Himsworth Scott is looking to hire a paralegal/future trainee
New role: Paralegal to NQ solicitor
Clients trust us when legal advice is needed to preserve and enhance their reputation, privacy and freedom to operate. We help clients plan for upcoming issues, handle evolving events and crises and recover from difficult problems. In practice that means we use the law around reputation and privacy creatively to improve client’s positions, but unlike media law firms we focus on effecting substantive change – by helping clients resolve the underlying problem causing reputation harm, with education to avoid problems occurring and with strategic planning to help clients come away stronger from challenges they face.
We are looking for a talented aspiring lawyer to join our team, initially as a paralegal. Based on performance you will be supported in career progression to a training contract (or relevant successor qualification scheme) and role as an NQ solicitor.
You will support our fee earners advising large corporations, prominent individuals and leading sports organisations across a wide range of issues and disputes. Routine tasks will include conducting legal and factual research, preparing materials for presentations, drafting correspondence and working with our professional support lawyer on knowledge management.
You will be highly motivated by a career in law, you will likely take a keen interest in one or more of current affairs, international relations, business, sport and media. A desire to work for a fast growing challenger business is a must, and a willingness to take on the opportunity for rapid career progression and personal growth is essential.
We are seeking to make this paralegal role available to as diverse a group as possible, therefore our first review of candidates will be under a CV blind process. As such there are no minimum qualifications for the role save for the entitlement to work in the UK and pursue professional legal qualification, and we will support the right candidate with part-time legal education while working where appropriate.
The application process
If you would like to work with us we ask that you submit a one-page document setting out:
- What part of our work appeals to you most
- What you would like to achieve in the law
- One idea or perception of the future of the legal profession
- When we do look at your CV, what would you like us to have in mind
The format in which you do so is entirely up to you. In producing this document please make no reference to your age, socio-economic background, race, ethnicity, sex, nationality or any unpaid work experience or internships. This document will be reviewed by our senior leaders and candidates shortlisted before we then look at the underlying CVs. Please therefore also provide a CV alongside your application.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com by 30 November.
Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing from you.