedys recognises and rewards hard work and therefore apprentices can expect to start on a competitive salary of £15,750 - £18,500 per annum depending on location.

Additionally, you will have one day per week to use as study leave, in order to focus on the learning side of your apprenticeship. This will include a mixture of interactive webinars, and face-to-face study sessions.

This apprenticeship will give you an excellent start to your career in law, with plenty of opportunities available upon completion.

Future prospects

Once the two-year apprenticeship has finished, there may be an opportunity to join the solicitor apprenticeship scheme to continue your professional development and training. This could ultimately lead to you qualifying as a solicitor.

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Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers LLP - Legal administration apprentice

  • Salary: £123.25 a week
  • Location: Oldham
  • Duration12 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8.45am-5.00pm. 36.25 hours a week.
  • Entry requirementsA minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C or equivalent including Maths and English
  • Closing date: Friday 3 March 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a real passion and enthusiasm for starting a career within the legal sector. This opportunity involves supporting a friendly legal team, with administration duties within the property department.

This is a great legal apprenticeship opportunity to work with a medium sized, friendly law firm, supporting the legal team with administration duties within the property department.

The duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • Opening and closing files
  • Answering calls
  • Filing and serving documents
  • Scanning / faxing / photocopying / emailing
  • Inputting information on the system
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Some reception duties
  • Checking documents
  • Creating bespoke reports for clients
  • Liaison with clients
  • Providing various administrative support to the team and assisting wherever required

Desired skills:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Organised and logical approach
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Interpersonal skills with customer service orientation
  • Team player
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Desire to learn
  • Smart presentation
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Reliable
  • Polite helpful manner
  • Excellent time management
  • Keen interest in Law
  • Aptitude, personality and capability to potentially become a paralegal.

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2020 Legal Limited - Apprentice legal assistant

  • Salary: £123.25 a week
  • Location: Birkenhead
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades A to C including Maths and English
  • Closing date: Friday 3 March 2017

Providing support to the clinical negligence fee earners and develop a career as a legal assistant.

Role purpose:

  • To provide direct support to the clinical negligence fee earners to enable the department to operate at optimum efficiency. To work as part of a team to ensure that all processes are followed to ensure cases are managed within an acceptable time frame. This will include but not be limited to the main responsibilities below.

Main responsibilities:

  • To support the fee earner in all aspects of the management of cases, pre and post litigation
  • To prepare correspondence and documents using the firms case management as required
  • To complete all aspects of chaser work as instructed by the fee earners, including the use of workflow as allocated
  • To undertake diary management to support the fee earner
  • To undertake typing and dictation as allocated by the fee earner
  • To ensure all workflow is kept to an acceptable level within the case management system
  • To ensure that the client is kept informed at all times by maintaining contact and communicating case progress
  • To approach medical experts in line with case requirements
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have responsibility towards self-development
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firms and clients documentation and information
  • To provide support to other colleagues as required
  • To be flexible and adaptable in taking on new roles within limits of capabilities
  • To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably be required from time to time

General:

  • We have defined standards of performance to meet external and internal customer requirements. All staff are expected as part of their day to day job role to meet and where possible exceed customer expectations of service and seek value for money in all aspects of their work.
  • To promote and implement our equal opportunities, customer service and performance policies in all areas of work, both internally and externally.
  • Duties may involve having access to information of a confidential nature that may be covered by the Data Protection Act, be commercially sensitive or relate to customer information. In such circumstances confidentiality must be maintained at all times in accordance with the company’s policies. If you are unclear at any time, refer the matter to your manager.
  • All employees have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Employees are required to co-operate with management to enable us to meet its own legal duties and to report any circumstances that may compromise the health, safety and welfare of those affected by our undertakings.
  • Undertake all reasonable personal development activity designed to support you in your role.

Desired skills:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Organised and logical approach
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Interpersonal skills with customer service orientation
  • Team player
  • Good IT skills, MS

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Desire to learn
  • Smart presentation
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Reliable
  • Polite helpful manner
  • Excellent time management
  • Keen interest in Law

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Adrian Knight Limited - Apprentice legal administrator

  • Salary: £102.00 a week
  • Location: Worksop
  • Duration12 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs with grades A to C in Maths and English
  • Closing date: Friday 3 March 2017

Exciting opportunity for a keen individual to start their career in the legal sector. The successful candidate will be assisting the firm with their administration needs whilst developing specialist legal knowledge in estate planning, wills and powers of attorney.

