Paralegal Apprentice - Professional and Commercial Risk
You will need to apply through the BPP website for this vacancy as there are various eligibility checks that need to be carried out for this role. Please click here to apply. Please do not apply through the DAC Beachcroft website.
DAC Beachcroft’s innovative early career development programmes offer unparalleled training opportunities . Join us, and you can expect the kind of support, collaborative culture and tailored development plan that will bring out the best in you so you can deliver high quality, bespoke work for our clients and achieve everything you want to in your career.
As a Paralegal Apprentice with DAC Beachcroft you will be on your way to a career in law and have a real alternative to university; you will earn a salary and have no university fees to pay.
The Professional and Commercial Risk North team comprises approximately 65 people across 4 locations in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The role is for a paralegal apprentice to support the Leeds team which comprises 3 partners, one legal director, 9 solicitors, 1 trainee solicitor and 1 paralegal. Typical tasks include (1) supporting fee-earners in managing a mixed workload of professional negligence claims against a variety of professionals including but not limited to solicitors, accountants, insurance brokers and construction professionals in accordance with client protocols: (2) carrying out research tasks, particularly in relation to technical legal and procedural issues: (3) assisting fee-earners in the course of litigated proceedings, particularly with document handling, disclosure and case management: (4) exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management when supporting others in managing files and in relation to own files, where appropriate.
DAC Beachcroft recognises and rewards hard work and therefore you can expect to start on a competitive salary and will be entitled to a number of benefits such as pension, life assurance, medical care, bike to work scheme, discounted gym membership and season ticket loans. We also offer a range of interesting social activities and involvement in a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility events.
Additionally, you will have the equivalent of 20% of your weekly contracted hours to use towards your study, in order to focus on the educational side of your apprenticeship. This will include a mixture of interactive webinars and face to face study sessions. This apprenticeship will give you an excellent start to your career in law, to provide you with a foundation that could lead to higher level qualifications upon completion of your apprenticeship.
As a Paralegal Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services which can afford you exemptions from the first year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship (providing Contract Law was chosen as the elective module).
Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from BPP University Law School and on-the-job learning.
About the Company
DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Peru, Central America, Argentina, the USA, Australia and Germany.
We are known for our market-leading presence in sectors such as Insurance, Health and Real Estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK. We are the asset management lawyers for the UK’s largest shopping centres and act for 9 of the UK’s top 10 house builders.
Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work.
DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We are also happy to talk flexible working. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.