Legal Apprentice - Ben

Benjamin Bennett WilliamsThe Apprentice

Benjamin Bennett-Williams 
Paralegal
Clyde & Co Solicitors

Every day is different and seeing a case from start to finish gives you a great level of job satisfaction.

Ever since I began AS Law in college I knew that I wanted to work in law, however due to being dyslexic I didn’t think university would suit my way of learning. I started researching into alternative ways to qualify as a lawyer and came across the CILEx legal apprenticeship. This was the perfect solution as it gave me hands-on experience and allowed me to get my foot in the door at an international law firm. 

I have now completed the CILEx legal apprenticeship. I am in the process of completing my Level 3 CILEx exams and plan to go onto the Level 6. I have over two years of experience and I am now a paralegal at Clyde & Co. 

At Clyde & Co I assist the file handlers with the day-to-day running of their files. This can be anything from drafting legal documents to sitting in on conferences.

If you are like me and don’t think university would be suited to you, then I would highly recommend the legal apprenticeship as a route into law. Experience is so valuable in the modern world and once you get your foot in the door and show you’re committed and hardworking you can go as far as you want to with CILEx.