Paralegal (With a view to secure a SQE funded training contract after 6 months service). 

Paralegal (With a view to secure a SQE funded training contract after 6 months service). 

Job Category: Paralegal
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Swansea
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About Acuity Law 

Acuity Law is a dynamic law firm with a modern organisational structure and an agile, fluid team-centric model. Not held back by tradition, we are always looking to improve our client service and grow our community of lawyers. 

We are a team of instinctively commercial lawyers, passionate about delivering the best legal service with our people and our clients at the heart of everything we do. 

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional legal services to our diverse client portfolio which includes multinational corporations, SMEs, and start-ups. Our firm is renowned for its collaborative and dynamic work environment, fostering growth and innovation.

Job Overview

We are seeking a dynamic and talented future lawyer to join our respected Construction Law team led by Phil Graham, recognised as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500.

This is a unique opportunity for a graduate, or soon to be graduate, to develop their legal career at a leading firm, working on complex and high-stakes construction litigation cases. You will gain hands-on experience and develop your skills within a supportive and forward-thinking environment.

You will be working on large scale, high value projects throughout the UK involving a range of infrastructure projects, commercial developments, large scale residential and retail schemes.  You will be dealing with developers, contractors, professionals and third sector organisations across the private and public sector.  In doing so you will be working alongside a team with recognised leading individuals in their field and whose experience is second to none.

After successfully completing a six-month probation period as a paralegal, you will be offered a fully funded training contract via the SQE Specialist pathway. We partner with The College of Legal Practice, which provides all the learning materials and guidance to help you excel in your studies.

For candidates who have completed their Legal Practice Course, a 2 year training contract will be offered as an alternative to the SQE qualification route.

What We Offer

  • Fully Funded SQE Specialist Pathway: Benefit from our fully funded preparatory courses and exams, ensuring you have the best resources to succeed.
  • Monthly Study Leave: Enjoy one and a half days of study leave each month, giving you dedicated time to focus on your studies and exam preparation.
  • Comprehensive Support: Receive continuous support and mentorship from experienced professionals dedicated to your success.
  • Competitive Salary:  We offer an attractive remuneration package that is reviewed annually to ensure it remains competitive and rewarding.
  • Excellent benefits and rewards: Private medical plan, pension scheme, life assurance, thank you scheme, cycle to work scheme, the option to buy/sell annual leave, and plenty more.
  • Health & Wellbeing: Access our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), designed to support your mental and emotional well-being. Our dedicated Wellbeing Committee continually develops new initiatives to enhance your overall wellness and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • Work-Life Balance: Flexible working arrangements and a supportive environment promoting well-being.
  • Professional Development:  Continuous learning opportunities, including in-house training programs and sponsorship for further qualifications.
  • Career Progression: Clear pathways for advancement within the firm, supported by mentoring from senior lawyers.

Why choose us:

  • Brand New Office: Work in a modern, fully-equipped office in the city centre, designed to provide a comfortable and professional environment.
  • Prime Location: Enjoy the convenience and vibrancy of working in the city centre.
  • Professional Growth: Take advantage of our investment in your education and career development.
  • Community Engagement: Participate in our initiatives with local charities, making a positive impact in the community.
  • Sustainability Commitment: Be part of a business with Planet Mark accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • Supportive Environment: Thrive in a workplace that values your growth and well-being.
  • Ethical and Sustainable: Join a business committed to ethical practices and sustainability.
  • Inclusive Culture: A diverse and inclusive workplace where individuality is celebrated and everyone feels valued.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct Legal Research: Thoroughly investigate legal precedents and relevant case law.
  • Prepare and Draft Legal Documents: Create and revise documents, agreements, and other legal paperwork.
  • Case Management: Collaborate with team members and supervising partners to manage and progress case files.
  • Document Management: Ensure all case files are accurate, up-to-date, and compliant with regulatory requirements.
  • Attend Meetings: Participate in both internal and external meetings to discuss case progress and strategies.
  • Maintain and Update Legal Documents: Regularly update standard templates and other legal documents to ensure they reflect current laws and best practices.
  • Write Articles: Create insightful articles for both internal distribution and external publication.
  • Organise Diaries and Schedule Meetings: Manage schedules, book meetings, and handle general inquiries efficiently.

This list is not exhaustive and additional responsibilities may be required.

Personal Qualities

  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Diligent, rigorous, and consultative approach to work
  • Supportive of team members
  • Transparent in approach
  • Ability to be discrete and confidential
  • Collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset

Join Acuity Law and be part of a team where your skills and ambitions are nurtured and your success is our priority.

Application deadline 26 July 2024.

Apply today to start your future with us!

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