Insolvency Paralegal - Manchester

  • Mills Reeve LLP
  • Manchester, UK
  • 28 Feb, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

This is a full time role based in our Manchester office.

We are looking for a paralegal to work full time in our restructuring and insolvency team to assist in providing support on contentious legal proceedings to a client of the firm. The role involves working closely with solicitors and counsel.

The range of work will include but not be limited to:

  • Preparation of claim forms
  • Issuing proceedings
  • Dealing with correspondence and drafting and filing papers for court
  • Instructing Counsel
  • Dealing with deponents and witnesses to ensure statements are prepared
  • Attending hearings and taking notes
  • Case management work
  • General administrative work
  • Researching case law
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and case management systems
  • Preparing documents from precedents
  • Preparation of court bundles

Who would I be working with?

You will be working with Helen Fyles, as your supervising partner, and other members of the cross office restructuring and insolvency team that sits within the firm's Regulatory, Public and Commercial Disputes NSL, which is headed up by Jamie Wheatley.

Our contentious insolvency lawyers' national reputation for their knowledge and expertise is reinforced by the ability to draw on specialists in corporate tax, pensions, intellectual property, and litigation and arbitration; and further supported by legal experts in the agribusiness, construction, education , health, energy, real estate and technology sectors. We regularly operate on alternative fee arrangements.

What experience is required? 
As a paralegal you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good academics - 2.1 degree or equivalent
  • Completed your Legal Practice Course
  • Preferable, but not essential, experience of working in a legal environment handling contentious work
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to complete tasks accurately and on time
  • IT Literacy, including working knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent written English
  • Ability to build relationships with clients, potential clients and witnesses
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, including ability to work with others, influence and persuade and dealing with a variety of people issues.
  • Numeracy
  • Ability to work under pressure and be honest and open if help is required
  • Flexibility in approach.


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