This role has great opportunities for growth and whilst it is a trainee position at the moment, the individual will require to undertake personal license training course and an accredited licensing paralegal qualification.


  • Drafting and lodging license applications for all types of licensing
  • Liaising with clients, licensing authorities (councils) and third parties before and after applications are lodged
  • Attending licensed trade and hospitality sector events where required, such as conferences, local events and similar
  • Keeping an action list, diary, list of current applications and principal license lists and ensuring they are accurate at all times
  • Assisting with billing and with Dataroom management
  • Typing and formatting documents using Word, Excel and Powerpoint including dealing with dictation
  • File opening and onboarding clients
  • Scanning, saving, and distributing incoming mail
  • Photocopying, scanning, printing, binding, filing, and archiving
  • Supporting the preparation of bulk documentation, files, and bundles
  • Assisting with ad-hoc departmental projects
  • Providing ad-hoc cover for reception and for other PA/administrative teams within the firm
  • Assisting with setting up for events/large meetings
  • Filing both electronic and paper documents

What you will need to succeed

  • Experience not essential initially as a trainee – however a “can do” attitude is
  • Before progressing to a qualified paralegal there would be an expectation that you have demonstrated competence in licensing work
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft office packages and other IT resources provided by the firm
  • Good communication skills with the ability to liaise and work well with partners, fee earners, business support staff, other PA’s and clients
  • Excellent team-work and an ability to proactively ensure good levels of client service and care
  • An ability to demonstrate common sense and a methodical approach
  • Good presentation skills with an eye for detail
  • You will act professionally and be a representative for the firm
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility and a positive attitude to learning new skills
  • Ideally candidates should have National 5 (or equivalent/demonstrable ability) in English
  • A genuine desire to develop a Paralegal career

What you will get in return

You will be paid a salary which is competitive in the market as well as an excellent benefits package, you will also have the opportunity to liaise with senior stakeholders and build your career in a dynamic and energetic environment.

Anderson Strathern are an equal opportunities employer. Our policy is to recruit, develop, nurture and retain a diverse workforce following the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010.