Truth Legal is looking to appoint an aspiring lawyer in the role of paralegal, to join a growing team.
With offices in Leeds, Harrogate and Hull, Truth Legal prides itself on being an ethical and affordable law firm with a strong commitment to the care of both clients and staff alike. Founded in 2012, the firm has undergone continued expansion in its personnel and services, including the opening of an Immigration department in 2019.
Our Immigration team
With three experienced immigration solicitors, two paralegals and two consultants, Truth Legal’s Immigration team is one of the largest offerings in the North. The firm prides itself on excellent client care and has outstanding client feedback across multiple platforms.
The firm currently undertakes a mixture of personal and business immigration work on a privately paying basis, although next year intends to start carrying out legally aided asylum work.
As a paralegal, you will play a vital role in supporting the work of the solicitors. You will provide both administrative and casework support. At Truth Legal, career development and mentorship are integral to how we work (our current Managing Director, Georgina, started life as a trainee solicitor in 2013). If so desired, the right candidate can look forward to a training contract/SQE Qualifying Work Experience and career development under some of the UK’s leading immigration solicitors.
Details of the role
This is a full-time position. Our preference is for this role to be Leeds-based, although we would consider someone based at our Hull office, and you can work from home and/or Harrogate on occasion if desired.
We offer a competitive salary and terms.
Who are we looking for?
First and foremost, you must have a genuine interest in immigration. A degree may help (and not necessarily a law degree) but is not essential. We are particularly interested in people motivated by a wish to help others. We pride ourselves on our numerous blogs and guides which are freely available. We expect you to contribute to this, and as such should be able to write clearly and concisely (or have the potential for such skills to be developed).
This is an excellent chance to join a close-knit but expanding team, with the opportunity to undertaken meaningful work, including some pro-bono/reduced-fee work and hopefully asylum work as of next year.
- Genuine interest in immigration, motivated by helping clients to achieve their immigration goals.
- Enthusiasm for the role and willingness to learn and develop skills.
- Ability to write clear, concise and engaging online content.
Helpful, but not Essential
- Degree (law or non-law).
- Interest in long-term career development – the role would suit an aspiring trainee solicitor.