DWF LLP - Paralegal apprentice

Are you interested in pursuing a career in law? DWF LLP are offering an incredible opportunity for aspiring apprentices to join their leading law firm and gain invaluable experience from industry experts.

Alongside working at the firm you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship and a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services.

Main function of job

We are looking for a number of paralegal apprentices to provide legal and admin support in our insurance and commercial practice within the following team(s): managed services, motor and litigation or catastrophic personal injury & occupational health in the Manchester and Liverpool office. In your role, you will learn to assist with legal matters, transactions, client requests and colleague demands. You will gradually be exposed to more complex legal work throughout the two-year apprenticeship, and will work alongside paralegals, solicitors, managers and partners.

The role of a paralegal apprentice is varied and may include:

  • Produce, edit and draft legal documentation and standard forms
  • Significant liaison with court managers, listing clerks and counsel’s clerks
  • Minute and note taking at client meetings, settlement negotiations, mediation and court
  • Cataloguing and collation of documentation for disclosure exercises, trial bundles and instructions to counsel and experts
  • Drafting general correspondence and initial drafting of instructions;
  • Dealing with internal and external client queries via email and phone
  • Use excel and PowerPoint to produce reports and stats
  • Management of filing systems and data entry
  • Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files
  • Carrying out research
  • Handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Understand and utilise basic financial information
  • Any other administrative tasks, as required

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the firm.