SPG Law firm recently recruited more than 30 University of Liverpool students to work at their Liverpool offices.
Founder of SPG’s operations outside the US and alumnus, Nigel Taylor (LLB Hons 1973), contacted the University seeking exceptional Law students to join the company on a part-time basis.
SPG Law represents claimants in the Volkswagen NOx emissions group litigation. In the capacity of paralegals, the students have helped SPG prepare Schedules of Information to support each claim. This has involved direct client contact and the recording of claim details in preparing the Court documents.
Whilst the students remain on a part-time basis alongside their studies, there are opportunities for continued employment in the future, including graduate placements.
Student, Arzoo Naz, said: “The practicality of working at SPG Law is not something that can be taught in a textbook. During my time at SPG Law, I have been responsible for dealing with clients, as well as handling confidential documents.”
Callum Hurley said: “My ambition is to be a commercial solicitor and I knew work experience was key to standing out. SPG Law has been very supportive, they have made sure that none of the law students completing the placement have felt pressured to work during assessments.”
Alex Nevins, Law LLB student and SPG Law placement employee said: “Prior to working at SPG Law, I had no legal experience and I found networking and applying for legal placements to be quite daunting.”
“Throughout my time here, I have developed numerous skills, especially in regards to customer service and client correspondence. As a result, I feel much more confident going forward, especially in regards to obtaining future placements.”
Since graduating, Nigel has kept in touch with the Development and Alumni Relations team, and worked with them alongside the Employability Team in the Liverpool Law School to provide this opportunity, as a way to not only source talented Law students, but also to give back to the University.
Nigel said: “The student placements benefits both us and the students. The opportunity for students to do some temporary work for SPG also acts as an opportunity for the firm to take a look at potential future recruits.
Melissa Ferrari, Attorney at Law, Law Student trainer and consultant to SPG Law said: “The students have helped us tremendously. They have been enthusiastic, engaged, and hard-working. Having them as part of our professional team has been a true pleasure.”
SPG Law are involved in environmental, medical and data breech claims. The firm combines the knowledge of large cases in the US with top lawyers in the UK, to create one of the world’s most powerful legal teams entirely dedicated to the representation of the people against the powerful.
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