Administrative duties to include:

  • Inputting client data and documents on CRM system and attaching to files
  • Dealing with incoming telephone calls
  • General administrative duties to help with the smooth running of the practice
  • Any other duties as required

Desired skills:

  • Good English writing skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Computer literate
  • Presentation skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good at working within a team setting

Personal qualities:

  • Hard working
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Highly motivated and have a desire to learn
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to working in a growing business
  • Empathetic
  • Friendly

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SD Wills and Probate Limited - Legal administration apprentice

  • Salary: £165.00 a week
  • Location: Bristol
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including both Maths and English. One or more A levels would be an advantage.
  • Closing date: Friday 3 March 2017

Simpson Solicitors is a trading name of SD Wills and Probate. The successful apprentice will assist with legal work, welcome clients, and help with reception/telephone and initial enquiries. This is a real step towards a legal career in a niche practice.

  • To prepare mail and enclosures for dispatch by e-mail or post
  • To administer electronic and paper filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with firm's procedures
  • Sharing in general office duties; post opening; dealing with clients and others on the telephone both in taking detailed messages and in progressing the case wherever possible
  • Reception duties including taking of external telephone calls to be recorded in writing as typed attendance note showing start and end times of all calls
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain any diary entries as required
  • To provide support to other staff as required
  • To assist and shadow lawyers attending clients and potential clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and clients' documentation and information
  • To create typed documents as required
  • To undertake specific training associated in progressing the apprenticeship, and such other training as required by the firm to fulfil the role
  • To have a responsibility towards self-development
  • General administration of files
  • Document and file management
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management

Desired skills:

  • Must have good organisational skills
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Previous work experience involving dealing with people is useful but not essential

Personal qualities:

  • Calm under pressure
  • A professional and friendly manner
  • Willingness and ability to learn on the job
  • Friendly, confident and reliable
  • Hardworking, eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Team worker with a flexible, professional attitude
  • Dresses appropriately for a legal office

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Gladstones Solicitors Limited - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £175.00 a week
  • Location: Knutsford
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.15pm, 37 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A general standard of education is essential for this role. 5 GCSEs grade A - C including Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Tuesday 7 March 2017

This is a great legal apprenticeship opportunity to work within a growing, friendly law firm, supporting the legal team with administrative duties.

This role will involve various administrative support to the legal team.

The duties will include:

  • Opening and closing files
  • Answering calls
  • Filing and serving documents
  • Scanning / faxing / photocopying / emailing
  • Inputting information on the system
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Checking documents
  • Taking payments over the telephone
  • Creating bespoke reports for clients
  • Liaison with clients and accounting

Desired skills:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Organised and logical approach
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Interpersonal skills with customer service orientation
  • Team player
  • Good IT skills, MS

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Desire to learn
  • Smart presentation
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Reliable
  • Polite helpful manner
  • Excellent time management
  • Keen interest in law

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Charles Russell Speechlys - Solicitor apprenticeship

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: London
  • DurationSix years
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: 8 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A levels grade B or above. Or relevant work experience.
  • Qualification: LLB in Legal Practice (accredited by City Law School) and qualification as a solicitor.
  • Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017

To apply for the Solicitor apprenticeship programme please email your CV and cover letter to apprenticeships@crsblaw.com.
The subject title of your email should include your name and ‘Apprenticeship application’, e.g. Joe Bloggs – Apprenticeship application.

Please include the following in your cover letter:
• Why you would like to become a solicitor
• Why you would like to undertake an apprenticeship programme
• Why you would like to work at Charles Russell Speechlys 

For more information please check the CILEx Law School website.

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Horwich Cohen Coghland Ltd - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: £230.00 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm, 35 hours a week
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English. A levels or equivalent.
  • Closing date: Wednesday 15 March 2017

Defendant assistant - recovery. This apprenticeship will include training towards a position which involves recovery of outlay and uninsured losses against insurance companies and other third parties together with recovery of vehicle credit hire charges.

