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Trainee Paralegal/Paralegal - Personal and Business Dispute Resolution Department - 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.


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 litigation and a good level of knowledge and /or experience in this area. Strong research skills are paramount to this role.

In addition, you will work with the department’s Marketing Policy to promote and enhance the reputation and business of the firm. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide ongoing assistance and service to existing clients;
  • To develop new business;
  • Develop and enhance the Dispute Resolution Team;
  • To produce fee income in line with targets and agreed objectives;
  • To keep up to date on all changes in the law and practice within the area of work;
  • Maintain and enhance up to date legal skills;
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures;
  • Perform work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk procedures.

Hours of Work: 09.00 – 17.15 – Monday to Friday (36.25 per week)
Location: Lincoln
Salary: Depending on Experience

Person Specification:            





Working towards a Law Degree/CILEX Qualification

Experience within a law firm.

Experience in civil litigation



Good computer literacy


Knowledge of case management systems

Solicitors Account Rules

Clear understanding of Money Laundering Regulations

CPR Rules


Ability to work with confidence

Strong planning and organisational skills

Excellent written and numeracy skills

Excellent communication skills

Excellent keyboard skills

Knowledge of how to research complex legal matters

Marketing and business development

Ability to use online legal databases to conduct research 


Desire to provide a high quality service

Ability to prioritise workloads and meet tight deadlines

High level of integrity

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




Reacts well under pressure and able to work to strict deadlines

Hardworking and positive attitude




The ability to travel between Chattertons offices - full driving licence and access to car 



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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