Graduate Paralegal - Regulatory

Reference Code:

WICCLK

Location:

Wigan

Main purpose of the job:

Under the supervision of a fee earner or manager to generate new clients and assist in the preparation of cases within the office, and to advise and assist clients relating to business crime and the defence of regulatory investigations and proceedings.

Responsible to:

Department Manager

Main key result areas

  • Dealing with telephone, email and internet based queries from potential clients in relation to fraud, business crime and professional discipline
  • Communicating (both written and orally) with clients, regulators, professional tribunals and witnesses
  • Provision of basic legal advice and estimates/fixed fee quotes to clients over the telephone
  • Maintaining spreadsheets for the queries handled and numbers converted into clients
  • Assisting fee earners in the department to prepare cases for trial and regulatory hearings
  • Taking instructions, opening files, preparing client statements and other evidence in mitigation. Tracing and interviewing witnesses, taking witness statements and instructing experts to provide reports for use in court or at regulatory hearings
  • Assisting department manager in developing this area of the practice and generating work
  • Regular contributions to the firm's website and regularly writing blogs for publication
  • Carry out general administrative duties as appropriate

Direct reports:

None

Person specification

Qualifications

 

Law degree (ideally 2.1 or above)  or relevant work experience

Essential

Legal Practice Course or working towards

Desirable

Current clean full driving licence with access to a car

Desirable

Experience

 

Experience of working in or studying in the field of Business Crime and Regulatory

Desirable

Knowledge and skills

 

Ability to work as part of a team

Essential

Time management/organisational skills

Essential

Attention to detail

Essential

High standard of communication skills both written and oral including a professional telephone manner

Essential

Ability to demonstrate an interest in business crime and regulatory

Essential

Knowledge of Stephensons Client Care Procedures

Desirable

Personality / Other Qualities

 

Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the department

Essential

Confident personality

Essential

Robust character

Essential

Interest in working and developing within this area of law.

Essential

Please do not send enquiries to the department manager of the specific team.