Irwin Mitchell Llp

Apprentice Paralegal - Commercial Division - Advanced (Level 3)

Irwin Mitchell Llp (Employer)

Damar Training (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £332.50
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed
24 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Paralegal (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity to join one of the largest national law firms in the UK. You will be supporting the Commercial Division at the Leeds office. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.


You will join a team that advises organisationson commercial contracts, particularly those in the tech sector and GDPR. It is a fast paced area of law where no two days are likely to be the same.

The role involves:

  • Assisting with drafting and commenting on contracts together with a considerable amount of research on new and developing law in the tech and privacy sector
  • Communicating with clients, other firms of solicitors and third parties by telephone or in writing including taking basic client instructions and providing case updates when appropriate
  • Achieve time recording and fee income targets to ensure profitable working
  • Ensuring compliance with the firms policies and procedures
  • Attending appropriate training events as and when required
  • Conducting Legal Research as requested by members of the team
  • Completing relevant administration duties including photocopying, scanning documents, amending documentation, filing, archiving and file maintenance

Future Prospects

  • Many people accept permanent roles with us after completing their apprenticeship. We’ll help you develop your skills further and you will have opportunities to advance to more senior positions. Wherever your career takes you, you’ll have an industry-recognised qualification and training from one of the UK’s top law firms as proof of your skills and knowledge

Reality Check

  • Usual working hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm but there is the opportunity to work flexibly
  • Annual Salary : £17,290
  • Assessment Events are earmarked to take place mid – late May
  • The closing date is 30th April 2021 and we reserve the right to close the advert earlier should we receive an unprecedented number of applications

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Proficient in IT packages including Microsoft Word, Office and Excel

Qualities Required

  • A strong desire to work within in a legal environment
  • Discretion and ability to work in a confidential environment, dealing with sensitive and confidential situations appropriately
  • You should have a friendly and empathic attitude towards clients
    and colleagues and be able to cope with people experiencing difficult personal circumstances
  • You should also have the confidence to deal with matters right from the beginning with new clients, being both approachable as well as efficient to resolve matters as quickly as possible
  • Ability to work well in a business environment
  • Ability to work at speed whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the department
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to work under close supervision and also be able to work under your own initiative
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadline

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including mathematics and English
  • 3 A levels at grade A - C (excluding General Studies)

Training Provided

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