Paralegal Apprentice (Salary £16,000 Rising to £20,000 in Year 2) Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors

We are looking for a Paralegal Apprentice to join Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors, a niche commercial property law firm based on a working farm in Warwick. A great opportunity to start your legal career and qualify as a paralegal, with the opportunity to progress to a Solicitor Apprenticeship on successful completion of the Paralegal Apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £16,000 in Year 1 and £20,000 in Year 2

  • Working week

    9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Gain experience and training necessary to qualify as a paralegal within the commercial property field via the Paralegal Apprenticeship, then progress to gain experience and training necessary to gain an LLB degree and qualify as a solicitor within the commercial property field via the Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Main Duties:

  • Shadowing and working with solicitors including partners of the firm
  • Legal research
  • Assisting administrative and compliance processes such as opening files and onboarding of clients
  • Drafting, negotiating and amending legal documents
  • Communicating with clients and other contacts such as agents, lawyers, lenders
  • Handling legal exchange of contracts and completions of transactions
  • Property due diligence – title issues, searches, raising enquiries
  • Providing tailored legal advice to a diverse range of clients
  • Post-completion administration including submission of Stamp Duty Land Tax, applications to HM Land Registry

Company Benefits:

  • Office located on a working farm – beautiful working environment
  • Market leading salaries
  • Discretionary profit share bonus scheme
  • Up to 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) with the ability to accrue an extra day per full calendar year of service, up to 30 days (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme with enhanced contributions
  • Private health insurance scheme
  • Daily interaction with supervising partners and support from whole team, including dedicated Head of Early Talent and peers in early talent team (which includes paralegals, legal executives and trainee solicitors)
  • Personalised training and development program
  • Opportunity to progress up the ranks of the firm
  • Flexible start/finish time policy – start anytime 8-9.30am and finish respectively 4.30-6pm
  • Opportunity to participate in internal and external networking and fundraising events 
  • Social events at least quarterly
  • Monthly team meetings and seasonal team-building activities such as Pancake Day, Christmas wreath making and International Women’s Day

The training you will be getting

  • Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For those who successfully complete the Paralegal Apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to progress onto a Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Commercially-minded, Commitment, Academic, Desire to go above and beyond, Enthusiastic and passionate, Resilient, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent 5 x GCSEs (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 x A-Levels (Grade A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

About the employer

Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors is a niche commercial property law firm based on a working farm in Warwick. Its small, close-knit team deal with a wide range of non-contentious commercial property matters with a particular focus on development projects, and pride themselves in offering a diverse range of clients with practical, solution-focused legal advice of a quality provided at partner level within larger city firms.


Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors





CV34 6RA

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Lina Semcenko

07701 311 602

Apprenticeship standard


Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2024