Recruitment

Paralegal / trainee solicitor job opportunities: No current vacancies

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For those interested in future paralegal/trainee solicitor opportunities at Hopkin Murray Beskine, please note that vacancies are usually posted on the Young Legal Aid Lawyers and Legal Aid Practitioners Group job pages.
Any vacancies for solicitors are usually advertised through Resolution (for positions in our family team) or through the Housing Law Practitioners Association (for positions in our housing and public law team), as well as the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.

Solicitor vacancy: Recruitment open

We are interested in hearing from exceptional, experienced solicitors with an interest in joining our highly-regarded housing and public law team. Public law supervisor status, and an interest in housing-related public law, would be an advantage.

To apply, please send a CV and covering email or letter to reception@hmbsolicitors.co.uk. For an informal chat about the potential role, contact Ann Bevington on 0207 561 7113 or ab@hmbsolicitors.co.uk.

Our trainees and paralegals

Our solicitors rely on the support of our paralegals, many of whom go on to complete training contracts with the firm. We provide a collaborative workplace where paralegals are well supported and supervised by experienced lawyers in our specialist family, public law and housing teams. Paralegals and trainee solicitors will have experience of a wide range of cases, including within our thriving legal aid practice.

Some recent comments from our trainee solicitors and paralegals:-

“I joined Hopkin Murray Beskine in July 2023 part-way through my training contract from another firm which sadly closed. Hopkin Murray Beskine have been so welcoming, and the family department are wonderful to work with.

“I feel hugely supported in the work I undertake, which is varied and interesting. I am given the freedom and support to take on more responsibility during my training contract, whilst also having the right amount of supervision to ensure that I am always learning. HMB is a great place to work!”

(Charlotte Charlton, trainee solicitor, 2024)

“As soon as I joined the housing and public law team at Hopkin Murray Beskine in January 2022, under the Justice First Fellowship scheme, I had the opportunity to assist experienced solicitors with really interesting work, from complicated possession and disrepair cases to judicial review claims where safe housing is needed for a disabled child. I have gained a huge amount of experience since then and I am now dealing with a variety of cases including homelessness appeals, public law challenges, and possession claims. The work is busy and challenging but very worthwhile, and the environment is supportive and friendly. I am now looking forward to continuing my development at the firm as a newly qualified solicitor.” (Anisa Mohamed, trainee solicitor, 2023)

“Since joining Hopkin Murray Beskine in February 2020, I have learned a huge amount. My initial role as a paralegal supporting the public family law team was busy but rewarding and gave me a great introduction to family law. The supportive environment and the use of an excellent practice management system made it easy for me to settle in. I have since been able to gain further experience, and take on more responsibility, during my training contract and I am really excited to be joining the public law family team as a solicitor when I qualify in January 2024.” (Jean Abdalo, trainee solicitor, 2023)

“Since starting at HMB in 2022, initially as a paralegal, I have been able to contribute to a variety of interesting work. This has included issuing judicial review proceedings in the High Court, working on possession and homelessness cases, and assisting with appeals. There is a good balance at HMB with supervision from experienced solicitors but plenty of responsibility. I have found the work very rewarding, and I am looking forward to gaining more experience as I work towards qualification as a solicitor under the firm’s SQE training pathway.” (Ava Lockyear, trainee solicitor, 2023)

“Since joining Hopkin Murray Beskine in July 2022, I have really enjoyed my role as a paralegal supporting the public family law team. The job is always busy, from preparing legal aid applications to creating court bundles and supporting solicitors with casework, but the work is interesting and worthwhile. There is a friendly atmosphere, a modern office environment, and good training and support. I feel very lucky to have begun my career in law at HMB and I am looking forward to progressing further.” (Elly Bradford, paralegal, 2023)