A paralegal is required to support Partners and Associates in our Commercial Disputes group. We are looking for someone to take an initial 6 month fixed term contract with us, with the strong possibility of an extension beyond that. The Commercial Disputes group is based at our London office and currently comprises 12 partners, 1 Legal Director and 25 other fee earners.
Document management for contentious matters - including bundling, overseeing photocopying/scanning, arranging, paginating and indexing instructions to counsel and experts, CMC bundles, disclosure bundles, and trial bundles. Also involvement in disclosure preparation.
Electronic disclosure document review – undertaking first and second level electronic document review.
Legal research - using legal databases and text books to obtain case law, articles, background, etc. Thereafter, organising this information into a manageable format for the relevant lawyer.
Procedural research - e.g. looking at a particular issue with reference to the CPR or discovering a particular court fee.
Outdoor work - e.g. lodging bundles/applications, issuing claim forms. Knowledge, skills and experience
LPC or BVC graduate highly desirable
Litigation paralegal / document review experience would be highly desirable but not essential
Good academic background
Confident and well presented
Well organised and IT literate
Excellent communication skills
Able to work with minimum supervision
Candidates should have a good academic background, an agile intellect and a practical approach. Just as important is a sociable personality and professionalism. Litigation paralegal experience is highly desired. Excellent academics, i.e. minimum 2.1 degree and good ALevels are essential as well as preferably a good LPC achievement.