We are always keen to hear from self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals that are eager to contribute at Tinklin Springall.
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and organised person to join Tinklin Springall as a receptionist, with a view to becoming a fee earning paralegal. We hope this appointment would then lead onto a training contract following 12 months as a paralegal. We only employ paralegals who can progress to a training contract with us. You will initially work as a receptionist but you will also start to carry out some paralegal type work during this time. You will mainly be working for the main training partner with a view to continuing in his department, initially as a paralegal.
Following satisfactory completion of the period as a receptionist you will then progress on to become a fee earning paralegal. You will be treated as if your training contract had started at that time with the intention that you receive three years training. Successful completion of 12 months in the paralegal role is intended to lead seamlessly into the two-year training contract. You will be working within three or four different departments in the firm.
You will spend the majority of your time, whether as a paralegal, or under your training contract, sitting in with a partner. You will be involved in client work and when we feel you are ready for it, will deal with some clients directly. Your responsibilities will increase as you progress. You will attend our in house training as soon as you start as a paralegal. There are formal and informal reviews of how you are progressing and a genuine "open door" policy throughout the firm. We want you to understand what you are doing and why, not paint by numbers! We aim to produce well trained and effective solicitors with good practical knowledge and experience from their training.