Be part of a story that’s all about nurturing your career

There’s more than one path into a law career, and our Paralegal Academy offers a brilliant new way to build an exciting future in our Casualty Practice. Whether you’re fresh out of university, or you’re switching careers, we’ve designed this fantastic programme to nurture you as a Paralegal and help you become part of an amazing story – ours.

Who we are

At Clyde & Co, we’re leaders in the Casualty market. Casualty is a broad range of insurance protecting individuals, employers and businesses against property loss, damage and other liabilities. Our focus is to manage these claims and any resulting disputes as effectively as possible. And our Casualty practice is the biggest in the UK, built on scale, unparalleled expertise and a new vision for making the most of AI, data and technology.

Our Casualty teams are full of people from diverse backgrounds with extensive knowledge in their field, whose focus is to manage claims and disputes quickly and efficiently. And our expertise means we’re able to partner with our clients to deliver value, superior quality and true innovation, while remaining the lowest indemnity cost provider in the market.

Put simply, it’s about offering the best possible service to our clients.

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No two Paralegals will have exactly the same experience, but they will all have their own personal development maximised.

Elizabeth Wallace

About our Paralegal Academy

Our Paralegal Academy comprises a range of initiatives and programmes that can help you develop the technical and core skills you need to become a confident Paralegal.

Join the programme and you’ll discover clear pathways for career progression. You’ll learn from experienced professionals at all levels of our business, and you’ll have full support and guidance around your personal and professional development. Plus dedicated training. All while earning as you learn.

Whatever level of experience or education you bring to the table, our Paralegal Academy will nurture you and your career, and help you build and protect your future in one of the most exciting and fastest evolving UK law markets

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Everybody at Clyde & Co is so friendly, welcoming and wants to help. Everybody wants to see each other succeed.

Jessica Picton

Every case has its own story

And so does every Paralegal. When you begin your story with Clyde & Co, you’ll have the opportunity to shape a career path that’s completely your own. In fact, the experience you have as part of our Paralegal Academy will be unique to you, and here’s why:

Our Casualty practice is the biggest in the UK, which means we’re trusted with the most serious and highest value cases in our industry. With fabulous new offices in Manchester, along with other offices across the UK, we’re part of a leading global firm that’s home to 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, and 3200 legal professionals in over 60 locations across 6 continents.

As a Paralegal, you’ll play an important role in our Casualty teams with a workload that ranges from running your own cases, to assisting in complex, high value claims such as fatality, acquired brain injury, and amputation. Covering a range of areas from Credit Hire to Catastrophic Injury, you’ll be involved in an exciting variety of work that’ll help you build incredible experience, and much more. 

Our Casualty teams comprise some of the most experienced and knowledgeable practitioners in our industry, all ready to lead, guide and mentor you on your career journey. You’ll work closely with our Partners and experienced fee earners on every aspect of the cases you support. And you’ll discover a genuinely inclusive workplace that not only reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, but offers unique opportunities to learn from an equally diverse team of experts.

We’ve designed our Paralegal Academy to offer the very best on the job training and experience in our sector. Our Paralegal Academy Lead will be on hand to keep everything running smoothly, and our Legal Training Manager will support you with technical training aligned to our own competency framework. And if you’re one of our top performers, you could also be accepted onto our Casualty SQE qualification programme.

Our Paralegal Academy offers a brilliant opportunity for anyone who’s interested in a law career - even if you’ve missed previous application deadlines, or if law wasn’t your first career choice. You don’t even need experience in law - what’s most important is that you have a UK Bachelors degree at 2:2 or above in any subject, or an equivalent qualification.

All candidates are invited to complete a digital simulation which offers a relastic job preview, incorporating video and written questions. Candidates who are invited to our assessment centres can expect to meet virtualy with our partners and legal directors for a strengths based interview before completing a micro exercise, designed to evaluate your written skills.

What to expect

When you join our Paralegal Academy, you’ll experience a ready-made programme of development that gives you the best chance of being accepted onto our Casualty SQE qualification programme, potentially via a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship. You might even join us with an interest in working in a particular area of law - either way, we’ll place you into a team that best suits your skills and experience, and where you’ll be able to build and grow your technical expertise.

We’re also dedicated to making sure you have a clear understanding of what we expect from you at each stage of your journey. With regular mentoring conversations and feedback from your manager, you’ll always know where your strengths lie, which areas you need to focus on, and where your opportunities for progression are. And you’ll discover that our culture really is one that rewards our people based on merit.

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There's lots of opportunity to move within the business… the world’s your oyster.

Kirsty Yuill

Become part of our story now

If you’re looking for a career in law with a business that’s committed to nurturing you and your skills, our Paralegal Academy is the perfect place to begin your own story - and to become part of ours.