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Trainee Paralegal Family - Lincoln

We are a leading "Top 200" Law Firm and provider of wealth management services, based in Lincolnshire and across the Midlands. Established in 1856, we are considered to be one of the oldest law firms in the UK.

We are a forward thinking, progressive and dynamic organisation. As part of our continuing growth plans, we are currently seeking to recruit a Trainee Paralegal to join our Family team at Lincoln.


Some of the great benefits that we offer are:

  • Generous holiday entitlements
  • Staff discount on legal fees
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance at 3 x salary
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible Working

The role:

The ideal candidate will hold/be working towards a degree in Law or CILEX qualification, have a real passion for family work and a good level of experience/knowledge in this area.

In addition, you will work with the departments Marketing Policy to promote and enhance the good reputation and business of the company, build relationships and client base. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Client liaison and assisting with enquiries;
  • Attendance upon clients in appropriate circumstances
  • Research
  • Attendance at Court with Counsel
  • Supporting all Lawyers within the Department across all offices.

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 9am – 5.15pm (36.25)
Location: Lincoln
Salary: Depending on Experience

Person Specification:            






Working towards a Law Degree/CILEX Qualification

Experience within a Law Firm

Experience within Family Department


Good computer literacy, including knowledge of case management systems.

Understanding of Family Matters including divorce and finances, Private Law Children work, Nuptial Agreements, Applications for Injunctive relief.


Ability to work with confidence. 

Strong planning and organisational skills.

Knowledge of how to research complex legal matters.

Excellent written and numeracy skills.

Marketing and business development.

Presentation and public speaking skills.

Knowledge of document production software.


Excellent communication skills.

Ability to create and nurture relationships with key clients at all levels.

Desire to provide a high quality service.

Ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.

Excellent written and numeracy skills.



Ability to learn new systems and procedures.

Ability to prioritise work from Lawyers across the department.

Proactive and positive attitude.

Reacts well under pressure and able to work to deadlines.

High level of integrity and empathy.

Hardworking, proactive and positive attitude.




Please email your CV and covering letter to the HR Department:    

Chattertons recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. The firm has an Equality and Diversity Policy and this sets out the firm’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.  This is available upon request. 

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