Bhatt Murphy (London) – Training Contract and Paralegals

Two Year Training Contract – posts available in October 2023 and October 2024
Bhatt Murphy has opportunities starting in October 2023 and October 2024 for trainee solicitors. The contracts will generally be for two years, but there may be some flexibility depending on the needs of the firm and the candidates’ own circumstances. Successful applicants will work primarily in either of the firm’s police law, immigration detention or prison law departments, but may also be asked to offer assistance to others within the firm, including our public inquiry team.

These positions are open to applicants intending to qualify as a solicitor either by completion of the LPC or via the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam route. Candidates applying for trainee solicitor positions may also be eligible to apply for the firm’s bursary scheme to help with the costs of the SQE or the LPC. Full details of the scheme, including the eligibility criteria are available from the recruitment pages of our website.

Paralegals – opportunities with an immediate start
We are also seeking paralegals to work as part of our Covid 19 Public Inquiry team. These opportunities will be for an initial fixed term of 12 months, but they may be extended depending on the needs of the firm.

About Bhatt Murphy
Bhatt Murphy was established in 1998 by a group of lawyers who share a commitment to the protection of civil liberties. We offer specialist help to members of the public who seek accountability from the
state and its officers. We handle complex and serious cases against state agencies including the police, prison and immigration authorities. Our particular areas of expertise include Police Misconduct, Prisoners’ Rights, Immigration Detention, Deaths in Custody, Public Inquiries and the European Court of Human Rights. Bhatt Murphy provides excellent training in our specialist areas of practice and our
trainees and paralegals benefit from working alongside some of the leading practitioners in our field. Our lawyers have the opportunity to work on important and often ground-breaking cases and we are committed to training the next generation of legal aid practitioners.

Bhatt Murphy is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to have a workforce that is representative of the clients we serve and the area in which our firm is based.  We strongly encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented within our firm and in the broader legal profession, including those from minority ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. We are also keen to hear from candidates with lived experience of our areas of work.

Starting salary: £25,900 (paralegals) – £27,100 (trainees) per annum.
Further details, including information about how to apply, may be found on our
The closing date for training contract applications is Monday 9 January 2023. We will be considering paralegal applications on a rolling basis so applicants for these positions are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.