Graduate Paralegal - Commercial Litigation

Reference Code:MBCLGP
Location:Horwich, Bolton                     

 

Main purpose of the job:

To support and assist fee earners in carrying out duties and, where appropriate, to deal with clients and their affairs in a cost effective manner. 
 
Responsible to: Department Manager
 

Main key result areas

  • Attending and advising clients in all areas of Commercial Litigation to include landlord and tenant work.
  • Assisting fee earners in the department in effective case management, including (but not exclusively) drafting and preparing documents. Responding to post, telephone enquiries and queries from clients, other professionals/experts in order to progress cases effectively.
  • Provides guidance, support and training to other staff as required.
  • Control and management of work in progress ensuring that it is recorded and converted into paid profit costs under supervision and direction. Effective management of own time ensuring that non chargeable and chargeable hours targets are met under supervision and guidance.
  • Carrying out administrative duties as appropriate.
  • Compliance with client care and complaints procedures in order to minimize the risk of negligence and comply with Law Society rules.
  • To actively promote the Stephensons brand at all times

Person specification

 

Qualifications

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

Essential

Driving licence                                                                                    

Desirable

Legal Practice Course
Desirable

Experience

 

Experience of working in or studying in the field of Commercial Litigation

Desirable

Knowledge and skills

 
Good standard of computer literacy
Essential
Research skills

Essential

Organisational and time management skills

Essential

Excellent communication skills both face to face and over the telephone

Essential

Ability to demonstrate an interest in Commercial Litigation in particular advocacy work

Essential
Solicitors accounts rules

Desirable

Stephensons client complaints rules and client care procedures

Desirable

Knowledge of up to date legislation

Desirable
Knowledge of case management systems

Desirable

Personality / Other Qualities

 
Discretion and ability to work in a confidential environment

Essential

Pleasant, approachable, patient and polite

Essential

Ability to work amidst frequent interruptions

Essential

Adaptability and flexibility

Essential

Ability to work as part of a team

Essential

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