We were approached by a law firm who hadn’t taken on trainees before but who use paralegals. The firm was reluctant to embark on becoming a training establishment and weren’t able to cover the necessary practice areas required by the SRA training regulations, but they were very keen to progress their paralegal staff.
As the firm required us to source other secondments for their paralegals, we assessed the paralegals to make sure they had the requisite skills, qualities and potential expected from our clients. We were then able to secure other secondments for them whilst they started their training contracts.
Our clients enjoy training these trainees (who will hopefully go on to become their own future solicitors) secure in the comfort that we are dealing with all the regulatory requirements and offering them support every step of the way. We closely monitor the practice skills standards each trainee is experiencing and guide them through the process from start to finish. We make sure that each trainee is day one competent and progresses through a top quality training contract. The end result is a well-rounded and commercially astute solicitor.
Our client also enjoys total security around costs, doesn’t have to take on any employer risks and has trainees present when their business needs them. This means a better experience for both clients and trainees.