A law firm based in London’s west end with is seeking to appoint paralegal who has an interest in immigration and human rights law. The role will suit legal under-graduates / post-graduates and/ or LPC graduates with a desire to gain further experience in this field of law. The selected candidates will shadow and support the team with their casework.
Substantive experience will be provided and upon successfully completing a six- eight month probation and having demonstrated their competence, commitment and ambition the right candidate will be considered for a trainee solicitor position with the firm.
Shadowing/assisting solicitors on a daily basis
Conducting legal research
Attending Tribunal and Court hearings (as appropriate)
Preparing and collating bundles
Drafting correspondence and legal documents
Attending and taking minutes at client and team meetings
Completing application forms
General administrative duties
Early file responsibility and client contact where appropriate
2:1 undergraduate degree from UK or overseas university.
Fluency in a foreign language (particularly: Mandarin or Cantonese)
Clear & effective communication skills in oral and written English
Minimum 6 months relevant paralegal experience (preferably in immigration law)
Ability to take instruction from senior team members
Ability to organise, multi-task and prioritise own workload
Ability to demonstrate excellent time management skills
Ability to conduct research, both legal and evidential
Strong research skills
Mature, proactive, hard-working, self-motivated, eager to learn
Ability to use IT systems, and acquire new IT skills as required
Previous experience of working in a law firm
Postgraduate legal studies
Legal Practice Course / GDL commendation or distinction obtained in England or Wales (predicted or achieved)
Other foreign languages (particularly: Russian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish).
Candidates satisfying the person specification, please contact HR Manager by email only with your CV and covering letter at: email@example.com
If we do not respond within ten working days of submission of your application, please assume that you have not been successful at this stage.
Salary: £18k per annum
Start Date: Immediate