Apprentice Solicitor with Blacks Solicitors LLP

Black Solicitors

This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to start a career in Law, allowing you to gain a qualification and experience whilst earning a wage!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00

Total hours per week: 35.00

Apprenticeship duration

6 years

Possible start date

04 Sep 2017

Date posted

05 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship level

Degree Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Principal Duties

  • Observing, receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources
  • Compiling, categorising, calculating, auditing or verifying information or data
  • Entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in writing or electronic form
  • Type own letters, emails and documents ensuring that these are produced in accordance with the firm’s house style
  • Ensure that all files are kept well-ordered and up to date
  • Maintain and update electronic files (in accordance with the paper light system used by this firm)
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers and clients by telephone, in writing or in person
  • Communicating with people outside the organisation, representing the organisation to clients, the public and external sources
  • Develop a good relationship with existing and potential Clients ensuring that a high standard of client care is exercised at all times
  • Deal with the queries over the telephone and take messages where appropriate
  • Inspire trust and confidence
  • Manage all client work allocated by Supervisor or Head of Team in accordance with the firm’s procedures and quality standards
  • Draft appropriate legal documentation
  • Take a supportive role in dealing with larger transactions
  • Ensure that regular reviews of live matter reports, outstanding bills, debtors, work in progress, client balances are carried out and any issues reported to your Supervisor or Head of Team
  • Carry out general administration duties including preparation of accounts forms, filing and photocopying
  • Open and close files ensuring the correct documentation has been completed in accordance with the firm’s procedures
  • Assist other fee earners as required
  • Any other Ad Hoc duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate with at least average skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the internet
  • Ability to actively encourage team work whilst recognising that all individuals are members of the bigger team
  • The ability to communicate well, face to face, by telephone, in writing (or the ability to develop these skills)
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Self-reliant but able to work as part of a group
  • Demonstrates ability to remain effective under pressure
  • Demonstrates organisational ability
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic
  • Accepts new challenges with a can do attitude
  • Keeps criticism in perspective
  • Detail conscious
  • Ability to demonstrate confidence and persuasiveness
  • Ability to listen
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible
  • Ability to be genuine, sincere and take responsibility for own actions
  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and loyalty
  • Ability to be effective outside comfort zone
  • Determined
  • Demonstrate energy, drive, commitment and dedication to achieving success
  • Ambitious and career centred Actively targets performance outcomes
  • Proactive
  • Ability to develop the skills necessary to meet the expectations of internal and external clients and be responsible to their needs and exceed their requirements
  • Understand the need to develop and improve client and peer relationships

Personal qualities

None Specified 

Qualifications required

Minimum of 3 A Levels at grade ABB (128 UCAS points on the 2017 tariff) or equivalent qualifications, and 5 GCSE’s Or Equivalent at grade C or above including Maths and English.

Future prospects

Potential for future progression within the company

About the employer

Blacks Solicitors LLP is a 19 partner firm of solicitors specialising in commercial, sport, property and private client matters. We operate from two offices (Hanover House and Wade House) in Leeds and provide legal services to clients throughout the United Kingdom. We provide an efficient professional service at realistic and competitive rates. We excel in providing clear and sensible advice which takes into consideration both legal and commercial factors. We have great belief in organic growth and are proud that the majority of our Assistant Solicitors and Associates trained with the Firm and share our vision regarding what is important to clients - namely clear and sensible advice.


Black Solicitors


City Point

29 King Street



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Training provider

As a Solicitor apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship, which covers level 4, 5, 6, and 7. Completion of the apprenticeship will result in the awarding of an LLB (Hons) Legal Practice, from BPP University.

Your Level 7 apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of virtual lectures alongside our award-winning internal training. Coupled with the on-the-job learning, this will lead to obtaining your Solicitor qualification.

The standard is based on the SRA’s Statement of Solicitor Competence. Achievement of the standard and the associated apprenticeship assessment plan will satisfy the SRA’s regulatory framework for qualification as a solicitor, subject to the SRA’s usual tests of character and suitability.

Apprenticeship standard

Law > Solicitor

Training provider

BPP Holdings Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BPP Professional Education Ltd


Thomas Collier

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jul 2017