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Be part of a story that's all about nurturing your career

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 UK casualty practice.

Overview

We understand law isn’t always a first-choice career. Whether fresh out of university with any degree above a 2:2 or switching careers and following a long-held dream, the paralegal academy is a way into a legal career for everyone. You’ll be joining the most extensive casualty practice in the UK. We have some of the best casualty experts in the industry, focusing on providing service-based quality and utilising futuristic technologies.

We are currently closed for applications but please join our Talent Community to hear about when roles go live.

 

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About our Paralegal Academy

Our paralegal academy comprises a range of initiatives and programmes that can help you develop the technical and core skills you need to become a confident Paralegal.

Join the programme and you’ll discover clear pathways for career progression. You’ll learn from experienced professionals at all levels of our business, and you’ll have full support and guidance around your personal and professional development. Plus dedicated training. All while earning as you learn.

Whatever level of experience or education you bring to the table, our paralegal academy will nurture you and your career, and help you build and protect your future in one of the most exciting and fastest evolving UK law markets.

What to expect

Throughout your time on our paralegal academy, you’ll be able to craft a career that suits your ambitions. For some, that might look like honing a particular area of law – for others it will be completing the casualty SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) qualification programme. Whatever it is, we’re here for your success.

A firm on a different scale

We have the most respected casualty practice in the UK. That means we’re trusted with some severe and complex cases. The locations you'll be based in are state-of-the-art and home to some of the best expertise and technology in the industry.

No two days are the same

From credit hire to catastrophic injury, the range and depth of cases here are unmatched. You’ll be trusted to run your caseload with support from supervisors and mentors and assist in high-level, complex cases too.

Development beyond ordinary

Underpinning your on-the-job learning and guidance from the top experts in the casualty field is our training programme. It’s your programme, so you play a big part in how your development is structured – and we’ll be there to guide you all the way.

A career without limitations

Whatever your background or experience, we believe in your passion for the law. Our paralegals are from wide-ranging communities and our strengths-based recruitment process acknowledges that.

Every case has it's own story

And so does every paralegal. When you begin your story with Clyde & Co, you’ll have the opportunity to shape a career path that’s completely your own. In fact, the experience you have as part of our paralegal academy will be unique to you, and here’s why:

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Our casualty practice is the biggest in the UK, which means we’re trusted with the most serious and highest value cases in our industry. With offices across the UK, we’re part of a leading global firm that’s home to 480 partners, 2,400 lawyers and 3,200 legal professionals in over 60 locations across 6 continents.

Our casualty teams comprise 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 and experienced fee earners 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.

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 support you with technical training aligned to our own competency framework. And if you’re one of our top performers, you could also be accepted onto apply for our casualty SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) qualification programme (England only) or internal training contract routes.

Our paralegal academy offers 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.

All candidates are invited to complete a digital simulation which offers a realistic job preview, incorporating video and written questions. Candidates who are invited to our assessment centres can expect to meet virtually with our partners and legal directors for a strengths-based interview before completing a micro-exercise, designed to evaluate your written skills.

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Elizabeth Wallace

Partner

“No two paralegals will have exactly the same experience, but they will all have their own personal development maximised.”

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Jessica Picton

Junior Associate

“Everybody at Clyde & Co is so friendly, welcoming and wants to help. Everybody wants to see each other succeed”

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Kirsty Yuill

Partner

“There's lots of opportunity to move within the business... The world's your oyster.”

Paralegal Academy FAQs

You can only apply for one location and one role every 12 months. Please only make one application, as we cannot consider you for multiple roles.

Our main intakes are March, June, September and December. This may vary and is subject to change based on business needs.

We recommend you apply for the experience hire roles, which are still part of the paralegal academy but are not recruited by the early careers team. Please search for these Paralegal roles on our jobs site.

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