The role will comprise of the following duties:

  • Research using internal resources
  • Working to court deadlines
  • Reporting to insurers
  • Writing letters negotiating settlements
  • Issuing court proceedings
  • Diary Management
  • Use of in-house case management system
  • Keeping in constant touch with the clients to ensure communication and continuous workflow.
  • Defendant Claims process

Previous experience is not essential but previous work in an office environment is desirable, excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to work to deadlines. A keen eye to detail, excellent organisation skills and willingness to learn are paramount.  Empathetic, compassionate with an even temperament to deal with potentially difficult situations with the ability to think logically

IT skills such as WORD / EXCEL / OUTLOOK are essential.

Desired skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organisation skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time management

Personal qualities:

  • Keen interest in law and desire to become a paralegal
  • Enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated
  • Positive work ethic
  • Initiative
  • Committed to training and the apprenticeship programme

Horwich Cohen Coghland Ltd - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: £230.00 a week
  • LocationManchester
  • Duration24 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm, 35 hours a week
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English. A levels or equivalent.
  • Closing date: Wednesday 15 March 2017

Uninsured loss recovery handler This apprenticeship will include training towards a position which involves claims handling, dealing with the recovery of uninsured losses for clients arising from road traffic accidents.

  • Submitting Letters of Claim to third party insurers
  • Dealing with client and other companies telephone calls/emails.
  • Considering special damage documentation
  • Advising clients of what losses may be recoverable
  • Instructing engineer's and dealing with engineer’s report/requesting interim payments
  • Making relevant enquires with insurers regarding their outlay and obtaining documentation in support
  • Dealing with liability responses and liability disputes generally
  • Considering and advising client regarding offers
  • Issuing proceedings where required and running claims to a final hearing

Skills required:

  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Organisational skills, including the ability to run a high caseload
  • Motivated and Enthusiastic personality
  • Computer literacy
  • Accurate typing skills

Desired skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organisation skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time management

Personal qualities:

  • Keen interest in law and desire to become a paralegal
  • Enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated
  • Positive work ethic
  • Initiative
  • Committed to training and the Apprenticeship programme

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Lyons Bowe - Legal administration apprentice

  • Salary: £200.00
  • Location: Shepton Mallet
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm with one hour for lunch, 35 hours a week
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including Maths and English. One or more A levels could be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Closing date: Saturday 18 March 2017

As the legal administration apprentice you will be directly supporting the solicitors and staff of Lyons Bowe a young and growing firm. Dealing with many aspects legal administration and working as part of a professional team.

Key tasks and duties:

  • Administration of files
  • To support the team with administrative tasks and action work as delegated by supervisor
  • Provide telephone support and deal with client queries.
  • Telephone/Reception duties when required
  • Opening files
  • Ensure work issues or problems are reported immediately
  • File closing
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management

Additional tasks and duties:

  • Deal with all incoming and outgoing mail
  • Photocopying and copying bundles
  • Archiving and retrieval of files

Desired skills:

  • Must have good organisational skills
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Previous work experience involving dealing with people is useful but not essential
  • Any audio typing experience welcome

Personal qualities:

  • Calm under pressure
  • A professional and friendly manner
  • Willingness and ability to learn on the job
  • Friendly, confident and reliable
  • Hardworking, eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Team worker with a flexible, professional attitude
  • Interested in a long term legal career
  • Dresses appropriately for a legal office

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Plexus Law Ltd - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £211.53
  • Location: Manchester and Liverpool
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades C or above, including Maths and English. A levels are essential for this role.
  • Closing date: Friday 17 March 2017 and Friday 24 March 2017

Plexus Law is a specialist defendant insurance practice with offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Croydon, Evesham, Liverpool and associated offices in Scotland.

Plexus Law has developed carefully tailored packages to meet specific needs stretching from a traditional relationship to the provision of bespoke in-house services. The firm has a reputation for responding innovatively to client needs, utilising the experience of its staff, emphasising the highest quality and focusing on managing costs in all cases.

