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Litigation Paralegal 12 Month FTC

Hays Legal
England, Bristol
Closing date
12 Oct 2021

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Litigation Paralegal - 12 month FTC - Bristol - Excellent Firm

Your new company
This is an international law firm with an excellent reputation for being progressive, modern and commercially focussed. With an already well established Bristol offering, this firm is in growth mode and looking to hire bright and ambitious staff members at a range of levels; they are currently looking for a litigation paralegal to join them in Bristol. These roles will initially be offered on a 12 month fixed term contract basis, however it is likely that they will be extended/made permanent for the right candidate. The team are currently working remotely however post-COVID you will be required to commute to their office in Bristol, therefore it is likely that you will live within commuting distance.

Your new role
Joining a very successful team, this is a great opportunity to work for key clients including household names. We are looking for litigation paralegals to join our client in Bristol as part of a team focussed on a large and high-profile defendant litigation project for a key financial services client. You will manage a large caseload of claims on behalf of the defendant party. You will also be working with a team of colleagues as well as dealing on a daily basis with both clients and opponents and must, therefore, have an ability to liaise with people on different levels. You will have the opportunity to work with talented lawyers and a wide range of clients in a fast-paced environment. You will receive first class training and support from the outset and work alongside some very talented people.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a Law LLB or GDL graduate with at least one year of experience within a Private Practice Litigation team. You will be hardworking and able to adapt in an ever changing working environment. This role will suit a keen team player who is willing to use their own initiative. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and must be used to dealing with a large workload therefore using your strong organisational skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic paralegals and assistant paralegals with strong technology skills and an ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients. Previous litigation experience, preferably in the field of high volume litigation would be preferred.

What you'll get in return
Joining an international law firm, you will handle high quality work. The team and firm are very supportive and sociable and are able to offer the right candidates fantastic career progression opportunities.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further information. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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