Trainee Compliance Paralegal

We are now looking to recruit a trainee compliance paralegal to be at based at our Leigh office with a move to our Wigan office in the near future.

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About role

You will provide a quality assurance service for all work procedures involving best practice, and to ensure compliance with all relevant standards across the firm. Assist with queries, issues and provide advice relating to money laundering, data protection and the SRA code to ensure compliance with all relevant rules, legislation, regulations, quality marks, lexcel and contractual requirements associated with relevant bodies. As part of the audit/risk programme undertake file audits, systems audits to ensure general compliance. Monitoring of supervision records.

About the team

We are a driven and dynamic team and do encourage people to work hard but are very proud of our positive work life balance. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time because they like our culture.

We are a friendly team where everyone works together in a spirit of mutual co-operation. We have an open door policy with management and everyone is supported to achieve the best that they can. We provide training, not only in legal skills but also business skills.

We encourage flexible working arrangements and are committed to supporting those with caring obligations who want to combine those obligations with a first class professional career. 

There are ample opportunities for those looking for career development in a forward thinking, innovative and award winning firm.

We have examples of people joining us as unqualified junior staff and progressing to become senior solicitors. Our Managing Partner joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and now helps to run the business which has a turnover of £20 million and 470 staff.

We provide a broad spread of services which means that we can give a holistic solution to our clients. Everyone in the firm becomes an expert in their area but can tap into the expertise of other people in other departments to help their clients. 

We aim to make a positive difference in our client’s lives and provide a friendly working environment for our people.

About the firm

Stephensons is an award winning, top 150 law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. With an ambitious mind set, yet approachable and down to earth attitude, Stephensons provides an exciting place for long term career development and progression. Whilst we do look for highly motivated and driven individuals, we also have a strong commitment to work life balance and flexibility.

We are a long established firm which combines innovation with stability and security.

We are very successful at generating our own work via our reputation and marketing activities. This means that you will have the opportunity to work on good quality cases delivering a good return. That allows us to keep caseloads manageable to the benefit of our staff and clients.

We work from modern offices with good facilities.

Teamworking in a collaborative happy environment is important to us.

Our partners have an open door policy, infact many of them operate in an open plan environment. All of our partners from the Chairwoman down are available to staff and always welcome feedback, positive or negative. We are committed to an open and supportive culture for everyone.-

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement
  • Free parking
  • Flexi time
  • Holiday sale & purchase scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Corporate rate private health care
  • Season ticket travel/parking permit loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Social events
  • Internal referral scheme

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please send your cv and cover letter to Claire Mills careers@stephensons.co.uk