Litigation Paralegal / Trainee

Recruiter
TSR Legal
Location
Newport (Casnewydd)
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
08 Dec 2018
Ref
GB772
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent, Trainee

Litigation Paralegal / Trainee

Our client are a leading Legal 500 firm based  Newport.They are forward thinking, progressive and expanding and we place our staff and their welfare at the fore of our business development. The firm are offering a competitive salary and flexible working hours in addition to a possible training contract for the successful candidate who proves themselves over a short period of time.

The Role

The role involves working on a broad range of commercial litigation and property related disputes for a range of clients including corporate entities, high net worth individuals, occupiers, investors and developers. Upon joining the firm, you will be involved in all aspects of commercial disputes and contentious property issues.

The role will involve: -

Managing own case load of small and fast track claims under supervision, in both the claimant and defendant context. Assisting with high value and complex multi-track litigation. Gaining hands-on experience of dealing with matters from start to finish under appropriate levels of supervision, enabling you to build your fee earning skills. Attending Court appointments and client meetings. Communicating on the telephone and corresponding with clients, HMCTS, barristers, experts, and other third parties. Drafting legal documents, instructions to counsel and preparing trial bundles. Undertaking legal research. Working to strict deadlines and service level agreements using a case management system. Working proactively to conclude cases in a timely and sensitive manner. Working with others to develop and maintain effective client relationships. Compiling monthly client update reports. Preparing invoices, narratives and billing memos. Monitoring the aged debt for all matters and highlighting issues to supervisors. Requirements

The candidate will be a graduate with an LPC or CILEx equivalent, with at least 1-2 years' work experience in a legal environment. Proven working experience in a litigation department and a good working knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules would be an advantage. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a professional approach to client care, good organisational skills and attention to detail. You will be self-motivated and have good initiative. You will need to be able to demonstrate exceptional organisational skills as well as high attention to detail and an ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

You will provide a first-rate client service. We will consider applications from exceptional candidates with strong non-contentious experience and a commitment to developing a contentious career.

Contact Robert Adams at TSR LEGAL for a confidential discussion or email rob@tsrlegal.co.uk.