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LITIGATION PARALEGAL WITH TRAINING CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY

We are a city centre practice located in stylish, modern offices in the heart of the Leeds legal sector opposite the Combined Court Centre.

We are looking for a talented individual to train with us across a range of legal disciplines but mainly within a litigation environment. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a keen interest in social justice, have an excellent academic record, a mature outlook, and an ability to show strong interpersonal skills that are both empathetic and professional; this is particularly important as we represent a broad church of clients some of whom are vulnerable and disadvantaged.

The successful candidate will take instructions from clients across the civil (including family) and criminal disciplines; prepare statements and court bundles; conduct case research; and carry out general departmental support duties. The right person will progress to a training contract and qualification as a solicitor. Police station accreditation will also be supported and encouraged so a full driving licence is preferred.

The position is open to candidates with a law degree and completion of the LPC/BPTC is desirable, as is previous legal work experience which could have been gained during or after academic study. The successful candidate will demonstrate an awareness of the commercial opportunities of the role with proven ideas on how to attract new clients and a modern approach to the management of cases, especially in regard to innovation and technology.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a high quality, varied caseload with a great deal of job satisfaction. An opportunity to join a strong team of colleagues in a fast-paced environment as part of a successful, well-established law firm.

Please apply in writing, enclosing your CV and a covering letter stating your reasons for applying to Caroline Clarke: email c.clarke@henryhyams.com.

The successful candidate will explore these areas of law and find a niche that fits their particular skill set and our needs.

CHILD CARE LAWYER

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Child Care Lawyer to join our highly regarded Child Care and General Family Law team.

We are looking for a specialist care lawyer to manage a caseload of predominantly public law cases but if you are interested in general family law we may be able to offer some cases in those areas too.

Applicants should be on the Law Society’s Children’s Panel and be well versed in legal aid regulations. Ideally you will have, or be prepared to develop, a trusted professional relationship and links with CAFCASS and other child care agencies.

Our clients are often vulnerable and in need of a great deal of support. Therefore, an ability to develop non-judgemental relationships and rapport with them is vitally important for this role – especially when dealing with children. The qualities we are looking for are sensitivity and empathy but at the same time a professional and realistic approach when managing client expectations and dealing with other agencies.

If you have excellent advocacy, drafting and interpersonal skills; the highest standard of client care; good organisational skills; and the ability to produce consistently high quality work we would like to hear from you.

Like most legal practices we have been working remotely during the pandemic with occasional office visits. That will continue until the restrictions are lifted. Once they are you will be able to take advantage of our fabulous, recently renovated, purpose-designed offices conveniently located adjacent to the Leeds Combined Courts Centre.

We offer a highly competitive benefits package with good career development opportunities and a working ethos that values and cares for its team members. We have been accredited as an Investors in People employer since 2005 and we are constantly looking at ways to improve our working experience. We also offer the opportunity to join an organisation with a long-standing reputation within the Leeds legal community.

Applications for this role will be considered on a full or part time basis with the opportunity to work alongside established child care lawyers.

Please email your CV with covering letter stating your relevant experience to Helen Camidge: h.camidge@henryhyams.com.

For more information please telephone Helen Camidge on 0113 3837628.

PARALEGAL

We are currently seeking an experienced paralegal to assist our Family law team.

Your role will focus on taking statements, preparing court bundles, case research, attending court with counsel and general department support duties.

We are looking for individuals with strong professional, interpersonal skills, compassion, maturity, a calm efficient manner and competent IT and typing skills.

Previous legal experience in relation to client care and file management, and familiarity with legal aid procedures is desirable for this role.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a high quality caseload for a variety of clients. One which will give the successful applicant a great deal of job satisfaction. An opportunity to be involved in a professional, fast paced environment; working alongside an excellent team of colleagues, in a successful, well-established law firm.

Please apply in writing, enclosing your CV, stating your reasons for applying for the position to Caroline Clarke: email c.clarke@henryhyams.com.

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