Paralegal – Commercial & Private Client Litigation
Our Commercial and Private Client Litigation team has a new opportunity for a Paralegal to provide proactive and professional support to a group of fee earners within the team.
Location: Taunton or Bristol
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 739-PTN
Our Commercial and Private Client Litigation team is seeking a bright, enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join them as a Paralegal.
As a paralegal in this team you will enjoy access to a wide variety of dispute resolution work. The team, ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Directories, acts for businesses, landed estates, farms and private clients in relation to agriculture, rural property, private client, commercial and regulatory matters.
It is an excellent place to begin or develop your legal career by gaining broad exposure to a wide variety of disputes. As a paralegal supporting the full team of 13 Lawyers and Partners, you will benefit from experiencing a range of working styles providing high quality legal advice and exceptional client service.
Your work will vary from day to day. You will help deal with legal research, evidence gathering, procedural work and routine case preparation and administration. You will liaise with clients, expert and other witnesses, court officials and opposing parties, assist with document drafting / preparation (including witness statements and court applications), note taking and costing. You will also assist with trial and hearing preparation as are likely to have opportunities to attend court hearings. In short, you will get involved in many aspects of litigation and file management processes and assist on related team activities.
You will also be responsible for recording all of your chargeable time.
Working with supervision to help you develop your skills, you will build your legal experience. We recruit trainee solicitors from our pool of paralegals and this litigation team includes a qualified solicitor and a trainee who joined us in paralegal roles.
This role will allow you to work flexibly, splitting your week between your home working environment and either our Taunton or Bristol office.
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.
We are looking for someone who can make an immediate impact so, as a minimum, you will have a good technical grounding in the law. You may have some paralegal experience (in any field) you’ll be keen to develop your legal career undertaking complex dispute resolution work.
You’ll need a strong intellect to succeed in this role, so we will be looking for a corresponding level of consistent academic achievement. You’ll also need to show us that you have initiative, drive and great organisational skills. The work requires self-motivation, resilience and the ability to work to demanding deadlines.
You will relish helping others and be eager to learn. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide a first class support service to your fee earners, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible, and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
Finally, legal practice is about people and this is very much a team orientated role.
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