Cripps LLP - Paralegal apprentice

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells
  • Salary: £288.55 per week
  • Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 4-9 including English and Maths. 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above
  • Hours: 36.25
  • Closing date: Sunday 31 March 2019
  • Website: www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Search/Jobs.aspx?id=93230&id2=1

Cripps, a leading law firm based in the South East, are seeking a confident and organised paralegal apprentice to assist a high performing team of paralegals in servicing the wider legal teams. This is an extremely exciting opportunity which allows the successful candidates to work within a highly regarded law firm while also gaining a legal qualification.

We are seeking paralegal apprentices to join our team, based in our Tunbridge Wells office.

As a paralegal apprentice, you will complete the BPP Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship will be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from BPP University Law School and on-the-job learning. The two year programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to perform a wide range of tasks required of a paralegal working in legal practice.

You will be supporting a high performing team of paralegals in servicing the wider legal teams, including real estate, corporate and private client divisions. You will experience a broad variety of legal work within a knowledgeable and supportive team. Initially assisting with administrative tasks, as you progress throughout your apprenticeship there will be an element of fee earning work, process management and drafting legal and transactional documents.

Main duties

  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls with clients, other solicitors and third parties

  • Responsibility for ensuring deadlines are managed and achieved

  • Drafting legal and transactional documents for clients

  • Updating precedents where appropriate

  • Legal research

  • Participating in data room management and due diligence projects

  • Assisting with projects Assisting with finance tasks

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 4-9 including English and Maths

  • 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above

Skills Required

  • A good level of experience with IT systems, including Microsoft Office packages

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Confident and professional manner

  • Methodical, accurate and well organised

  • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality and integrity

  • Accustomed to delivering work to deadlines

  • Flexible and energetic

  • Participative team player, keen to develop and learn from colleagues