We have a number of paralegals on permanent, fixed-term and temporary contracts in various practice areas across the firm.

Our paralegals provide valuable support to our partners, solicitors and professional support lawyers. They play an integrated role in our practice groups, carrying out a wide range of responsibilities often with direct partner contact.

Some of our paralegals begin this role with the hope of gaining relevant experience prior to applying for a training contract. If a paralegal wishes to apply for a training contract within the firm, they must have been with Macfarlanes for at least six months and have the backing of two partners.

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Explore our quarterly newsletter Macfarlanes Insider or read our employee profile to learn more about who we are and some of the great initiatives here at the firm. 

Macfarlanes Insider - issue one

November 2020

Macfarlanes Insider is a quarterly newsletter offering a snapshot on life at the firm. Each issue includes content on recent news and events, the firm’s key priorities and employee Q&As, amongst other things.

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Macfarlanes Insider - issue two

Issue two - January 2021

In this issue we provide an overview of some of the work highlights of 2020, share some announcements that were made at the firm’s annual conference in the winter, feature two staff Q&A’s, as well as provide updates on topics such as our commitment to sustainability.

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Macfarlanes Insider - issue three

April 2021

In this issue we share the firm’s recent partner and senior counsel promotions, our mentoring scheme, career focus month, recent events, and provide a greater insight into our finance practice via the Q&A section.

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Alexandra Gaynor

Finance paralegal and future trainee solicitor

"I started out as an admin assistant, but my role has since developed and now, as a paralegal, I am given some fee-earning work similar to a trainee. Our client matters usually have a trainee or a paralegal working on them as part of the team."

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