Closing date: 13/06/2021
We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic trainee solicitor to join our firm. You will have the opportunity to work with senior solicitors and partners gaining hands-on experience in a wide range of practice areas including work in both privately funded matters and Legal Aid.
We pride ourselves on our reputation for providing high quality training. In your training with us you can expect to take an active role in the team experiencing challenging and interesting legal work.
In addition to our commitment to providing high quality training we also strive to provide exceptional service to our clients so first rate client care as well as good verbal and written communication skills are crucial. You will be given the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients in order to work on developing excellent client care skills.
Our case files are electronic and we operate a less paper working environment so good organisation and IT skills are important.
Please note that the majority of the firm are currently working from home, however there will be a requirement for you to attend our Newcastle office initially for induction and training purposes to ensure you settle in and get to know our procedures. Our office is COVID-Secure – you can view our risk assessments here. However, it is also expected you will be able to work from home in a safe, secure way when necessary. We expect this to be short-term and we will ensure that you are fully supported whilst working remotely. This is a full time role which will be based at our Newcastle office when government guidelines allow reopening.
Your Training Contract will start on Monday 4 October 2021 however it is possible to start with us sooner as a paralegal to begin gaining knowledge and experience of our systems prior to starting your training.
Job description and person specification below.
A full list of our benefits can be found on our careers page.