Job Reference







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 Paralegal to work within our Legal Delivery Centre covering the evening shift. The evening shift hours are Monday - Friday 15:00 – 23:00. You will work one weekend in every three as and the hours for that week will be Monday – Friday 16:00 – 23:00 and Saturday 10:00 – 12:30.

The Legal Delivery Centre is based in Leeds but supports our global offices - consequently our Paralegals gain exposure to a broad range of premium quality legal work and have the opportunity to interact with colleagues on a global basis.

Work undertaken relates to all practice groups, with Paralegals working in specialist teams depending on work demands and personal preferences.

You would be joining an exciting team of over 50 staff involved in interesting, challenging premium quality work on a global basis. The team 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 that join will quickly develop both their legal and commercial abilities.

Salary and benefits are very competitive.


You will work as part of a team, carrying out work in accordance with pre-agreed processes and requirements.

Precise responsibilities will depend on the assigned team and by way of example may involve work connected to one or more of the following:

  • Disclosure reviews
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Corporate deal support
  • Repeat Real Estate activity

All Paralegals are encouraged to actively contribute to development of the Centre and the services it provides.


  • Law Degree or Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to grasp tasks quickly
  • Ability to think differently and be able to recommend and implement process changes for more efficient working


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.