Paralegal Apprentice

Closing Date: 28/08/2022
Contract Contract
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £4.81 per hour for the first year
Company Education Training Collective

Job Description

Brief overview of the role

Vaux Fletcher Solicitors are looking for a hardworking and dedicated individual to work within their office. This is the perfect opportunity to start your career in the legal sector and gain experience with a reputable company.

What will the apprentice be doing?

New Case Duties

  • Providing quotes and estimates for standard transactions.
  • Processing the receipt of new instructions.
  • Entering new clients and cases onto the case management system.
  • Receiving client ID documents, completing ID forms, scanning onto the case management system.
  • Preparing a sale contract and supporting protocol documents.

Case Progression duties

  • Assessing title, filed plan contract documentation and raising enquiries on purchases.
  • Commissioning searches and interpreting the results.
  • Preparing transfer deeds.
  • Obtaining quotes for indemnity insurance.
  • Checking mortgage documentation.
  • Exchanging contracts under the Law Society’s Standard formula for telephonic exchange.
  • Completing transmission request forms for submission to the Accounts Department to send purchase and redemption monies.

Post Completion Duties

  • Documenting Priority Periods for registration.
  • Payment of Estate Agent’s fees and proceeds of sale.
  • Submitting applications for registration to HM Land Registry.

Commercial Property

  • Dealing with all contractual matter of leasehold and freehold property transactions and sale and purchase of businesses.

Private Client

  • Opening wills files, preparing and sending client care letters with questionnaire.
  • Obtaining wills instructions, drafting and executing wills, keeping and archiving records.
  • Taking Lasting Power of Attorney Instructions, dealing with capacity issues.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Paralegal at Bede Sixth Form College.
  • Functional Skills Maths & English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Working week

35 hours, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. 1 hour unpaid lunch.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Adaptable, Time management, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any subjects (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

You need A-Levels to apply due to the nature of the qualification.


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