The key result areas of the role:

  • To ensure that all work is progressed pro-actively and efficiently
  • To exercise high standards of client care at all times
  • To ensure compliance with the firm’s procedures relating to best practice, office administration and health and safety

Primary tasks may include:

  • Client administration
  • Logging daily post and emails onto the Vectus case management system
  • Chasing documents or obtaining information for file handling
  • Dealing with CRU (Compensation Recovery Unit) related matters
  • Printing of new files and front sheets
  • Printing new instructions for files
  • Preparing acknowledgments of service
  • Photocopying, faxing, dealing with unreferenced post and sending post out.
  • Research tasks where required
  • Contacting court and claimant solicitors as appropriate
  • Pre inception/inception
  • Take delivery of all incoming court proceedings
  • Prepare file inception front sheets
  • Carry out conflict checks on all files prior to inception
  • Allocate file to correct handler
  • Set up new matter numbers on the Arista time recording system
  • Organise documents on file into appropriate clips
  • Create initial letters and documents to court, claimant solicitors, CRU and the insured as appropriate

Finance:

  • Sorting post and emptying trays
  • Allocating unidentified monies into bank
  • Dealing with bulk receipts list
  • Producing receipts for automated postings
  • Producing bills
  • Producing cheques
  • Printing copy bills
  • Processing of expenses
  • Disbursement checking and posting and dealing with disbursement queries
  • Daily banking
  • Closing files

Administration

  • Transfer daily post to files
  • Reprographics
  • Close and archive files in compliance with file closure guidelines
  • Ensure all filing is accurate, up to date and accessible to fee earning staff
  • Collation of files for Audit and logging out files on Vectus and ensuring return

For more information on the Plexus Law Ltd legal apprentice vacancy in Manchester, please click here.

For more information on the Plexus Law Ltd legal apprentice vacancy in Liverpool, please click here.

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Bond Dickinson - Legal services apprenticeship

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Duration24-30 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A levels grade C or above.
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 May 2017

Bond Dickinson LLP are an award winning legal firm with seven city locations across the UK. They’ve recently received recognition for their apprenticeship programme in the form of two awards reassuring you that the quality of support you'll receive there is second to none.

For more information and to apply please check the CILEx Law School website.

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Bevan Brittan - Legal apprentice

We recognise that there is more than one route to a career in law, and we are committed to supporting people who have the ambition and aptitude to qualify in law without having studied at university.

In 2015 we launched the Bevan Brittan Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services. It’s a way of giving people valuable hands-on experience of legal work while studying for their CILEx Level 3 qualification. You will work with us while completing your studies, and you’ll be able to do real legal work, alongside some of our most experienced lawyers.  

Applications are now open for our September 2017 intake.

If you have any queries regarding the application process you can contact a member of our HR team by emailing apprenticeships@bevanbrittan.com.

Structure of the apprenticeship

Bevan Brittan's legal apprenticeship provides successful candidates with their first role in the legal profession, and a pathway to becoming a solicitor, without having to go to university.

Our apprenticeship takes place over two years with successful candidates joining our employment, property, litigation or clinical risk departments. The programme is a combination of work and study, and over the two years you will work towards gaining a CILEx Level 3 qualification.

For four days a week, our legal apprentices work alongside experienced lawyers assisting them with their matters. Don’t worry, you won't be thrown in at the deep end, we will provide you with an extensive induction programme designed to give you the all the skills and knowledge you will need for when you start.

Once in your department, you will receive on the job training to learn the practical skills and gain the relevant knowledge to become a competent paralegal. You will need to collect a portfolio of evidence for assessment, and you will also spend one day per week studying for CILEx examinations.

Supervision and support

Bevan Brittan is known for its friendly working environment and collegiate approach. We believe it is crucial that our apprentices have access to an extensive support network. Our legal apprentices are allocated a supervisor to provide them with quality day-to-day training and opportunities to develop their legal skills. They are on hand to give guidance, advice and feedback on performance.

In addition to your supervisor, an assessor from CILEx Law School will contact you on a weekly basis to support you in your progress towards the CILEx qualification. You will also be allocated an apprentice buddy and have a dedicated member of the HR team responsible for apprentices. All are available to answer any questions or generally offer advice.

