Clyde & Co – Solicitor Apprenticeship - Manchester, London, Guildford

Apply From: 1st of October 2019
Application Deadline: 5th of January 2020
Salary:
Start Date: Ongoing

We are currently recruiting for solicitor apprentices to join our Manchester, London & Guildford offices in August 2020 and complete a LLB (law degree) in legal practice & skills. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will become a fully qualified lawyer.

Key information:

Employer: Clyde & Co

Location: Manchester, London & Guildford

Apprenticeship Duration: 5.5 – 6 years

Closing Date for Applications:  5 January 2020

Start Date of Apprenticeship: August 2020

Annual Wage £: Competitive

Working Week (total hours plus shift pattern for an average week): 35hrs/week, Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm, inc. 1hr unpaid lunch

Main responsibilities:

  • Office administration, including billing and writing letters
  • Organise diaries, schedule meetings and respond to telephone queries
  • Write first document drafts and proofread documents
  • Analyse and input data, write articles for internal or external circulation
  • Organise case files, attend court inquests, transcribe legal opinion and compile litigation bundles
  • Network with clients and build relationships

From year three of the apprenticeship you would progress to more trainee-level tasks such as:

  • Legal research
  • Drafting documents as part of transactions and litigation, including facility agreements, witness statements and pleadings
  • Communicating and meeting with clients
  • Attending hearings and trials, taking notes where necessary
  • Filing and serving documentation at Court and on the other side
  • Document review
  • Bundling documents in preparation for trial

Criteria:

Skills/Knowledge/Experience/IT Confidence:

Essential:

  • Ability to work with technology
  • Ability to work in a business environment
  • Customer service skills
  • Hands on & Practical ability
  • Ability to work within the physical nature of the job 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word
  • Use of Email/Internet

Personal Qualities:

Essential:

  • Team Player
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Confident
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Analytical
  • Resilient
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements
  • Mature attitude
  • Ability to deal with sensitive personal client situations effectively

Desirable:

  • Planner/thinking ahead
  • Leadership skills

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

Essential:

  • All candidates must have a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C/9-4, including English and Maths.
  • A minimum of three Cs at A-level

Desirable:

  • A level in law

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