We trust our people to work flexibly in the way that works best for them, their teams and our clients. Our firm is set up to ensure everyone’s voice is heard, and mutual respect is shown by all.

About the role

Our Legal Assistant Programme allows you to gain grass roots experience of working in a legal environment alongside our talented lawyers. 

Legal Assistant positions are initially for 6 months. We review performance at 3 monthly intervals; at the 6 months mark we are assessing performance and attitude with a view to offering a second 6-month contract. At the 9-month stage we make a decision on whether to offer funding for the Solicitor Qualifying Examinations.

Key responsibilities

To provide legal support to Trainees, Lawyers, and Partner, which means that you get a true picture of what a career in law could offer you in the long term.

To carry out any other such reasonable tasks that may be required from time to time.

Your skills and qualifications

  • To have excellent academics and first-class organisation skills.
  • To be able to build lasting relationships and have a flexible, can-do attitude to contribute and succeed with Freeths.
  • To have excellent communication skills and be a real team player with a flexible and professional approach to work.
  • Good IT skills, experience, and confidence with using Microsoft packages.
  • To be able to consistently demonstrate and embody the firm’s values.

*Please note, candidates should submit their applications to our Legal Assistant Programme no more than a few months prior to their availability to start work with us.

*Candidates who graduated with a law degree three years ago or more are required to undertake the Graduate Legal Essentials course. The 22 week course will be completed once you have joined us and have received a formal offer of training.

Do we sound like a match? If you’re someone who cares deeply, communicates openly and collaborates effectively, then we’d love to have you join our diverse, inclusive team.