Actions Against the Police/Inquests Paralegal, with a view to a Training Contract

We are looking for a Paralegal in our Actions Against the Police and Inquest department to provide casework and administrative support in our Islington office. A minimum commitment of 12 months is required, but we would hope the position would lead to a Training Contract subject to meeting our expectations.

The role will involve assisting two partners (and other solicitors as necessary) who specialise in cases involving deaths in state custody, including inquests, civil claims and applications for judicial review.

We really value the positive impact paralegals and trainees make to our firm with their diversity of experiences and enthusiasm for the work that we do. We are committed to training legal aid lawyers of the future and aim to offer first class training, supervision and support.

Unfortunately because of the number of trainees we have and the fact it may not be viable to continually expand, we are not usually able to offer trainees jobs upon qualification.

Generally we do not offer training contracts to external applicants. Our trainee solicitors are usually initially employed as paralegals for one year, with a view to possible progression to a training contract after at least 12 months of employment. We aim to inform paralegals no later than nine months after they start about progressing to a training contract within a particular timeframe.

We are keen to encourage applications from disabled people, including using positive action measures provided for under the Equality Act 2010. If you think you may need reasonable adjustments and would like to discuss this before applying, you can speak confidentially to Louise Whitfield, a partner here who is not involved in this recruitment process; you can contact her directly at . We will also guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who meets the essential criteria – please complete the relevant section of the diversity questionnaire when applying. Unfortunately our current London offices are not wheelchair accessible.

Salary: £23,000 – £24,000 pa.

For full details and an application pack and job description please see here and here.

Please complete all part of the application form and return to us by



Post: Deighton Pierce Glynn, Att. Joel Nicholls, 8 Union Street, London SE1 1SZ

Please quote the job reference 2019/03CRPL in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date:  8:00 a.m. on 31 May 2019.

Applications received after this time cannot be considered.

Interviews: Successful candidates will be invited to attend a short initial interview & skills test be on 6 or 7 June 2019. Interviews will take place on 12 and 14 June.


Deighton Pierce Glynn is a respected firm of solicitors specialising in a number of niche areas of civil litigation in which it has a significant national and international profile.

Whoever our clients are and whatever has happened to them we pride ourselves in being able to make the best use of the law for their benefit. We give practical advice about options, help our clients work out their goals and do what can be done to achieve them. Taking a legal case can be a daunting prospect – we try to make sure our clients feel well supported.

We are committed to our staff, who include some of the best people around, and we think it’s important to provide a good working environment, ensuring they have the support and resources they need to excel and promoting a friendly and collaborative working environment.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity. We think that by doing this, we can provide the best possible service to our clients. We positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.