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We are seeking to recruit a paralegal within our Public Law & Human Rights Department. This role will support up to three qualified lawyers in a team that comprises five partners, one associate and ten solicitors.  The team’s work includes a wide range of judicial review and general public law work, as well some planning and environmental cases.

The post holder may ultimately be considered for a training contract at the firm following an internal recruitment process (though there can be no guarantee of a trainee vacancy).

The role will consist of handling new enquiries, assisting fee earners with case preparation, file administration, preparing and managing funding applications to the Legal Aid Agency, undertaking legal research, preparing draft documents including witness statements and schedules, drafting aspects of advice, processing evidence, preparing, collating and ordering documentation, attending conferences with clients and counsel and attending court hearings.

Legal qualifications, legal professional experience, and knowledge of public and human rights law, as well as legal aid funding are desirable. 

You will also need to be highly motivated, proactive, enthusiastic, have excellent drafting, communication, organisation and administrative skills, a flexible and professional attitude, an ability to work on confidential matters and under pressure together with a keen eye for detail.

Bindmans LLP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in our firm and our wider profession.  Applications from candidates who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.

Please view the role’s job description and person specification in the downloadable files.

If you are interested in applying please complete the recruitment pack. Completed recruitment packs should be emailed to recruitment@bindmans.com, quoting the vacancy reference number.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted for this role.

STRICTLY NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS

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