Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Location
Newmarket
Salary
£16000 - £25000 per annum
Posted
04 Jan 2017
Closes
01 Feb 2017
Ref
00062852
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Legal
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company continues to grow rapidly and are looking for an energetic, versatile and hands-on Legal Assistant to join their team on a full-time basis.

The ideal candidate will oversee their legal operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland and develop effective relationships with the British courts and international airlines, whilst working alongside a leading Cambridge law firm with whom we have partnered with. Acting as the ambassador of the company ultimately facilitating the successful aggressive growth of organisation within the volatile legal air business space.

Reporting directly to the Project Manager, but exercising high levels of autonomy, key responsibilities will be:

- Mapping the British procedural rules and tailoring their legal strategy for the United Kingdom in coordination with the rest of their legal team;
- Preparing and litigating cases in British courts and administrative bodies, and facilitating a dialogue with local airlines and courts to achieve the best results for their passengers;
- Knowing the Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament inside out and being able to advise non legal members of staff on whether or not a particular claim would be valid under this regulation.

Your profile:

- You are a Solicitor/Paralegal qualified in the United Kingdom and are able to advise the company and their customers on the process of the British small claims court, or other appropriate courts.
- You thrive in startup environment, you are a team player yet an independent achiever - You are a strong performer driven by success, characterized by high energy levels; a doer with an entrepreneurial mindset, defined by good judgment, diplomacy and integrity, one who possesses strong ad-hoc decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
- You have outstanding communication skills, being both outspoken and a good listener simultaneously. You also have exceptional presentation skills and are deadly persuasive.

The offer:

A compensation package has been tailored to attract the best of candidates, starting with a 3-month probation period, followed by a permanent contract, possible % of bonus on won cases.

Annual Salary is flexible and very dependent on the applicant, a guide would be £16k-£25k (but not limited to that)