Paralegal-12 months FTC

  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Belfast, UK
  • 11 Feb, 2019
Fixed Term Contract Paralegal

Job Description

Purpose of the role:
 
Working as part of the team, this role requires you to assist the lawyers and client teams in their provision of legal services and meeting the business needs of our clients.  You will be expected to provide excellent service at all times, making positive contributions to the work of the team. You will be expected to demonstrate your organisational and interpersonal skills, be a strong team player, and assist with file management, client liaison and general paralegal duties.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Attending meetings and note taking
  • Case support for partners and lawyers
  • Research on behalf of partners and lawyers
  • Managing and co-ordinating documentation on large scale projects
  • Bundle preparation
  • Researching case law, recent updates in law, obtaining specific documents
  • Ensuring all lawyers are kept up to date with all that is happening on their cases at all times
  • General administration tasks, filing and assisting lawyers, trainees and other paralegals with other ad-hoc duties
Qualifications:
  • Law Degree, or degree plus GDL, LPC or IPLS.
Relevant Experience:
  • Previous office experience required
  • Previous paralegal experience in an Employment Department desirable.   
  • Experience of working in a large commercial law firm and an understanding of the levels of service delivery required desirable.  
Key Skills:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with acute attention to detail
  • Experience of managing competing demands, working well under pressure and achieving deadlines
  • Strong people skills and ability to project credible and professional image to the client
  • Strong team player with the ability to communicate with employees at all levels within the firm       
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel)  
Personal Qualities/Behaviours
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Flexible and able to use own initiative
  • A motivated, confident and enthusiastic self-starter who is a strong team player
Purpose of the role:
 
Working as part of the team, this role requires you to assist the lawyers and client teams in their provision of legal services and meeting the business needs of our clients.  You will be expected to provide excellent service at all times, making positive contributions to the work of the team. You will be expected to demonstrate your organisational and interpersonal skills, be a strong team player, and assist with file management, client liaison and general paralegal duties. 

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive