We're recruiting Paralegal Apprentices!
Brendan Fleming Solicitors have an exciting opportunity to join the team as an Apprentice Paralegal. We are interested in applicants that have a desire and strong interest in Family and Children legal work as this the only area of law that applies to these positions.
The purpose of the role is to assist caseworkers with their matters and undertake the duties asked in association with this, to represent and act upon client’s instructions in accordance with all the required legal processes including Court attendance. To give advice and guidance to clients when appropriate.
For more information about this vacancy please contact Damar Training on 0161 480 8171 (Ref ID: 238889)
We give the best service as we have the best team.
This is your chance to be part of it.
Many of our staff have been with us for decades. Our team is made up of dedicated people looking after the most important people in the world; our clients and their children.
We are proud to be known as the ‘Parents Champion’.
We are looking for a Full Time Private Children/ Public Law Solicitor or CILEx.
Due to an increase in workload, we are currently recruiting for an experienced Family Fee Earner to join our team.
PQE 3+ preferably with Children Panel and / or Family Panel Status or with the aim to obtain membership within 12 months.
The position is based at our City Centre office in Birmingham with the flexibility of home working.
The successful candidate will be responsible for running a varied caseload of legal aid matters including care proceedings, domestic violence cases and children arrangements.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to progress their career as a Family Law Fee Earner in a growing department.
The Ideal Candidate
– A good knowledge of the CCMS system. You will be expected to be able ‘to hit the ground running’.
– You will be a hardworking, knowledgeable individual with excellent communication and IT skills.
– The ability to conduct advocacy competently from directions to contested hearings.
– You will have excellent client care skills.
– You will be technically excellent and be able to present and argue cases confidently and competently.
– You will be able to take instructions and run a caseload from that point through to archiving.
– Salary negotiable, dependent on experience and opportunity for profit share.
– Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am- 5:30pm
Further opportunity to join our team
From time to time, we look to expand our Public Law Care Proceedings team.
We want like-minded individuals who look to get their job satisfaction from looking after clients.
We need good problem solvers with an empathetic, approachable and friendly personality.
In return, we promise you a fantastic career with fabulous colleagues.
Most importantly, you will make a lifelong difference to someone’s life – clients will never forget what you did for them. Job satisfaction from clients you have helped is guaranteed – you WILL change lives.
If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for in family law, read on.
Are you the right candidate?
The best results don’t come easy, so you must be committed to hard work and long hours.
You may have completed a University degree in Law and / or passed the LPC Family Law, but whatever your educational background – you will be expected to know Family Law.
This is not the job for you if you are expecting us to introduce you to this field. That’s what university and college is for! For instance, you would not apply for a driving job with no knowledge of how to drive. We feel the same about family law.
We will of course teach you to become an expert in this field, however it is essential that you have a good knowledge and understanding of family law and what we do before you apply.
We promise to teach you client care, advocacy, procedures, legal aid ,casework and how to juggle cases.
If you know family law is the area you want to work in, but you are just starting on formal qualifications, then there is still room for you at Brendan Fleming.
How to apply
First and foremost, you need to read the Brendan Fleming Ten Commandments which you can find below.
If you know this philosophy is embedded within you, and you have a strong background in Family law along with commitment, passion and a great work ethic, please apply online to our head of department, Rebecca Ward.
Job satisfaction and praise from clients is guaranteed...
“Brendan is like a chocolate cake. You can’t wait to have a bit more!”
“All I can say is that he is an angel from Heaven.”
“Children everywhere should know what Brendan did for my daughter.”
“Because you listened to me, because you believed in me and because you supported me, I am now a far cry from the woman who first walked into your office.”
“Rebecca, thank you so much for all of your hard work and determination to bring my children home! I could not have wished for a better person to represent me.”
“Rebecca was and is amazing. It brings tears to my eyes thinking about how great she is and how hard she has worked for us.”
...and the best Barrister's like to work with us too
“As a barrister I breathe a sigh of relief when I am instructed by Rebecca Ward and the team at Brendan Fleming.”
“I’ve experience of Rebecca with her clients in conference with me I so I know, first hand, that the clients get straightforward and sensible advice.”
“Rebecca Ward’s attention to detail and ability to build a close working relationship with the client and the barristers she instructs makes her an obvious “go to” solicitor .”
We run an 'Employee of the Month and Year' competition to our team
- being helpful to clients and other staff
- being helpful to Brendan
- great results for our clients and their children
- positive client feedback
- any special projects the employee may have assisted Brendan on
- great marketing suggestions
- keeping to the 10 Commandments!