Paralegal

Recruiter
Thrings LLP
Location
Swindon
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Dec 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The firm

As one of the UK’s Top 100 law firms with offices in London, Bristol, Southampton, Swindon and Bath, Thrings’ strategic growth over the past five years has provided a platform to build on the commercial focus of the firm and to offer the complete service for businesses and their owners. Thrings offers specialist advice in sectors such as Aerospace and Defence, Agriculture, Energy and Waste, Innovation and Technology, and Financial Services from partner-led teams whose expertise matches that found in much larger City firms.

The team

The team consists of 3 Partners; 2 Associates; NQ Solicitor, Recoveries Manager, Trainee Solicitor and support staff. The team is divided into core practice areas including Commercial, Contentious Probate, Product Liability, and Financial Services litigation. The team members identify and manage risk for the Firm’s clients, and prides itself in forging trusted and personal relationships.

Purpose of the role

To provide litigation fee earning support to all members of the team, including handling of files, contact with clients and other parties, and general administrative tasks.

This role might suit someone wanting to consider a change in scenery; to be a part of a growing top 100 law firm with a strong ethos on work life balance, and client care; to be a part of a rapidly growing team - with plenty of opportunity to develop and make their mark! The opportunities really are endless for those with a desire to be a part of something bigger.

Our Swindon office is what we class as our Head Office; where our corporate inductions, and majority of training courses take place; not to mention Pilate’s class on Friday’s! With a large kitchen break-out area to meet with fellow colleagues over lunch or to have informal catch up, with plenty of parking on the grounds and surrounding areas of the office; Tesco’s and local coffee shops only a 15minute walk away.

The culture of the office is down to earth, fun-loving, team focused, collaborative; a family away from home.

Please check out the website below for further reasons why Swindon is the place for you:

switchontoswindon.com

We ideally would like the candidate to start Nov / Dec 2017

Responsibilities

•To provide audio and copy typing services, producing letters and documents utilising word processing facilities as appropriate, ensuring the highest levels of speed, accuracy, presentation & confidentiality.

•To manage appropriate filing systems, including file management on the word processor, following correct procedure to aid rapid retrieval and provide an effective source of information.

•Matter opening ensuring internal risk procedures are adhered to

•Liaising with clients, and responding to basic queries around matters.

•Assisting all team members in delivering a quality client service.

•Assisting the team in delivering the Business Plan.

•To comply with internal policies and practices, and the external SRA Code of Practice.

•To achieve personal performance targets, and to assist the team in delivering the annual budget.

•Assist Fee Earner/Partner with the conduct of certain smaller matters.

•Assist Fee Earner/Partner with the drafting of a variety of documentation.

Skills and experience Essential

•Law Degree or equivalent professional qualification.

•LPC preferable

•Flexibility to travel between sites Desirable

•Existing dispute resolution experience

Benefits on offer at Thrings: There are many benefits to working at Thrings: Our culture and best practice in all our working relationships provide the key elements that contribute to Thrings being a great place to work. In addition, you will receive a competitive salary, core benefits including life assurance, private medical cover and health cash plans, 25 days holiday and a flexible benefits package.