Paralegal – Housing Management – Birmingham, Manchester or Southampton
An opportunity for a law graduate to begin their career as a Paralegal supporting our Housing Management team in Birmingham, Manchester or Southampton.
Housing Management is a busy litigation team, with lawyers based in Southampton, London, Manchester & Birmingham. We act for a large number of Registered Providers of Social Housing on all aspects of their housing functions including possession actions, antisocial behaviour, injunctions, disrepair, policy and procedure work.
As a paralegal you will support a team of experienced lawyers gaining experience in a variety of interesting work. You will assist with a range of general administration tasks to keep the team organised, but you will also gain experience and understanding of client work and develop your skills as a lawyer.
Location: Birmingham, Manchester or Southampton
Hours: Full time
Vacancy Reference: PMR 957/993
Who we are
You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.
We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.
Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:
Working under supervision and guidance, you will be able to take responsibility for progressing transactions like the following:
- Assisting in considering client instructions and drafting initial advice out;
- Assisting in drafting pleadings and witness statements in support of applications brought in through the County Court;
- Liaising with the county courts and clients
You will soon become an integral part of this highly regarded team, playing a key part in delivering an excellent level of service to our clients and building your legal career accordingly.
This role is right for you if:
You will be a law/GDL graduate or equivalent with a keen interest in law. Additionally, if you have already completed the LPC this will be of great benefit but is not essential.
Previous paralegal experience would be desirable, but what is most important is your attitude, so you will need to show us that you are hard-working, with initiative, drive and great organisational skills. On-the-job training and guidance will be provided to enable you to succeed in this role.
You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, being able to adapt your style to communicate effectively with a wide range of professional people and other stakeholders.
This is a busy role within a litigation team, with deadlines to manage and competing priorities, so you will be required to work quickly, accurately and efficiently and remain calm under pressure. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide a first-class support service to your colleagues and our clients, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible, and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
What we can offer you:
A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.
Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.
There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.
Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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