Employment Paralegal

  • Gowling WLG LLP
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 10 May, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

To offer assistance to the employment team and handle a caseload of, principally, contentious employment work.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working as part of the employment team your responsibilities will include:

  • Running your own caseload of contentious employment matters.
  • Using a case management system to ensure that matters are progressed quickly and efficiently.
  • Drafting relevant Tribunal documentation.
  • Checking, proof reading, preparing and, where necessary, amending documentation.
  • Assisting qualified lawyers within the team, where appropriate, on more complex disputes.
  • Liaising with clients and counsel on the progress of matters.
  • Compliance and billing duties, using the firm’s finance system CMS, to open and close files, archive files and prepare billing guides.
  • Drafting and negotiating simple  but bespoke settlement agreements and assisting lawyers with more complex agreements.
  • Any other reasonable duties delegated by a senior member of the team
Key skills and experience
  • Sound technical / theoretical knowledge of employment law.
  • Experience of handling a caseload of contentious employment work.
  • Experience of using a case-management system, ideally in relation to employment law related work.
  • Experience of working in a legal or other business environment.
  • Experience of dealing with clients either on their own initiative or as part of a team on more complex work.
  • Experience of handling high volume litigation work would be advantageous.
  • Undertaken and, ideally, completed the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Vocational Course.


  • Team player
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Sound, basic drafting skills


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