What does a legal apprenticeship do?

Exact roles and responsibilities will depend on the department you join, but the type of tasks you can expect to carry out include:-

  • Drafting basic correspondence to clients
  • Carrying out legal research
  • Assisting your supervisor with case files
  • Drafting contracts, leases and other legal documents
  • Arranging and attending conferences with counsel
  • Attending court hearings when appropriate
  • Drafting letters of instruction
  • Collating and creating bundles
  • Attending departmental training sessions

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BPP Professional Education - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: £326.63 a week
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 37.5 a week
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, including Maths and English. 3 A levels grade C or above.

BPP’s legal team is based in London and we advise BPP on all legal issues relating to its business (both in the UK and overseas) including: commercial contracts, data protection, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, employment law, intellectual property law and beyond.

We also draw on the expertise of external law firms as and when required and have connections with some of the top law firms in the UK and around the world. We are searching for an enthusiastic person to join our team as a paralegal apprentice with a view that they will join the BPP Paralegal Apprenticeship programme in September 2017.

As a paralegal in BPP’s Legal Team, you will have exposure and support the team in all of the areas of work set out above. You will be expected to be a fully-operational member of BPP’s Legal Team and must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be confident in yourself and your ability. You would be part of a highly supportive and collaborative team and receive an immensely varied and interesting experience.

Your role will include managing data, reviewing documents, drafting and producing legal documents, carrying out legal research, handing confidential and sensitive information, understanding and utilising financial information and communicating (written and oral) with internal clients. If you are interested in BPP as a business, meet the job specification and feel that you would fit into BPP’s Legal Team, then please complete the online application form.

Skills required:

  • A genuine interest in legal practice and the law
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Confidence
  • A positive attitude with enthusiasm to learn
  • Motivation and problem-solving skills.

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Professional attitude and appearance

Future prospects:

Possibility to continue working as a paralegal within BPP’s legal team.

7 month fixed term contract, full time with a view that if the with a view that if the paralegal is successful during their 7 month role that they will join the BPP Paralegal Apprenticeship program in September 2017.

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DWF LLP - Paralegal trailblazer legal apprenticeship

  • Salary: £284.53 a week
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 37 a week
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C including Maths and English. 3 A levels grade C or above.

Our Paralegal legal apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for ambitious school /college leavers, or people looking for a new career in the legal sector. You will gain valuable legal experience at one of the UK’s largest legal businesses, work towards a nationally recognised qualification, and get paid at the same time.

DWF is a legal business with a truly unique approach. We have been on an exciting journey and have strategically placed ourselves as one of the top national legal businesses and our ambitions don’t stop there. We have an exciting international reach, allowing you the chance to work with clients from across the globe.

Detailed job description:

Our Paralegal trailblazer legal apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for ambitious school /college leavers or people looking for a new career in the legal sector. You will gain valuable legal experience at one of the UK’s largest legal businesses, work towards a nationally recognised qualification, and get paid at the same time.

What does the legal apprenticeship involve?

Legal apprentices will either work in our legal services centre, or in one of our insurance or commercial legal teams and, outside of London, you will receive a starting salary of £12,000 plus other benefits. In London the starting salary is £15,000 plus other benefits.

Throughout the apprenticeship you will have the support of your team members, supervisor and a dedicated mentor. During the course of the two year apprenticeship you will gradually be exposed to more complex legal work.

What will I study?

Legal apprentices will work towards achieving a Level 3 paralegal apprenticeship standard, which will be taught by BPP and we will cover all training costs. In addition BPP will provide you with the opportunity to study for a certificate in Higher Education, a qualification which is equivalent to the first year of a degree.

This paralegal apprenticeship standard qualification is the first of its kind and can lead to qualification as a solicitor. BPP will deliver the formal teaching for our apprenticeship, along with providing a dedicated assessor for each legal apprentice.

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Bott & Co - Legal apprentice

  • Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

This is a rare opportunity to join an award-winning law firm as a legal apprentice, with full internal skills training and education provided through CILEx Law School. There is the possibility to continue with sponsored education, progressing on to legal secretary, legal executive, or solicitor, dependant on your own personal drive and ambition.

