Job Description

Job Title

Closing Date

Full Time

Business Entity
Gateley Legal


Manchester – United Kingdom

Job Type
Experienced Hire


The role

As a Paralegal you will gain exposure and be given the opportunity to assist Partners, Legal Directors, Senior Associates and the wider national team on a variety of non- contentious transactions.

This role would suit a paralegal who aspires to progress their legal career in the long term. You will be given an opportunity to broaden and develop your skills with a view to assuming greater levels of responsibility.

The team

Our nationally recognised construction team advises on a wide variety of disputes for housebuilders, contractors, developers and a variety of commercial clients, including advising on breach of contract, misrepresentation, customer care, planning and fire safety disputes.

We are proud that our partners are noted in the Legal 500 UK for their broad expertise within construction.

The person

We are interested in speaking with candidates who have a keen interest in law, a thirst for learning; enjoy working in a team and who have an eye for detail. Our successful candidate will at least have a degree in law and will have ideally passed the LPC or be working towards a post-graduate legal qualification. They should have the ability to work as part of a team whilst also being able to manage their own workload.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Education to degree level on law and/ or be working towards a post graduate legal qualification
  • First class communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to produce documents efficiently and with ease
  • Willingness to learn and develop colleague and client relationships
  • Excellent levels of accuracy
  • Attention to detail and excellent organisations skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office

The benefits

With support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around our great development and progression opportunities will reward your commitment and loyalty. We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual performance with an opportunity to receive an annual bonus.

In addition, we have a wide range of learning and development opportunities via our Learn platform to develop new skills and progress your career. Our My Flex comprehensive rewards package includes options covering annual leave (and the benefit of purchasing extra days), cycle to work, critical illness benefit, employee assistance programme, group personal pension, health care, season ticket loan and many more benefits (grade dependent). Finally, with Perks At Work/Home you can select a host of retail benefits that suit your needs alongside a Community Online Academy, free courses for all from fitness to coding to languages to hip hop dance.

We are Gateley

We are forward thinking and straight talking, our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face. Gateley is a legal and professional services group, we are a group of formidable experts in all areas of law and business. Passionate problem solvers, we get our kicks from finding the right answers and getting our legal and business clients where they need to be. We support more than 5,700 active clients, ranging from FTSE 100 companies to private individuals, in the UK and beyond. Being part of Gateley is not just about the expertise that you bring; it's about attitude too.

The 'Gateley Story' is the story of our people and our culture. It is what has got us to where we are today as a successful business and it's the driving force behind the Gateley Team Spirit and the values that have shaped it. We have a set of shared internal values that capture what the Gateley Team Spirit is and this includes five elements that bind us all together as one Gateley: Ambitious for Success, Forward Thinking, Room to Breathe, Trusted to Do and Working Together. Every year across the group, we recognise members of our team that have gone and above and beyond and have lived these shared values. They are recognised at our annual Gateley Team Spirit awards.

Diversity, inclusion and well being

Diversity, inclusion and well being is an important part of Gateley's culture and values. We recruit talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, providing equal opportunities for all to join our team regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, or culture.

We create an exciting and rewarding place to work that aims to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. We offer flexible working patterns to help our staff achieve a good work/ life balance and we encourage candidates seeking flexibility in their next role to apply for any of our vacancies.

We are proud to have been recognised by The Law Society as gold standard for our Diversity and Inclusion Charter and to be Stonewall Diversity Champions.

Additional Information

If you are successful in receiving an offer of a role with our company a variety of pre-employment screening checks will be completed. Our screening checks can include but are not limited to your eligibility to work, professional and academic qualifications, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers. The screening that takes place will be relevant to your role and will vary from role to role.

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