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Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Needed - 6-8 Month Contract

The Scottish COVID-19 inquiry Team are seeking a Legal Assistant to join their team on a locum post 6-8 month contract.

This is a unique opportunity to support a large scale and high-profile statutory Public Inquiry investigating Scotland's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Description

The Legal Assistant will work as part of the Inquiry legal team to flexibly and constructively ensure the efficient delivery of outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible and adaptable approach to work.

You will directly support the Solicitor to the Inquiry and a team of deputy and assistant solicitors as well as assisting Counsel on the Inquiry's investigative work streams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with a team of solicitors and Counsel to engage in a project to consider and analyse voluminous and complex evidence for use by the legal and Counsel team in their investigations.


  • Carrying out other tasks required by the inquiry, including providing cover for the wider team of paralegals.


  • Attending and participating in regular project planning meetings to discuss the project, as required.


Essential Criteria

  • Ability to carry out tasks independently with minimum oversight, remaining calm under pressure.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and in line with legal requirements and the ability to prioritise, organise, manage, store and retrieve information effectively

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent analytical and research skills and experience of using these in a legal context.

  • Ability to take accurate notes and action points of complex meetings.

  • Excellent attention to detail ensuring accuracy in all work undertaken

Desirable Skills

Good knowledge of Scots Law, the role would suit those with an LLB or in their final year of a Law degree.

Alternatively, the role may suit those with paralegal experience.


  • Communications and Engagement - You will have excellent written and oral communication skills.

    You will have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the Inquiry Team, as well as good awareness of how communications with stakeholders should operate.

    It is essential that you produce clear, well-structured written work and be able to explain your work verbally.

  • Self-Awareness - You will be a self-starter, able to demonstrate a resilient, positive and flexible approach to meet the demands of a fast-moving and challenging environment.

    You will be able to work effectively in a team and use your initiative, with a proactive and flexible approach.

    You will be able to work under pressure and to prioritise to meet tight deadlines as they arise.

  • Analysis and Use of Evidence - You will have excellent analytical skills to analyse and interpret complex information.

    You will need to research and organise robust information from a variety of sources to support conclusions.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Legal Assistant position, please apply with your CV to or call 01772208969 We look forward to hearing from you.

If you know anyone interested in the post feel free to pass on the details as we offer a £250 referral bonus for any candidate placed.