Applicants should be self-motivated, smart in appearance, with an eagerness to learn and progress. A good standard of education is required with high levels of numeracy and literacy. This would be a demanding yet rewarding role for the successful applicant who has the full commitment required to the role and all of its duties.

A good understanding of IT knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.

Primary responsibilities:

  • To effectively develop legal apprentice/manager relationship
  • To provide general office admin support to fee earner/PA teams
  • To maintain accurate company filing systems
  • To assist in the post room
  • To maintain an open mind and flexible attitude towards the on-going development of the business needs

This position includes annual holiday entitlement of 20 days per annum rising to 25.

Working hours are 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Applicants should forward a full CV with covering letter to:

Claire Walsh, Bott & Co Solicitors, St Ann’s House, Parsonage Green, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1HG or by email: c.walsh@bottonline.co.uk

Due to these apprenticeships being highly sought after, we unfortunately cannot respond to each individual applicant, but only to those who have been shortlisted.

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LEXLAW - CILEx legal apprentice scheme

  • Location: London

If you are a young person with good GCSEs or A-levels, our new legal apprenticeship scheme offers a great alternative to studying law at university. These rare apprenticeships suit hard-working young people with a strong academic background; those committed to learning new skills and gaining legal knowledge and those holding a genuine desire to become a qualified lawyer. As a legal apprentice, you support the firm’s solicitors and barristers and follow their guidance whilst yourself training to qualify as a lawyer.

Legal apprentices need to have the confidence to deal with both individual lawyers and legal teams.  You work in our legal support team and need to be reliable, adaptable, conscientious, and able to work to instructions. The day to day duties and responsibilities of legal apprentices could be:

  • Administrative support to lawyers
  • Reception cover which can involve answering client calls and greeting clients
  • Liaising with clients including facilitating the receipt of key documents
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting legal documents and letters

We are now seeking bright, enthusiastic and committed legal apprentices who would like to become qualified lawyers, firstly via the CILEx legal executive qualification.  The successful candidates will work within an existing legal apprentice team and be registered with CILEx as an apprentice and will provide assistance to our lawyers which will include a range of administration and office duties.  The firm will pay you a salary (in excess of national apprenticeship rates) and pay for all your education and training costs while offering you long term employment in return for your commitment to our clients and our team.

LEXLAW work closely with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Vision Apprentices and Damar Training to offer the ‘Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration’ and the ‘Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services’, with the opportunity to progress onto the ‘Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services’.

Learning takes place mainly during employment through the development of ‘on the job’ skills. However there is an ‘off the job’ training element which will take place through a distance learning provider and a monthly visit from your tutor. Both the on and off the job elements of the legal apprenticeship lead to nationally-recognised legal executive qualifications which are awarded by CILEx.

We’re based in Middle Temple in the City of London, so if you live in Greater London and have a passion for the law and have the the drive and determination to succeed in what can be a demanding and fast paced sector then we would love to hear from you. We want to see how well you can put together a covering email and CV, so once you’re ready email us at legal.apprentice@lexlaw.co.uk and we will be in touch.

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Harrison Clark Rickerbys LLPParalegal apprentice scheme

  • Salary: National minimum wage during training/market rate once ILEX course completed
  • Location: All offices - state which office(s) you are interested in working in
  • Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs, which must include English, plus at least two other academic subjects. All GCSEs must be at grade C or above. 
We are proud to introduce our new ‘Paralegal Apprentice Scheme’. This is an entry-level scheme aimed at those who have a keen interest in developing a real and fulfilling career in a legal environment.
 
You can join our successful professional team and have the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ – working as a paralegal apprentice alongside our experienced fee earners, resulting in a fulfilling long-term career and the benefit of a first-rate qualification under your belt.
 
We accept applications year-round. Your application will be held on file until we need an apprentice, when all applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited in for interview. We will also advertise specific paralegal apprentice vacancies as they occur on our website (if you have already applied for the scheme you do not need to re-apply). We may recruit apprentices for any of our offices, so if you are applying speculatively rather than in response to a specific vacancy on our website, your covering letter must state which office(s) you are interested in working in.
 
