Unfortunately, due to the impact of the COVID-19, we have decided that we will not be recruiting for training contracts for September 2021. This was a difficult decision to take as Elliott Duffy Garrett has a long tradition of supporting the legal profession and training excellent lawyers. This is a temporary decision and we look forward to training new solicitors in 2022. If there is any change to this position our website will be updated.



Elliott Duffy Garrett, one of Belfast’s leading law firms, is seeking to appoint a talented paralegal. Based in our office in Belfast city centre, you will be joining a vibrant friendly office with the opportunity to undertake work across all of the Firm’s departments. This opportunity would suit a law graduate who is hoping to gain practical legal work experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. Full training and supervision will be provided.

Essential Criteria for Paralegal:

  • Have a degree in law, preferably a 2:1 classification;
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Have excellent communication skills;
  • Be focused on attention to detail;
  • Have excellent time management skills;
  • Have excellent organisational skills;
  • Be able to undertake legal research;
  • Have a positive and professional attitude;
  • Have proficient IT skills.

The position is full time and will be for a 1 year fixed term contract.

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit the attached application form and complete the monitoring form and return both to Gladys Wylie by 5.00pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Elliott Duffy Garrett is an equal opportunities employer.

(1) Application Form Paralegal EDG

(2) Monitoring Form 2021

Closing date: September 21, 2021


“The partners and solicitors are invested in offering guidance and support to enable trainees to develop core skills and commercial awareness from the outset. I have been qualified for over a year now and such thorough training has provided me with the confidence to provide sound and quality advice to clients.”

Claire McNamee, Assistant Solicitor


“I have worked at Elliott Duffy Garrett for a number of years and have found there is an enduring culture of staff being friendly and very approachable. The partners are accommodating and there is a real sense of unity working here. ”

Gladys Wylie , Secretary


“When I first began working in Elliott Duffy Garrett it was immediately apparent to me that it was an open, friendly and welcoming firm. It also had smart, client focused and socially aware lawyers and support staff. Forty years on this strength and these core values remain, and it is still a great place to work and a source of wise counsel to its clients.”

Michael Wilson, Consultant