Pinsent Masons


Pinsent Masons Returner Programme

Location: Leeds and Manchester

Start date: February 2019

Programme: 6-month paid returnship

Part of the Law Returners Programme

About Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm that ranks amongst the top 75 law firms globally, with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate.

They know that their culture sets them apart, and with over 1,500 lawyers operating from 24 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, it is at the heart of their success as a leading international law firm. Their core values are Approachable, Bold and Connected and as a firm they hold these in high regard. Personally and collectively, they live them every day and their firm is a better place for it.

Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery and in 2016 they were ranked among the five most Innovative Law Firms in Europe.

What is it like to work at Pinsent Masons?

This is a great opportunity to join a global, innovative, forward thinking firm.

Pinsent Masons pride themselves on a friendly, open culture, with a connected approach that echoes throughout the firm. Pinsent Masons champions diversity and development, and is committed to investment in their people. At Pinsent Masons, you will have access to training and development to refresh your current skillset. You will also have the opportunity to take part in their agile working strategy enabling employees to work from any office or location.

Opportunities available

Pinsent Masons has two fantastic opportunities for Paralegals to join their teams, one in Manchester and one in Leeds.  The Paralegals will be responsible for assisting fee-earners to meet client demands quickly and efficiently whilst providing excellent service. They will be required to work closely with other paralegals in the team and assist with their workload as and when necessary.

The Paralegal will manage and coordinate documentation including filing, assist with opening files for new matters, prepare and manage various documents as well as any ad-hoc duties that may be required. The Paralegal will also carry out research on behalf of Partners and other fee earners and provide all general administration tasks to the team.

During the 6-month placement you will have the opportunity to refresh your skills and update your experience.  You will also have an internal mentor to guide you, a buddy for day to day questions, you’ll benefit from the Career Returners Coaching Programme by Women Returners and from a cohort of other returners on the same journey.

Who are they looking for?

They are looking for individuals who are organised, great team players and bring excellent attention to detail. If you are right for them, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent (minimum 2.1 required) and have previous experience of working within a legal environment.

How to apply

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to  Please indicate clearly which location you are applying for.

The closing date for applications has been extended to 2 December at 23.59.

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