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We are looking for a talented paralegal with at least a year’s experience in a litigation team to join our growing firm

The role

We are looking for a talented paralegal with at least a year’s experience in a litigation team to join our growing firm focussed on serious issues that impact the reputation or privacy of prominent individuals.

The ideal candidate will have experience of:

Experience in reputation or privacy legal work will be an advantage, but not essential. A desire to develop knowledge of the area is essential.

We are candid that this area of law is not for everyone. Due to the nature of our specialism the flow of work can be unpredictable, and you will be asked on occasion to work out of hours and on non-working days. We work flexibly to ensure a good balance in life, but roles in our firm are best suited to people who thrive off the adrenaline of being at the heart of fast-moving matters, not those who are uncomfortable changing their plans at short notice.

If you are pursuing the SQE qualification route as part of paralegal work we will happily consider any successful candidate for an NQ role on admission to the roll.

About us

We are a specialist reputation law firm whose focus is on entrepreneurial clients and their business interests, wherever in the world they occur. We are by some distance the youngest law firm in our field, bringing a challenger attitude and desire for change to our area of work, and a start-up feel to how we run the firm.

The firm’s client list includes some of the most exciting businesses in the world, as well as blue chip companies and sovereign assets; individual clients range from prominent investors and philanthropists to household name athletes. Our lawyers frequently work with clients and issues across continents. We believe in using the skills we hone working for the world’s elite to help those who would not otherwise have access to that advice, and campaign and advise on topics we believe in, particularly around online harms, intimate image abuse and social exclusion.

We set out three years ago to do things differently in how we work and how we advise, and clients see this in long-term relationships making better decisions to handle their problems.

Our work is recognised in numerous awards and nominations including the Gold Award for Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year (Magic Circle Awards 2023), Crisis Law Firm of the Year (British Legal Awards 2022) and Boutique Disputes Firm of the Year (The Lawyer 2021).

What we offer

As a paralegal you will not have a ceiling to your role in the firm, and will have access to training and responsibility from day one. We are not interested in churning out NQs and associates, we want to work with brilliant people who are capable of having long and successful careers at the top of the profession, and we give the skills and opportunities to do so. Our stated aim is for our team to have better careers than our partners.

We were shortlisted for Best Employer – Career Progression at the Citywealth Future Leaders awards, along with our first trainee being recognised at these awards as a nominee for lawyer of the year.

Our salaries are competitive in line with specialist boutique firms. We do not pretend that we pay magic circle rates, nor do we demand Magic Circle work patterns. You will be asked to work out of hours on urgent evening and weekend work when it is necessary due to the nature of crisis work, but we also work flexibly and pragmatically. Our lawyers frequently work from client locations across Europe, in Asia, the US and the Middle East. Reward is based on performance and stellar performance will be rewarded with outsize rewards.

You

You will be highly motivated by a career in law, you will likely take a keen interest in one or more of current affairs, international relations, business, sport and media. A desire to work for a fast growing challenger business is a must, and a willingness to take on the opportunity for rapid career progression and personal growth is essential.

Our advice is not like other media law firms: using the same old precedents and tactics will get the same old results. An attitude to challenge the status quo and received wisdom is a huge advantage.

How to Apply

If you have the requisite skills and experience, please apply by email with a cover letter and a copy of your current CV to talent@slateford.law for consideration.