Paralegal Apprenticeship - Express Solicitors (Manchester) - Competitive Salary

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Express Solicitors are a top 200 Law firm that specialises in personal injury. We cover every area of personal injury including public liability, occupier’s liability, road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence matters.  At Express, we pride ourselves in the work we do helping injured people.                                   

We are LEXCEL and Law Society accredited and a Legal 500 Leading Firm for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Six of our Partners are members of the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel and one of our Partners is a member of the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

We have an established Legal Apprenticeship programme in place, having been at the forefront of this new qualification since its inception.  We are passionate about your legal career with excellent training and development.  We are currently recruiting for between 2-5 Legal Apprentices to join our firm. You will be working closely with our New Client Team, who deal with all the new enquiries that come into the firm. Initially assisting with administrative tasks, as you progress throughout your apprenticeship you will eventually become a Litigation Assistant and will be responsible for your own caseload.

As well as gaining excellent practical skills working, within in our fast-paced legal environment, you will also attend lectures and workshops via our partnership with CILEX, where you will hone the theoretical side.  You will be supported with an onsite mentor and will be provided regular study time as well.

We have a strong track record with legal apprentices.  Typically you will do 3 rotations within the firm. Initially in the busy administration function for 3 months then build your experience within the New Client Team Administration ready for the full graduate training programme which equips the Legal Apprentice with a range of skills designed to promote them into the Litigation Assistant within the NCT team and then within one of the firm’s wider specialisms.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright A-level student who wants to progress with in a legal career.

Job description

  • Inputting all details into computerised case management system
  • Creating the computerised file correctly and quickly
  • Dealing with external client correspondence
  • Creating physical files accurately and promptly
  • Accurately recording all correspondence
  • Administration support, such as typing, filing, faxing, photocopying
  • Speaking to clients and taking initial attendances
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

Person specification

Required Qualifications/Training

  • 3 A-levels at grade B and above preferred.

Required Attributes

  • An interest in the law and a passion for helping people
  • Bright people – we want to progress and develop you in your career
  • Committed and hardworking individuals who have a strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Analytical skills and attention to details are essential
  • Computer literacy – you have must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages

Working Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm with 1 hour lunch for the first year.


A competitive salary.

Holiday Entitlement

Holiday Entitlement 23 days and rising by one day every year for the first 3 years to 26 days. Please note you may be expected to work bank holidays, if you do, you will be given 1.5 days in return.

Recruitment Process

To apply please send a CV and covering letter through our webpage where you can apply for the job. Please detail in your covering letter, why you would like a career in personal injury. Please note you will need to submit your covering letter and CV as one single document and submit when instructed to attach your CV.

Alternatively, you may email your CV and covering letter to Please mark in the subject line of your email “Legal Apprentice.”

Our employees are our most important asset and it's our employees who have made Express Solicitors the success it is today. Our recruitment process consolidates that success.

At Express Solicitors, we rate skill and ability above all else and therefore our recruitment policy encourages applications from all.


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