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Leeds, United Kingdom

The role

Our success, your opportunity.


We don’t follow trends. We start them. We drive change and deliver more to make a tangible difference for our clients and communities.

We are recruiting a number of Paralegals to work within our Legal Delivery Centre.

The Legal Delivery Centre (LDC) uses streamlined processes, legal technical knowhow and cutting-edge technology to design and deliver routine or document-heavy legal services quickly and efficiently.

Staffed by over 85 permanent DLA Piper employees operating from locations in the UK (primarily Leeds), Australia and the Netherlands – the LDC primarily allocates activity to a team of Paralegals (headed by an Assignment Lead) with qualified lawyers used to support service delivery.

LDC Paralegals gain exposure to a broad range of premium quality legal work and have the opportunity to interact with colleagues on an international basis.

Salary and benefits are very competitive.


You will work as part of a high performing team assigned to either Contentious, Corporate Transactional or Real Estate activity. There is some movement between teams as Paralegals are cross-skilled where practical to ensure the LDC has the flexibility to adjust to variations in demand. New employees will be engaged on activity that has a narrow scope, but you can expect scope to increase as you develop.

You will work as part of the wider DLA Piper team and are likely to engage with stakeholders at all levels as you gain experience. Client exposure depends on work type and the specific engagement, although overall client exposure is good.

Training opportunities and work quality are of the highest order and working with like-minded team members in a dynamic environment should ensure you excel and develop at pace.


  • You will have completed or nearly completed a law degree (or non-law degree plus law conversion qualification) and will be available on a full time basis.
  • Your academic record will support you being a quick learner and committed to excellence.
  • You will be a naturally supportive and committed team player who thrives in dynamic, high calibre environment.
  • Communication skills and attention to detail will be strong attributes, as will a flexibility to adapt to different activities.

The Department / Practice Group

The LDC is very much forward thinking and at the front edge of the firms drive to use innovative delivery techniques and the latest software to provide clients with new solutions and servicing options. Extensive training is available and those who join will quickly develop both their legal and commercial abilities.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.