Legal Apprentice

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Manchester, UK
  • 27 Oct, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship Law

Job Description

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, enabling you to gain an industry wide recognised qualification, valuable work experience and a salary at the same time.

The purpose of this role is to support Paralegals and Lawyers with transactional work on a wide range of legal matters, which will include commercial property, corporate, commercial and litigation.

What’s in it for you

  • This role provides a great opportunity to start your career in law whilst in parallel obtaining a recognised qualification. You will be exposed to top-quality legal matters, developing both your legal knowledge and commercial awareness.

  • Our rotation-based programme provides you with the opportunity to work across a number of our departments and with colleagues across the firm.

  • Future career prospects include progression to a Paralegal or other suitable roles. You’ll be here to shape your career, as well as gain on-the-job experience.

  • As a Legal Apprentice with BPP Apprenticeships, you will complete the Paralegal apprenticeship at Level 3. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services which can afford you exemptions from the first year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship (providing Contract Law was chosen as the elective module). Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from BPP University Law School and on-the-job learning.

Key responsibilities

  • Support Paralegals and Lawyers with legal tasks, matters and transactions

  • Open files, review documents and produce reports for clients

  • Prepare and process legal correspondence and documents

  • Complete post-completion documentation, draft contracts and create Schedules of Leases

  • Prepare Engrossments and other property-related documents

  • Complete document reviews for different practice areas

  • Ensure that all matter correspondence is correctly filed using case management and other filing systems

  • Contribute proactively to the development of processes, continuous improvement activities and the growth of the Manchester office

  • Work on ad-hoc projects as per business requirements

Key relationships

  • Supervisory Lawyers

  • Real Estate Lawyers

  • Paralegals / Senior Paralegals

  • Apprenticeship Manager

  • HR

  • Apprenticeship Training Provider

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Good organisational skills, attention to detail and prioritisation skills

  • Enthusiastic, committed and proactive

  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and diversity

  • Strong ’can-do’ attitude

If you want to learn more about our Manchester Apprenticeship programme, download our brochure here.