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Legal Assistant

Company: Freeths    Location: Sheffield
Closing date:
31/01/2018

Term:
Contract

Duration:
6 months

Working hours:
Full-time

Department:
Environmental

Location:
Sheffield

The firm

The Freeths Group is one of the UK´s leading regional law practices. We offer services to both the commercial and private client across the entire legal spectrum. We operate from offices in Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield and Stoke.

The firm has a wide range of clients throughout the UK with many clients having strong international connections. We have 130 partners and over 750 members of staff in total.

Our client base reflects our nationwide strength and our nationwide service delivery. We are committed to continuous improvement and our increasing success as a business is built on achieving success for our clients. We work in close partnership with clients, providing positive, practical solutions and clear, comprehensive advice.

Our aim is to attract and retain the most talented people, and part of this is providing a great place to work. So, to support fairness and equality and to encourage a healthy work-life balance, we continually monitor and improve our benefits.

We are proud that what we have achieved has been recognised over the past few years, being awarded Best Companies star status on a number of occasions and featuring 3 times in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. We are also a silver standard accredited Investor in People Company, which means we are recognised for our efforts to improve work place engagement, leadership, personal growth, wellbeing, team working and our impact on society.

The department

We are currently recruiting onto our Legal Assistant foundation programme in our Sheffield office where you will get grass roots experience of working in a legal environment alongside our talented lawyers. As a Legal Assistant you will provide admin support to trainees, lawyers and partners which means that you get a true picture of what a career in law could offer you long term.

Our Legal Assistant posts are initially for 6 months but many of our Legal Assistants use the valuable experience gained when they progress onto training contracts with our firm. If we offer you a training contract this could include financial support for your LPC and GDL if relevant. So if you are a Graduate (either law or non-law) and are available to start immediately in one of our offices then apply online at www.allhires.com/freeths . If you have any questions please email sandie.hibbert@freeths.co.uk for more information.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an outstanding legal assistant who can hit the ground running. We are looking for a candidate with excellent academics, a passion for law, first class organisation skills, and a drive to deliver first class client service to clients both internally and externally. So if you have a can do attitude and a drive to succeeed in a career in law then we want to hear from you.

Additional information

The starting salary is £18,000. We review performance at 3 and 6 months and at 6 months we review whether to extend your contract for a futhrer 3 months. At the 9 month stage we make the decison on whether to offer a training contract. If we offer you a training contract then this would include sponsorship for the LPC/GDL.