Legal Assistant - Litigation - Edinburgh

Eversheds Sutherland
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Eversheds SutherlandRecognised by The Lawyer magazine as part of the “Litigation Elite”, Eversheds Sutherland's team of experts acts for major clients throughout the world. Our people regularly deal with large-scale matters involving multiple jurisdictions for multi-nationals through our award winning and groundbreaking approach to project management. We are lawyers who think strategically as well as legally, and provide our dispute managers with the resources they need to use their skills to the fullest.

Eversheds Sutherland has over 130 dedicated lawyers worldwide providing dispute management, ADR and contentious regulatory advice. Our people act for major clients including domestic and international banks, insurers, hedge funds, private banks, fund managers, brokers and proprietary traders. We rigorously project manage disputes through our award winning RAPID resolution approach, helping us to provide a seamless cross border service and cost certainty.
Key responsibilitiesOur Financial Services Disputes and Investigations group provides volume legal services to the UK's top financial institutions and insurers. Our client base includes leading banks, building societies, insurance companies, self-insured organisations in private and public sectors, insurance brokers and major plcs. We are looking for a paralegal to work in the Volume Mortgage Litigation team in Edinburgh.

The Paralegal will support the work of and be an essential part of litigation team and the successful candidate will work as part of the litigation team handling the mortgage enforcement and repossession work on behalf of our clients.

Skills and experienceA paralegal qualification is preferred (and certainly litigation experience in debt recovery). You must be IT literate.
Key competencies:You must be able to work effectively under pressure in order to meet deadlines, have excellent organisational skills and good attention to detail. Professional communication skills are a prerequisite. You must be able to work with minimal supervision and handle an ongoing caseload.

In addition to the above, Eversheds also require consciousness and full participation in the Firm’s commitment to equality and diversity, the environment and health and safety.

We’re a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds Sutherland , we believe that innovation comes from having an inclusive culture of genuine equality and diversity and we’re happy to help with any reasonable adjustments you may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.
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