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Bindmans LLP

Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor

Post: Paralegal/Trainee (Full time)

12 month Fixed Term Contract: possibly leading to a training contract thereafter.

Bindmans is a highly successful law firm offering a wide range of expert legal services.

We are ranked No. 1 within the professional legal directories in many areas of practice – and are respected by peers and clients alike for the work we do. Legal 500 says that we have the “…ethical positioning and moral commitment of a standard civil liberties practice with the quality of the Magic Circle”, whilst Chambers say that “the principles and heart of this firm make it stand out from the crowd.”

We are seeking to recruit a paralegal to assist our Civil Liberties and Social Welfare Law Team. The person appointed will support a partner in housing and community care work. Subject to meeting the qualifying criteria set by the Head of Department, the post holder will move to a training contract.

Main duties and responsibilities:
The roles consist of taking new enquiries from members of the public seeking help, assisting with case administration and preparation including client contact, legal research, processing evidence, preparing, collating and ordering documentation, attending conferences and court hearings and assisting with the billing process.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
Applicants must have at least one year’s experience in Legal Aid and housing casework.

Strong administrative and organisational skills are essential for the post. Touch typing is highly desirable. You will also need to be highly motivated, proactive, self-servicing, enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills, a flexible and professional attitude, and an ability to work on confidential matters and under pressure together with a keen eye for detail.

The firm is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


How to apply:
If you are interested in applying please complete a recruitment pack quoting reference number Housing.07/12. Recruitment Packs can be downloaded from the Recruitment Section on our website Completed Recruitment Packs can be emailed to or sent via post to:

HR Team,
Bindmans LLP,
236 Gray’s Inn Road,
London, WC1X 8HB.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted for this role.
Closing Date: 10 August 2012

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


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