The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this position and so, unfortunately, will not be able to reply to individuals who have been unsuccessful.
About Good Law Practice
Good Law Practice is a not-for-profit law firm that has Good Law Project as its main client and also acts for other clients. Good Law Project is a not-for-profit organisation that uses the law for a better world. It had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019 and more recently had been shining a spotlight on the Government’s awarding of lucrative Covid contracts to their friends and associates.
Good Law Practice shares the Project’s values of bravery, honesty and decisiveness and is similarly committed to the highest possible standard of ethical conduct in all its activities.
The Practice will be an independent, SRA-regulated law firm. We are a new organisation with a friendly, energetic and motivated team. We are now planning to hire one or more Paralegals to join us to help support and develop our work addressing injustice, discrimination, and inequality experienced by some of the most marginalised groups in our society.
Reports to: Managing Director of Good Law Practice
Salary: £27,000 per annum with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution and private medical insurance, 25 days annual holidays plus public holidays.
Hours: 35 hours per week, over 5 days
Contract type: Permanent, after completion of 3 months’ probation
Location: London office with flexibility for home working. Some office presence will be necessary.
The full job pack is available here.
About the role
We are looking for energetic, hard-working and proactive individuals to join our newly-formed team as Paralegal. This is a very exciting opportunity to join a unique law firm at its inception.
The successful candidate will be proactive, have a sense of adventure, and feel comfortable within a dynamic, rapid-paced environment. The full job description and person specification is located at the end of this job pack.
We are recruiting for one or more Paralegal roles.
Essential experience and attributes
- Legal experience whether academic (e.g. this role would suit a Law graduate or person who has completed their professional training qualifications) or professional (e.g. through previous working in the legal sector);
- Excellent research, writing and verbal communications skills;
- A demonstrable ability to grasp quickly new concepts and areas of the law with an openness to learning new approaches, topics, and skills;
- Good IT skills including mainstream applications.
How to apply: Please send us one 3-page document consisting of:
● Your CV (max one page)
● Your covering letter of no more than two pages outlining:
○ Why you are interested in the role
○ How you meet the requirements
○ What motivates you to work at Good Law Practice
○ How your skills and experience would make you a suitable candidate for this role
○ Whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not
○ Where you found out about the job opportunity
○ Include details of two referees
○ Your current notice period
○ Your availability for interviews which are likely to take place during week commencing 25 July and 1 August 2022
We ask all candidates to send their 3-page document to [email protected] using the subject heading, “Paralegal”.
The deadline for applications is 11.59pm 21 July 2022.
Interview details: We intend to hold interviews for short-listed candidates in person where possible during the week commencing 25 July and 1 August 2022. If you are not available during week commencing 25 July and 1 August, please let us know in your covering letter.
Please check your junk mail for emails from Good Law Practice as well as your main inbox.
Encouragement of equal opportunity and reasonable adjustments: We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from racialised ethnic groups and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. We encourage people with disabilities to advise us of any reasonable adjustments you may need during the recruitment process to ensure you have the opportunity to present yourself in a comfortable manner. Please mention your disability in your application. If your application demonstrates the essential criteria for the role, we will guarantee an interview and discuss any special arrangements you may need.