Paralegal – Intellectual Property – Southampton
An excellent opportunity for a paralegal to begin or develop their legal career with us within our IP team.
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 407-PSN
Our intellectual property team is based across our Southampton and Manchester offices. The team is well-established and a highly-regarded practice that counts many household names and luxury international brands as key clients.
As part of the team in Southampton, you will assist the lawyers with their workload. The role is fast paced and workload will vary day to day. Typical duties will include filing trade marks prosecuting trade mark violations, assisting fee earners with IP litigation and managing own cases, drafting trade mark forms, liaising with clients, legal research and document preparation.
Ideally as a Law graduate or LPC graduate you will already have a good technical grounding in the law and the basics of the litigation process. Whether or not you have already gained some paralegal experience, you’ll be keen to develop your legal career by gaining expertise in IP work.
You’ll need a strong intellect to succeed in this role, so we will be looking for a corresponding level of academic achievement – such as a 2:1 degree from a rated university. You’ll also need to show us that you have initiative, drive and great organisational skills. The work requires self-motivation and the ability to work to demanding deadlines.
Finally, legal practice is about people and this is very much a team orientated role.
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.
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.
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