Paralegals & Legal Researchers
Our expert team of paralegals and legal researchers provide highly efficient support to the legal departments.
The majority of our paralegals are on fixed term contracts and we often require people with specific languages skills, such as Russian or Arabic.
As a paralegal you will manage administrative support for hearings and trials, such as agreeing indices, preparing bundles, arranging transcribers and similar logistic tasks. You will draft research memos on a range of issues or take detailed notes at meetings and during conference calls. Excellent communication skills are required, together with strong written and spoken English.
Legal researchers assist partners and other senior lawyers with a range of research tasks, both client and non-client related. As a legal researcher you will help write specialist conference papers and articles. You’ll need a strong academic background – a good first degree and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), together with the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or bar qualification. You will also need to demonstrate excellent research, drafting and IT skills, resilience and the ability to work under pressure in a challenging and exciting environment. Previous academic research experience is helpful, as is previous knowledge of our practice areas.
Most of our paralegals and legal researchers have already had some experience of working in a litigation department or at a similar firm.
In addition to your salary, we offer a generous benefits package which includes:
- 25 days holiday
- Pension scheme
- Life assurance (4 x salary)
- Free eye test and annual flu jab
- Subsidised health club membership
- Employee assistance (confidential telephone counselling service)
We are a friendly and sociable firm with many social activities taking place each year. These include parties, drinks and lunches as well as sporting activities such as football and netball. We run a range of clubs and have regular theatre, film and art gallery outings. We also actively engage in CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities and are currently raising funds for our chosen charitable cause, please click here to read more. Recent fundraising events have included a sky dive, abseil, dress-down days, CSR breakfasts and cake bakes. All staff are encouraged to get involved.
Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP champions diversity and inclusiveness. Please complete the attached Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and send this with your application.
Please let us know if you will require us to make any reasonable adjustments, should you be invited to attend an interview.
You can contact our HR department on +44 (0)20 7822 7777.