Vacancy: Miles & Partners are looking for Legal Assistants
We are a highly regarded firm of solicitors ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers. We are based in London E1 near Liverpool Street and The Cloud and provide legal service to clients all over the world. Check out our testimonials page to see what they say about us.
We are looking for bright law graduates with a professional outlook to join our team as Legal Assistants providing paralegal support to our busy specialist award winning lawyers.
The roles start in July 2021 and will suit BPTC/ LPC graduates or similar looking for good quality professional experience while preparing to apply for Training Contracts or Pupillages. Experience of working in a busy legal environment with Legal Aid and CCMS will be an advantage but is not essential.
We are currently working from home (while looking forward to a return to the office in the summer!) so you need to be self-motivated, comfortable with working remotely and possess a willingness and ability to work independently whilst maintaining professional standards.
The successful applicants will have a positive outlook, good communication skills, numeracy and IT skills, a willingness to learn and accept responsibility, enthusiasm, commitment and the ability to work well in a team.
The posts on offer have a wide range of duties ranging from some clerical work to liaising with the Legal Aid Agency, the courts, experts, counsel etc., attending interviews with experts to take notes, assisting in arrangements for conferences, preparation of court bundles and accompanying documentation, preparation of documents for Counsel and occasionally attending Court with Counsel.
With appropriate experience and training we would expect you to progress to preparing statements and applications, attending clients and taking instructions, and legal research. The successful candidates will be offered a minimum engagement of twelve months with a salary £21,500 pa.
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