Interested? Please send a copy of your CV together with a brief letter explaining the reasons why you want to start a career in law and why you are the right person for us to Mrs Nikki Powell, Head of HR, either via email: npowell@hcrlaw.comor in writing to Harrison Clark Rickerbys, 5 Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JG.
 

bpl solicitors – Legal administration pathway apprenticeships

  • Salary: Will be based on statutory apprenticeship rate, with phased incremental increases as you progress
  • Location: Dorchester
  • Apprenticeship level: Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in legal administration, with the opportunity to progress to the level 3 advanced apprenticeship in legal services
  • Entry requirements: At least 5GCSEs at A* to B grade or be expecting to gain at least three A-levels at A* to B grade

Specialist conveyancing firm bpl, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and Vision Apprentices have teamed up to be able to offer the new level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in legal administration, with the opportunity to progress to the level 3 advanced apprenticeship in legal services. The training will be delivered in house, offering a day's induction in the programme and then 13 week programme on the legal environment with a day's teaching and short activities to be submitted for marking and feedback. Monthly visits/support from ITC appointed assessor.

After you have completed the one-year apprenticeship, the shining stars among you will be invited to apply for the second phase of the programme - bpl advanced pathway to consolidate their learning and development, and a career within their chosen field.

Our aim for you is that you will become an integral part of the firm, and continuing to develop your own expertise in the operational field, be it administration or finance.

Pay and benefits:

  • Your starting salary will be based on statutory apprenticeship rate, with phased incremental increases as you progress
  • 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Nationally recognised apprenticeship qualifications
  • All training costs fully funded

What to expect:

If you are one of the ambitious people we're looking for, here's what you can expect. To begin with, you'll learn the ropes as an office assistant, and - from your first day - you'll be assigned a friendly, helpful mentor who will support you and give a solid introduction to the legal world. Before too long you'll be talking the language and finding your way around the heart of business. At that point you'll begin your studies.

A bpl training programme is much more than just a job, it offers you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications within a legal environment, without fees and loans, and provides you the start a very promising - and rewarding career. We will fund your qualification alongside the day job and we're looking for committed young people who could become our stars of the future.

Who are bpl looking for:

We are looking for bright ambitious school leavers who have decided to pursue a vocational rather than academic (uni) route. You need to have high levels of motivation, be ambitious without being arrogant, and be as confident dealing with clients as you are studying a textbook, possessing excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - is a vital skill. You'll be willing to work hard and not afraid to ask questions. That means you have to have a good attitude to hard work, and it also means you need to fit with our culture.

As well as demonstrating a passion for working in a legal environment and sharing our values, you will need to show the drive and determination to succeed in what can be a demanding sector.

How to apply:

You will need to download the apprenticeship application form and return it to us at careers@bplaw.co.uk and we will be in touch with you. 

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Fletchers Solicitors - Legal Apprentice

What the apprenticeships entail:

At Fletchers, we currently have eight apprentices; they work in various different teams within the company, gaining a range of skills and knowledge. Apprenticeships allow staff members to gain more than a qualification but also make decisions on their career aims and goals.

In addition to our current apprentices, we also have various members of staff who have completed their apprenticeship at Fletchers and been successful in gaining full time employment with us.

Apprenticeships are a type of work-based training, they combine training and real work. They are available to people aged 16-19 years old and are often an alternative to further education and college. With an apprenticeship you will have a job within the industry you want to be in and will earn whilst you learn.

Alongside your job, you will receive high quality training, which is specifically tailored to suit the industry your apprenticeship is within. Apprenticeships are available in over 80 different industry sectors and can help to develop your prospects and career.

  • Receive on the job training
  • Earn while you learn
  • Gain specialist skills
  • Alternative to college and university
  • No student loans
  • Excellent career progression
  • Achieve a qualification
  • Meet new people!

If you'd like to apply for an apprenticeship with us, you can fill in an enquiry form, or drop us an email today. Alternatively, you can call us on 01704 503111 to discuss our current available vacancies.

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