Apprentice Paralegal Bhw Solicitors Limited

Bhw Solicitors Limited · Competitive · Leicester
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The successful candidates will play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of their allocated department or team, providing valuable legal and administrative support to help the smooth delivery of legal services, client care and risk management.

As an Apprentice Paralegal, responsibilities will include:

  • Managing data and records, including: Updating the practice management system workflow, maintaining the key dates reminder system, file management duties such as document scanning, photocopying and filing, keeping file notes, and other general clerical support
  • Drafting and reviewing standard documents, including: ordering legal reports and searches, and generating correspondence and documentation, drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms
  • Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files, including: file opening and setup, client due diligence processes, and file closing and archiving, carrying out research, handling confidential and sensitive information, understanding and utilising basic financial information
  • Communicating (written and verbal) with internal and external contacts, including: dealing with telephone calls and enquiries into the department and relaying messages, and liaising with clients and organisations on the phone and by email, attending and participating in team meetings, and other general administrative duties as and when required including answering mainline telephone calls, opening, and sorting incoming post, franking outgoing post, door opening, greeting clients

Fantastic opportunity for 3 Paralegal Apprentices to join our busy legal team. You will provide efficient and effective legal and general administrative support. This is an excellent opportunity to work and develop a career within the legal sector. You will be eager to learn, have good attention to detail, and an interest in law or a related area.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

150.50

  • Working week

Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm (1 hour break for lunch)

Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

24 months

  • Possible start date

01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

today

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced

Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

VAC001770081

  • Positions

2 available

The successful candidates will play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of their allocated department or team, providing valuable legal and administrative support to help the smooth delivery of legal services, client care and risk management.

As an Apprentice Paralegal, responsibilities will include:

  • Managing data and records, including: Updating the practice management system workflow, maintaining the key dates reminder system, file management duties such as document scanning, photocopying and filing, keeping file notes, and other general clerical support
  • Drafting and reviewing standard documents, including: ordering legal reports and searches, and generating correspondence and documentation, drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms
  • Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files, including: file opening and setup, client due diligence processes, and file closing and archiving, carrying out research, handling confidential and sensitive information, understanding and utilising basic financial information
  • Communicating (written and verbal) with internal and external contacts, including: dealing with telephone calls and enquiries into the department and relaying messages, and liaising with clients and organisations on the phone and by email, attending and participating in team meetings, and other general administrative duties as and when required including answering mainline telephone calls, opening, and sorting incoming post, franking outgoing post, door opening, greeting clients

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and spoken communication skills
  • Competent ICT skills (particularly with refence to Word and Excel)
  • An organised approach
  • The ability to complete assigned tasks accurately and promptly
  • The capability of working towards tight deadlines and under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Reliable and be of smart appearance
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hardworking and can demonstrate initiative
  • Flexible and possess a pro-active attitude

Desired qualifications

We are ideally looking for applications from candidates with a minimum grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths at GCSE level (or equivalent) and two A level (or equivalent) qualifications at grade C/4 or above.

Future prospects

BHW will provide an opportunity to develop within a leading and expanding law Firm. With positions in our large multi-team conveyancing department and our specialist commercial departments, Paralegal Apprentices will work alongside extremely knowledgeable leading lawyers and experienced friendly support staff. Our unique team structure provides progression prospects and a flexible and supportive environment.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training thats part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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About the employer

BHW Solicitors is the leading specialist commercial and residential law firm in Leicester, with a growing client base across the East Midlands.

We provide the best legal, commercial, and strategic advice to businesses of all types and sizes, from start-ups to household names. Our core commercial practice areas are Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution and Employment.

Additionally, we specialise in several industry sectors and practice areas including Aerospace, Agriculture, Contentious Probate, Secured Lending, and Information Technology.

BHW also has a large residential conveyancing department, providing the very best legal advice and support to home buyers and sellers across the region and working alongside many of the top estate agents, mortgage advisors and housebuilders. BHW is a UK Top 100 Firm in the Legal 500 guide.

Employer

Bhw Solicitors Limited

https://bhwsolicitors.com/

Address

1

Smith Way

Leicester

LE19 1SX

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Training

Training provider

Damar Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Damar Training

Contact

Sabina Adam 07566 289 979 Sabina.Adam@damartraining.com

  • Paralegal Level 3 Standard
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths, English and ICT

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