Placement Opportunities

BH Support offers an exciting hands-on 30-week placement to undergraduate university Students in the penultimate year of the LLB Law Degree to gain a unique learning experience where you will work directly in support of clients to develop your skills and make a positive impact on their lives.

The placement commences in September every year, although the pre-application process begins many months before so please get in contact as soon as you believe that BH Support is the place to be.

Your 30 weeks will be split into 4 quarters

1st Quarter

The first quarter will be spent shadowing our current team in initial client consultations.
You will also have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, assist with legal drafting all whilst developing your communication skills and learning about our client management and legal accounting software.

2nd Quarter

In the second quarter you will be given more responsibility where you will be building and growing on the first quarter whilst conducting your own client interactions and deciding and acting on the steps required to support them.
You will be given close guidance by a member of the team who will be your oversight and support point of contact.

3rd Quarter

The third quarter will allow you to demonstrate your personal skills development as you instruct your own clients from the initial consultation stage through the legal process.
This includes negotiations, attempting to find amicable solutions, drafting court documents and attending court hearings as a McKenzie Friend with your client, all in an effort to achieve a positive outcome.

4th Quarter

The 4th quarter will consist of performance assessments and continued professional development toward the transfer of your new skills leading to a potential bank contract during your final year allowing you to continually develop and hone your skills to enhance your potential to achieve the very best academic qualification.
At the end of the bank contract you will be guaranteed an interview for a full time position with our social enterprise.

Who Are We Looking For?

Following the successful completion of your placement year you may be offered to continue with BH Support on a paid bank contract alongside your final year of university. Upon completion of your LLB Law Degree and a successful bank contract, you will be offered a full-time employment role with the opportunity to complete your Qualifying Work Experience in addition to having Solicitors Qualification Exam 1 + 2 paid for by BH Support.

We are looking for solicitors of the future who can demonstrate commitment, ambition and enthusiasm for using the law to positively impact people over profit. We desire those with excellent communication and customer service skills, commercial awareness, and a strong determination to succeed. Team working is important, as is the ability to work effectively alone whilst planning and prioritising your work.

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