Paralegal – Litigation – Birmingham
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An excellent opportunity for you to develop your career within our highly regarded Commercial & Private Client Litigation team.
Hours: Full time
Vacancy Reference: 314-PBM
Our Commercial and Private Client Litigation team is seeking a bright, enthusiastic and hard working individual ideally with a 2:1 or above and having completed their LPC to join them as a Paralegal. Prior experience of working in a litigation team in private practice would be desirable, but is not essential.
As a paralegal in this team you will enjoy access to a wide variety of dispute resolution work as well as 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 may also assist with trial and hearing preparation. In short, you may get involved at any aspect of the litigation and file management process and assist on related team activities.
You will also be responsible for recording all of your chargeable time.
We are looking for someone who can make an immediate impact so, as a minimum, you will have completed the LPC and will already have a good technical grounding in the law and the basics of the litigation process. Ideally you will have already gained some paralegal experience (preferably in civil litigation) and will 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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