Media Law Paralegal

  • Brett Wilson LLP
  • London, UK
  • 17 May, 2019
Trainee Paralegal

Job Description

Full time; September 2019 start; competitive salary

Brett Wilson LLP is recognised by practitioners and commentators as a leading specialist in media law.  The firm takes great pride in offering its clients the best tailor-made solutions.

An excellent opportunity for an experienced paralegal to provide support to our busy media law department.  The successful applicant will assist a team of lawyers who specialise in defamation, privacy and harassment work.

Applicants must have experience of working as a paralegal and a real interest in this area of law.  They should be accomplished communicators; equally adept verbally in person/on the telephone and at drafting correspondence.  They must have an understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules, be able to conduct effective legal research and have first-rate note taking skills.  They should have a meticulous attention to detail, strong organisational skills, a proactive approach to their work and a ‘can do’ attitude.

The role will involve:-

  • Attending meetings and court hearings
  • Assisting in the drafting of legal documents
  • Preparing bundles
  • Lodging documents at court
  • Legal research
  • Factual research
  • Proof reading
  • Researching and drafting legal blogs and updates
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks

The successful applicant will recognise the importance of both their administrative and fee earning duties.  In the long term it is likely that there will be opportunities for career development if they can demonstrate an ability to produce work of a consistency excellent standard.

It is essential that applicants have excellent IT skills, including an understanding of the intermediate level features of Microsoft Office and the internet/social media platforms work.

The firm is committed to offering the highest level of service to its clients and applicants must share this ethos and adhere to the highest professional standards. A law degree (2:1+) or GDL (commendation+) is required.  An LPC (Commendation+) is desirable, but not essential.

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive