A career in Law?


Have you ever considered a career in law, but thought it wasn’t for you, or you didn’t have the right qualifications? There are many routes into the legal industry and opportunities that people are unaware of that do not require a law degree or degree of any type, such as legal secretary, legal assistant, legal executive, solicitor, paralegal, conveyancer, IT or HR. Also any other degree from science to history can also provide an alternative route into a legal career.

Bendles Solicitors in Carlisle are going through a sustained period of growth more recently they have taken on several new members of the team but are still on the look out for more passionate people to work with them in a variety of support roles, such as receptionist, legal secretary, business admin apprentice and further paralegal or solicitor positions.

“We are looking for people with drive and enthusiasm who want to be part of a growing team. We don’t always need the most qualified people or those with experience, just a desire to learn and a commitment to the role. There are so many opportunities at Bendles to work in legal practice or in a support role and a career in law is achievable for anyone” comments John Stevenson, Managing Partner.

The company, with offices in Carlisle and Wigton, have taken on several new members of the team in recent months in order to provide depth and further expertise in both their Property and Litigation teams coupled with internal promotions. As the firm continues to deliver service excellence, the new recruits will aid further expansion and succession of the practice.

Jack Hannah – Trainee Solicitor in Litigation

Jack joined the Bendles team straight from the University of Northumbria, where he studied Law in a 4-year integrated masters course. Whilst at University, Jack was part of the Student Law Office, which allowed him to gain valuable experience of a legal workplace. Seeing a glimpse of how a solicitor works fuelled his passion for law and he is delighted to have secured a role in the litigation team at Bendles.
Jack is enthusiastic about his new role and added,
“I have loved my time at Bendles so far. Everyone is very welcoming, easy to talk to and always have a smile on their face – regardless of how many questions I ask! I am eager to learn and am excited about the opportunities to develop at Bendles. There is so many different areas of law which the firm cover, so I am eager to learn about all these different areas of law.”
Jack is Cumbrian born and bred. He lived in Newcastle during his time at University, but it didn’t feel like “home”, so he moved back with the view to stay in Carlisle long term.

To find out more about how you could have a career in law, the current roles and numerous benefits available at Bendles Solicitors please visit https://www.bendlessolicitors.co.uk/careers/

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