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Paralegal – Family – Bristol

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Clarke Willmott

16d ago

💼 Graduate Job


AI generated summary

  • You need a genuine passion for Family law, excellent initiative, pride in your work, meticulous attention to detail, exceptional organization and proactive teamwork skills, and the ability to work closely with clients and stakeholders.
  • You will manage your own caseload, liaise with clients and counsel, draft legal documents, prepare trial bundles, conduct legal research, and assist with billing and client management in a family law setting.

Graduate Job



  • We have a fantastic full time and permanent opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Family team. Our team is ranked Band 1 for Family / Matrimonial in Bristol by Chambers and Partners, including one member being named as a Star Individual. Our well-regarded Bristol team are also ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500 with a focus on our quality work and personable approach.
  • This Bristol based and hybrid role will provide you with an excellent opportunity you’ll provide high quality administrative support to the family team and work on a varied caseload. You’ll join a supportive and friendly family team, which comprises two Partners, two Senior Associates, an Associate, and a Solicitor. This is a rewarding role that offers:


  • You will have a genuine passion for Family law and ambition and interest to succeed in a career within this area.
  • We expect you to be able to use your initiative and be a forward-planner, anticipating our clients’ needs in advance wherever possible.
  • You will relish helping others and be eager to learn. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide a first–class support service to your Fee Earners and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
  • You will need to demonstrate from experience that both individually and as part of a team, you are exceptionally organised and proactive, helpful, with a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude. You will also need to show that you have the skills to work closely with various stakeholders and have direct contact with clients.

Area of Responsibilities



  • Managing your own caseload from inception to conclusion, exercising professional judgement with regard to established Clarke Wilmott case management system and client protocols.
  • Liaising with clients and taking part in client meetings.
  • Liaising with counsel, the court and third parties on a regular basis.
  • Assisting with casework and case file management.
  • Drafting legal documents (with supervision).
  • Preparing bundles for trial.
  • Assisting with the billing process and client take on
  • Conducting legal research on occasion as requested.
  • This role is both a fee-earning role and administrative role as there are administrative aspects to the role required in providing high quality and pro-active support to the Family team.
  • It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedure


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Additional Christmas leave
  • Life Assurance
  • Gym subsidy
  • All the technology needed to excel when working from home.
  • An opportunity to work with and learn from an incredibly talented team