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Trainee Solicitor x3

Location: Blackburn

Training Contract Opportunity to Commence in 2019

Calling all Legal Graduates

Company/Role Overview:

My client has over 100 years combined experience in dealing with compensation claims. They are one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK. They recognise that their success in the industry could not have been possible without one fundamental factor; their people. All their team work as an unshakable unit and are committed to achieving the firms goals. Every member the team contributes to the overall success whether they are a solicitor, a paralegal, a claims handler, a finance officer or a member of the administration team.
Services

  • Personal injury
  • Employment law
  • Business legal services
  • Medical negligence

The main responsibilities will include areas as outlined in the 'Practice Skills Standards'. These standards outline the key skills that you will need to develop, to succeed as a Trainee Solicitor and become a Solicitor:

  • Advocacy and Oral Presentation;
  • Case and Transaction Management;
  • Client Care and Practice Support;
  • Communication Skills;
  • Dispute Resolution;
  • Drafting;
  • Interviewing and Advising;
  • Legal Research;

You will commence your career as a Legal Assistant in either in the RTA or Medical Negligence department and must pass a probation period of 6 months in order to be considered for the training contract opportunity. Successful candidates will gain varied experience in different departments within the firm, as based upon business needs - and as your skills progress, so will your duties.
In order to develop the necessary skills, you will be involved in the following activities:

  • Completing work and tasks by yourself;
  • Assisting in assessing merits of a case;
  • Liaising with clients and third parties;
  • Assisting senior members with all aspects of their caseload;
  • Reviewing medical records and reports;
  • Observing experienced members of the firm.

Full support will be provided throughout the duration of your training, with the actual timescales for completion to be confirmed with the successful applicant.
Skills/Experience Required:

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/A Qualifying Law Degree (LLB) (including working towards);
  • Prior legal experience is desirable, but not essential;
  • Excellent team working skills with the ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively with colleagues;
  • Proven IT skills and ability to adapt new technology;
  • Ability to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written presentation skills;
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information with discretion and to maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to assimilate large quantities of written and verbal communication quickly and concisely.

Why us?

They offer a unique training and development infrastructure to support employees' career progression through their Training Academy.

  • They are one of the UK's fastest growing businesses
  • Offer a Competitive salary & bonus scheme
  • Leading regional firm
  • You will become part of their successful team that has grown significantly over the past few years with further plans to grow, aligned with this growth we have received some very impressive awards:

Awards

  • Awarded the "HIVE" award for growth (Never been won by a law firm previously)
  • 2018 - Investors in people Gold award first time round (only 5% of businesses win this first time round)
  • Finalist of Employer of the Year Award, Investors in People
  • Further growth since the Reforms

All Applications MUST have a detailed CV and Covering Letter is mandatory.

Deadline for all Applications is 5pm Thursday 7th February 2019. Successful candidates will thereafter be invited for an Assessment day on 11th February at GM House, Wilkinson Way, Blackburn, BB1 2EH

 

 

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