At Clyde & Co, we're leaders in the Casualty market. Built on
scale, unparalleled expertise and a new vision for making the most of
AI, data and technology, our Casualty practice is the biggest in the
UK. With 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, and 3200 legal professionals in
over 60 locations on 6 continents, our reach is truly global.
Based at our Birmingham office, our incredibly varied workload
includes multi-million cases that take us from our desks to courtrooms
across the UK. It's a chance to learn from true industry experts and
experienced people at all levels of our business - all committed to
helping you build a successful law career.
Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite
us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and
our firm. We:
Work as oneWe are a globally connected team of
talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
Excel with clientsWe aim high and challenge
ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them
at the centre of everything we do
Celebrate differenceWe help each other to be at our
best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
Act boldlyWe seek new opportunities, take action
and learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our
development and contributes to growth
What is the Paralegal Academy?
There's more than one path into a law career, and our Paralegal
Academy offers a brilliant new way to build an exciting future in our
Casualty Practice. If you're fresh out of university, or you're
switching careers, we've designed this fantastic programme to nurture
you as a Paralegal and help you become part of an amazing story - ours.
Working closely with our Partners and experienced fee earners, you'll
play an important role in our Casualty teams with a workload that
ranges from running your own cases, to assisting in complex, high
value claims. Covering a range of areas from Credit Hire to
Catastrophic Injury, you'll be involved in instructing counsel and
medical experts, taking statements, assessing evidence, reviewing
medical records, attending conferences, and much more.
We've designed our Paralegal Academy to offer the very best on the
job training and experience in our sector. Our Paralegal Academy Lead
will be on hand to keep everything running smoothly, and our Legal
Training Manager will also support you with technical and structured
training - so you can get the skills and experience to go further than
Our Casualty teams comprise of some of the most experienced and
knowledgeable practitioners in our industry, all ready to lead, guide
and mentor you on your career journey. You'll work closely with our
Partners on every aspect of the cases you support. And you'll discover
a genuinely inclusive workplace that not only reflects the diversity
of the communities we serve, but offers unique opportunities to learn
from an equally diverse team of experts.
When you join our Paralegal Academy, you'll experience a fully
tailored and personalised programme of development that suits your
skills and ambition, and if you're one of our top performers, you
could also be accepted onto our Casualty SQE qualification programme.
This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone who's interested in a law
career - even if you've missed previous application deadlines, or if
law wasn't your first career choice. You don't even need experience in
law - what's most important is that you have a UK Bachelors degree at
2:2 or above in any subject, or an equivalent qualification. We're
looking for people with excellent communication and organisational
skills, and an ability to work well under pressure. Some knowledge of
the litigation process would also be useful - but it's not essential.
2:2 degree in any discipline
CCC A-Level or equivalent (Mitigating circumstances will be taken
Grade C at GCSE English
We use RARE a contextualised recruitment system to ensure fairness
and equality and review applications holistically.
Strengths Based Interview
During our recruitment process we are assessing candidates based on
the strengths that will deliver success in a role. This is great for
the individual, doing work they love, and great for the employer,
having team members who love what they do.
What we offer
No law experience required
Hybrid working - 2 days in the office, 3 days at home
You will also be entitled to a range of rewards and benefits:
Group income protection
Maternity and paternity pay
Season ticket loan
Cycle to work scheme
We'll make sure you have plenty of support throughout your programme.
You can also look forward to on-going internal training designed to
ensure you have the skills, knowledge, and commercial acumen you need
to become a well-rounded Paralegal.
The application process
We are looking for applicants with the motivation to join our firm
and potential to be successful in the role throughout our process. The
application process varies slightly from programme to programme, but
this is what you'll need to do for this opportunity:
Explore the programme specific information to understand which
opportunity is the right one for you.
You'll need to make your application online via our online
You will then be invited to complete our digital immersive
assessment which simulates a realistic preview of what it's like to
work at Clyde & Co. It looks to assess specific strengths and
skills required in the role and asks you to complete a series of
motivational and strengths-based questions though video interviews.
Following this, if successful we will be in contact to invite you
to a strengths based interview.
For more information, hints, and tips please refer to our website.