Working as a paralegal is a great way to gain experience within the legal sector but working full time alongside study, or other commitments can be challenging. As a flexible resource paralegal you will have the opportunity to complete short, flexible assignments with us, giving you the experience of working for a top 50 law firm at times that suit you.

Our flexible resource paralegal team works with the business to deliver large scale projects. Projects can vary in content and size, but most will involve document review. The level of experience required for each project can vary, so we would be interested in hearing from a range of people from law students and graduates to those with more substantial legal experience.

How does the flexible resource paralegal pool work?

Being part of the flexible resource paralegal pool gives you the opportunity to complete short, flexible assignments with us. Once you join the pool we will contact you every time a suitable project starts. You will enter into a contract of employment with us every time you complete an assignment. When there are no assignments you will not be employed by us. 

What are the benefits of working as a flexible resource paralegal?

  • the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a top 50 law firm
  • the opportunity to work alongside lawyers who are leaders in their field
  • gaining work experience around your studies or other commitments
  • flexible working patterns
  • the opportunity to get advice from our trainee solicitor recruitment team
  • the opportunity to secure other roles within the firm as many other flexible paralegals have done

We are particularly interested in hearing from those who are studying for a law degree (or GDL), law graduates, LPC students and graduates, those wanting to gain experience before starting a training contract or those who have more experience within the legal sector looking for more flexible working arrangements. 

Legal work experience would be useful but is not required to apply - in fact it is a great way for you to gain some hands on experience.

How long do assignments normally last?

Assignments can vary in length, but on average most last between 1-2 months.

Can I work part time while on an assignment?

Most of our projects allow for flexible working patterns including part-time or outside standard office hours patterns.

Application process

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