Solicitor Apprentice with Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard
£288.40 per week
06 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017
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You will gain an industry recognised qualification and experience whilst earning a wage!

The Solicitor Apprentice role is for bright and determined school leavers wanting to work in the legal profession and seeking a more practical way of qualifying as a solicitor than through going to university and following a traditional path to qualification.

A Solicitor Apprentice will study towards an LLB (Hons) and will qualify as an Associate at the end of the 6 year programme. Whilst training, a Solicitor Apprentice will support the Paralegals, Senior Paralegals and clients across the Firm with routine legal tasks.

This is a busy role where work may come from any of the Firm's practice areas and, as a result, a Solicitor Apprentice will work on a wide variety of assignments which may include:

  • Assessing the relevance of a wide range of documentation as part of litigation cases
  • Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms
  • Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content
  • Creating bundles for trial and employment tribunals
  • Reviewing and reporting on legal documentation as part of a corporate due diligence exercise
  • Managing electronic data sites, uploading and ordering documentation, and liaising with third parties
  • Providing transactional support on corporate, banking or real estate projects
  • Providing support to clients on-site
  • The level of complexity of legal work and responsibility within the team will increase over the course of the Apprenticeship and may include:
  • Carrying out the more technical or complex tasks undertaken by the team
  • Managing the larger, more complex projects the team is instructed to complete
  • Forming and maintaining excellent working relationships with clients.
  • There will also be an opportunity to work in Addleshaw Goddards transaction team.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Computer literate and thorough understanding of Company software.
  • Efficient Administration skills.
  • High level interpersonal skills - Ability to build successful, mutually beneficial business relationships.
  • Communication skills - Able to communicate to people with various levels of knowledge face to face, over the telephone and in writing.
  • Experience within Outlook, Word and Excel would be beneficial.
Personal qualities
  • Attention to detail, Verbal and Written.
  • Communication and Motivation for a career in a commercial law firm.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Motivation to commit to studying a 6 year apprenticeship programme
Qualifications required
  • At least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths, and ABB (or equivalent) at A level
Future prospects Qualification as a solicitor with the opportunity to career as far as Partner level.