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We are looking for a paralegal to join our friendly Court of Protection welfare team at London Bridge.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop within a thriving law firm with an interesting and varied workload.

Our work seeks to raise the profile of the legal rights of people with learning disabilities, people in mental distress and clients with physical disabilities. We hold a contract to undertake legal aid work and remain a staunch campaigner for access to justice issues for disabled people.

About you
We are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds. What is really important is your attitude, enthusiasm and personality fit.

Excellent legal, verbal, written and analytical skills are required but you will be enthusiastic and know that hard work is needed to succeed. You will see this role as more than just a job and you will take your responsibilities to our clients very seriously, whether the task is big or small. When it comes to individuals’ lives, every detail matters, so you will be someone who considers the wider implications of what you do.

You will need to thrive in a busy environment, have excellent communication, numeracy and IT skills, be organised and accurate and have a willingness and ability to learn quickly on the job. Enthusiasm, commitment, integrity, professionalism, drive and the ability to work well within a team is vital.

The role
Whilst our employees are our most important asset, our focus is on client care and experience and not the status of staff. A successful applicant must have the right attitude, aptitude and ability. In turn we will provide support and training in a specialist legal environment to develop excellent legal skills, to enable you to succeed in this role and to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

Experience of working in a legal environment and on legally aided cases would be an advantage but is not essential. The post will involve assisting fee earners in progressing cases under close supervision, including (but not exclusively):

• being involved in all stages of the case preparation and strategy
• preparing instructions to counsel, drafting letters
• arranging and attending conferences and hearings with counsel
• reading evidence, records and undertaking legal research
• drafting documents for Court
• all administrative tasks in relation to the above including maintaining  files, time recording and following administrative procedures
• meeting with and advising vulnerable clients in the office, hospital, care home or elsewhere, with support and supervision
• attending professional meetings and taking notes

The work is varied and rewarding with a good degree of autonomy and encouragement to develop, under supervision. Whilst there is currently no training contract on offer progression is carefully monitored and rewarded and subject to the firm’s needs and performance a contract may be available in due course. Training contract offers have been made to the firm’s previous paralegals.

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Dependent on skills, as a minimum the London living wage

All applications must be made via our application pack by the deadline below.

Please email your request for a pack to

Or write to:
Mark Slade – Office Manager
Mackintosh Law
103 Borough High Street
London SE1 1NL

CLOSING DATE for applications via the pack:  12pm on 1 March 2019

Mackintosh Law is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Mackintosh Law is the trading name of Mackintosh Law Limited.

Please note that we are not accepting agency CVs for this position.

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