Paralegals

 

At GN Law we pride ourselves on the fact that our paralegals enjoy the benefit of being trained as they would on a training contract. The nature of the work we do means that we have a number of paralegals at any one time. Many are eligible for training contracts, others may be gaining experience to see what areas of law appeal to them. Anyone who does paralegal work with us and later becomes a trainee solicitor we be able, should they wish, to apply for time to count to reduce the length of their training contract (see 'Time to count').

Our paralegals are kept busy! They do not just do the photocopying (though there may be some from time to time). Our paralegals either assist in the running of files, seeing clients and attending court or have files in their own name (particularly in our Mental Health department) that are their responsibility. By way of example, in our Mental Health department, our paralegals (once fully trained and have demonstrated their competence) can expect to conduct the advocacy at hospital managers meetings where they are arguing for the client's discharge from detention under the Mental Health Act.

As a rule, our paralegals will have a minimum of a law degree or a non-law degree and the GDL. Many have completed the LPC and are seeking a training contract or are taking the LPC part-time while working.

How To Apply: GN Law is a multi-talented team of Solicitors, barristers, paralegals, accounts and finance specialists and support staff. We're always interested in hearing from people at all levels who think they have something unique to add, so please send your CV and covering letter to: hr@gnlaw.co.uk or browse our current vacancies by clicking Here

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