careers.

As a law firm with high standards, we look to recruit committed and enthusiastic individuals who become part of our team.

Our people are at the core of what we do and the service that we deliver to clients.  To make this work our roles are varied, from legal professionals and support staff to management.

In addition to academic and technical competence to be successful with us you will also need to possess skills that underpin our four guiding principles for service delivery:
• Responsiveness
• Empathy
• Reliability
• Assurance

Those skills combined with our shared values of performance management and an appetite for business development is what will make you stand out from the crowd.  We support our employees in professional development and provide a friendly working environment, where people can develop and grow within the firm.

Training Contract – September 2020 (Period of Recognised Training)

Are you a legal graduate looking for a training contract in the Teesside area?  We are now accepting applications from graduates who will be ready to start a training contract on 01 September 2020.

Archers Law is committed to finding and developing talented legal graduates interested in becoming a solicitor.

Our two-year training contract is split into four six-month periods of work experience known as 'seats'. As a trainee solicitor, you will move around four different practice areas during this time to gain as much experience as possible.  You will take on as much responsibility as you can handle relating to client work, as well as a comprehensive legal skills training programme, regular reviews and appraisals.

How to apply.  We are accepting applications for this intake until Friday 24 April 2020.  Please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@archerslaw.co.uk including the classification and grades you have received for your educational achievements.  Applications without this information may not be considered for shortlisting.

The successful candidate must be in a position to start the training contract on 01 September 2020.  This will mean that you will have successfully completed your LPC or MLaw Exempting Degree by that date.

Note: Due to expected volume, we will not be able to confirm receipt and feedback of application to candidates who have not been successful in being shortlisted.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and subsequently provided with feedback if requested.

Legal Secretary

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary within our Litigation Unit to join our well established Teesside based law firm on a full time basis.
The primary purpose will be to provide a comprehensive range of secretarial and administrative services in support of one or more fee earners or a unit as appropriate.
As well as:

  • Answer and make internal and external telephone calls
  • Attend to client comfort
  • Attend to control of department\section\office\own stationery requirements as appropriate
  • Attend to incoming and outgoing post on a daily basis
  • Audio word processing/typing a variety of letters, documents and legal forms
  • Book interview and conference facilities
  • Deal with enquiries from clients
  • Liaise with other departments within firm and other businesses/solicitors’ firms
  • Operate office equipment report faults
  • Maintain, organise and control electronic and manual filing systems including matter inceptions
  • Operate and maintain case/matter management system from inception to closure
  • Organise and monitor diaries, appointments and reminder systems
  • Photocopying
  • Provide full secretarial support to fee earner or department
  • Quality control of own work and of subordinates (if any) including maintaining precedents
  • Sending and receiving faxes
  • Take messages
  • Undertake time recording of work done where necessary
  • Organise handover of work to team members if away from the office
  • Assist with implementation of business development initiatives including new enquiries

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the courts, litigation processes and company secretarial work would be desirable but not essential. Be efficient with time management, be able to work with discretion and remain confidential.

How to apply.  Please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@archerslaw.co.uk.

Note: Due to expected volume, we will not be able to confirm receipt and feedback of application to candidates who have not been successful in being shortlisted.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and subsequently provided with feedback if requested.

Speculative applications

We do welcome speculative applications from individuals who may wish to work with us in the future should a position become available.   Whether that be in a legal, management or support role.

Please forward your speculative CV to us via email: recruitment@archerslaw.co.uk

Applications are welcome from all sections of the community irrespective of race, colour, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or beliefs. All applications and discussions will be held in the strictest confidence.

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