Specialist legal services

Specialist legal services

“Working in commercial litigation, debt recovery and insolvency or personal injury, supporting solicitors and barristers”

The legal workforce is varied and ranges from those working to support solicitors and other regulated professionals, to those working in-house in central government and at local authorities, or in corporate organisations. This apprenticeship will train you for a paralegal role in commercial litigation, which covers disputes arising in matters of business such as corporate governance, banking transactions, mergers and acquisitions; debt recovery and insolvency, focusing on the recovery of money owed to a particular party; or personal injury, in which you’ll represent either a defendant or a claimant in a matter concerning an injury to the body or mind. You’ll be able to train as a paralegal in a number of roles, including senior claims handler, senior paralegal, paralegal team leader, litigation executive, personal injury specialist or fee earner.

Duration: 24 to 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: GCSEs at grades A* to C, A-levels or a proven ability to work at level 4, such as experience gained through employment or voluntary work

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

More information: www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR03083

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies