Part time / Flexible Traineeship

Legal Spark Solicitors & Notaries Ltd
Contract Type
Practice Area
Civil Court Litigation
£8,463 pa (FTE £16,926)
Legal Spark Solicitors and Notaries t/a the Disability Law Centre - Primarily Civil Litigation / Legal Aid / Disability Related Law

Job Description

Closing date: 06 August 2021

17.5 Hours per week - £8,463 pa (FTE £16,926)

The post will be based in Glasgow, at the offices of Legal Spark.

  • This is a role where knowledge and experience of civil litigation is required.
  • It would be beneficial if applicants had worked in a law clinic or similar environment. 
  • You will be responsible for working a case load of mainly disability related discrimination cases.  This will involve assessment of eligibility for legal aid in many cases.  However, applicants must be versatile to match the needs of the business.  You should have knowledge – whether from LLB or Diploma – of discrimination law or employment law.  This is the foundation of the legal work we do. 
  • You must be able to meet clients, talk confidently on the telephone or using video conferencing, communicate clearly advice through letter and or email. 
  • It is also important that you are able to draft legal documents, e.g., statement of claim (simple procedures), initial writ (ordinary / family) and or ET1 for employment related cases.  You will be required to answer and provide further specification to legal documents when required to do so, for example by making amendments as part of procedure. 
  • You must be confident to speak in public, whether before a tribunal or a court as required.
  • You will be asked to participate in marketing and business development activities, for example writing blog posts, using social media or attending events. 

Whilst this is primarily a civil litigation role, applications should be versatile and be able to move between legal disciplines with ease.  For example, you may also be requests to consider Guardianships, and then also asked to work on some family law.  It is difficult to predict the precise workload.

This is a unique opportunity in a fast moving and developing area of law. 

Required:  LLB (or equivalent professional examinations), Diploma in Legal Practice (or equivalent professional examinations)  Both in Scots Law.

You must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

Candidates who may require reasonable adjustments, or assistance, for example in forming their covering note or CV, should contact their campus careers advisor in the first instance. 


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