Disputes Paralegal

  • Eversheds Sutherland LLP
  • Manchester, UK
  • 10 May, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

Duties will include handling client instructions, managing pre-action disputes, progressing civil court proceedings (both claimant and defendant actions), negotiating settlements, providing advice to clients and completing client reports (subject to close supervision). On complex and/or high value cases, you will work within a team, assisting with specific tasks (e.g. document reviews, preparation of court documents, etc.).

Skills and experience:

Knowledge of financial services disputes is preferred (and certainly litigation experience is required). Case handling of PPI claims/miss-sold Investments would be advantageous. You will have completed your Legal Practice Course or possess equivalent relevant work experience. You must be IT literate.

Key competencies:

You must be able to work effectively under pressure in order to meet deadlines, have excellent organisational skills and good attention to detail. Professional communication skills are a prerequisite.

In addition to the above, Eversheds Sutherland also require consciousness and full participation in the Firm’s commitment to equality and diversity, the environment and health and safety.

We’re a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from having an inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we’re happy to help with any reasonable adjustments you may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

Eversheds Sutherland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds Sutherland operates within a preferred supplier list.

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive