Solicitor Apprenticeship

  • Clyde & Co
  • Guildford, London, Manchester, UK
  • 27 Oct, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship Law

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for solicitor apprentices to join our Manchester, London & Guildford offices in August 2020 and complete an LLB (law degree) in legal practice & skills. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified lawyer. 

Key responsibilities: 

•Office administration, including billing and writing letters 

•Organise diaries, schedule meetings and respond to telephone queries 

•Write first document drafts and proofread documents 

•Analyse and input data, write articles for internal or external circulation 

•Organise case files, attend court inquests, transcribe legal opinion and compile litigation bundles 

•Network with clients and build relationships 

From year three of the apprenticeship you would progress to more trainee-level tasks such as: 

•Legal research 

•Drafting documents as part of transactions and litigation, including facility agreements, witness statements and pleadings 

•Communicating and meeting with clients 

•Attending hearings and trials, taking notes where necessary 

•Filing and serving documentation at Court and on the other side 

•Document review 

•Bundling documents in preparation for trial 

Entry Requirements

Skills/Knowledge/Experience/IT Confidence: 

Essential: 

•Ability to work with technology 

•Ability to work in a business environment 

•Customer service skills 

•Hands-on & Practical ability 

•Ability to work within the physical nature of the job 

•Proficient in Microsoft Word 

•Use of Email/Internet 

Personal Qualities: 

Essential: 

•Team Player 

•Attention to detail 

•Reliable 

•Good communication skills (written and verbal) 

•Confident 

•Meeting deadlines 

•Analytical 

•Resilient 

•Understanding of confidentiality requirements 

•Mature attitude 

•Ability to deal with sensitive personal client situations effectively 

Desirable: 

•Planner/thinking ahead 

•Leadership skills 

•All candidates must have a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C/9-4, including English and Maths. 

•A minimum of three Cs at A-level 

Desirable: 

•A level in law