Paralegal vacancy (6-month contract)
Laura Devine Solicitors (LDS), London
LDS is a multi-award winning leading boutique immigration firm in the UK, ranked in band 1 by all legal directories and with more individual practitioners recognised as leading experts than any other UK immigration practice.
With 44 staff in London and 15 in our associate office in New York, LDS specialises in all aspects of UK and US immigration and nationality law, as well as EU free movement, acting for a broad range of corporate clients, high net worth individuals and celebrities as well as having a strong human rights and appeals practice. We offer high quality work and excellent training in a supportive, friendly environment. We expect the highest levels of professionalism, client service and consideration for colleagues.
Working directly with one of our partners or senior lawyers the paralegal will assist in legal research, drafting advice and general client correspondence and will enjoy substantial client contact (under supervision) as your experience grows.
LDS prides itself on the quality of training, supervision and support given to all our lawyers at every level, including paralegals. The paralegal will participate in LDS’ technical update programme along with all fee-earners (which includes training courses presented by sector-leading external speakers, monthly technical update team meetings and various events) and will benefit from continuous on-the-job legal and skills-based training and feedback. We also encourage all staff to engage in wider activities such as business development, networking and public speaking. We believe we offer a challenging, stimulating, supportive and enjoyable environment for staff. We are proud to offer a range of wellbeing initiatives, from team building events and in-house exercise classes (yoga, Pilates, circuit training) to a weekly fruit basket and weekly drinks evening. We have a strong Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
Holding at least a bachelor’s degree and ideally a relevant law qualification, you will be enthusiastic and committed with a ‘can-do’ approach. Excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and a professional manner are essential. Immigration law knowledge/experience is desirable however we will consider candidates with limited or even no direct experience if appropriate skills and aptitudes are demonstrated.
Please note that we do not guarantee training contracts to paralegals, however historically all our trainee solicitor places have been filled in-house by paralegals who have truly excelled in their roles. This role therefore can offer an excellent career progression for the right candidate.
Salary: negotiable depending on experience, plus excellent benefits
Start dates: ASAP
To apply please forward your CV and covering letter ASAP and no later than Thursday 13 April 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
No Agencies. Applications are requested ASAP. We do not normally accept applications through agencies; if you are interested in the position please apply directly.