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Working with us

Come and join us!

We are delighted that you might be considering joining nplaw. We offer a huge range of opportunities for you to develop your career and work on some exciting projects which benefit the community of Norfolk and beyond.

Any current job vacancies are listed below. If there are no advertised vacancies which would suit your skills, we would still be interested in receiving a speculative application from you. You can do this by submitting your CV and a covering letter to enquiries@nplaw.co.uk. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

There are so many good things about working for nplaw that we can’t list them all here! We offer flexible working (including part-time, flexi-time and working from home), staff benefits and amazing colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of our employees’ stories can be read here >

For more information about living and working in Norwich please visit the Norfolk County Council website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/living-and-working-in-norfolk

Current job vacancies

Any current job vacancies are listed here. If there are none showing at the moment, please feel free to send us a speculative application.

Training contracts

You can read about our current trainee solicitors, Jodie and Bethany. We have already appointed our trainee solicitors for 2019.

We are currently looking for two new trainee solicitors to start training contracts with us from September 2020. We welcome applications from both a law and non-law background but you must have completed and passed your Legal Practice Course before the start date.

We offer first rate training in a friendly and supportive working environment. If successful, you will undertake a two-year training contract with us spending at least four months in our five different practice areas: child protection; dispute resolution; planning and the environment; property; and public law and standards. When you qualify we hope you will stay with us and we will do our best to place you in the area of law that suits you most.

We are a public sector shared legal service. We have a wealth of experience gained through many years of advising local government, public bodies and charitable institutions. We offer our clients tried and tested expertise in a wide range of disciplines and our public service ethos sets us apart from private legal practices. We are run in a rigorously commercial manner, working hard to offer excellent value for money whilst at the same time delivering a high quality, efficient legal service to our clients.

It is essential that you have either a Law degree or a non-law degree plus the CPE/GDL

(We would like you to have at least a 2:1 degree but we will nevertheless consider your application if you have achieved or are on course to achieve a commendation, merit or distinction in the CPE/GDL/LPC) and will have completed and passed your Legal Practice Course by commencement of the training contract

We would also like you to have enthusiasm, a desire to learn, good research, analytical, IT and communication skills and the ability to relate well to others.

You will be part of a large supportive team and have access to an on-site training centre with access to a comprehensively stocked library and on-line facilities. Conditions of service include flexible working hours and membership of the Local Government pension scheme.

To view further information regarding the vacancies, including how to apply, please click on the link: 41066 SGPE Information Pack 04-19.doc

Closing date: 28 April 2019

We will read all applications and confirm an initial shortlist of candidates who will then be invited to meet us at our offices in Norwich during the week commencing 3rd June 2019.

Work experience

nplaw is keen to support aspiring lawyers and is happy to offer unpaid work experience placements to undergraduate students.

We are delighted that we have close links with UEA Law School and, in conjunction with them, we offer a number of one-week unpaid internships each summer. These are administered by the Law School and will be advertised in the spring.

We reserve a small number of placements for students who don’t study at UEA but who previously lived or went to school in Norfolk. Please contact Fiona Anthony at Fiona.anthony@norfolk.gov.uk for more details, including your CV and a brief explanation of why you are interested in a placement at nplaw.

What’s it like to work at nplaw?

We asked some of our lawyers and trainee solicitors what it’s like to work at nplaw and this is what they told us…