Litigation Paralegal

Recruiter
BW Legal
Location
Leeds
Salary
£21,000 per annum + benefits
Posted
14 Apr 2017
Closes
14 May 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title:

Litigation Paralegal

Location:

Apex View, Leeds

Hours:

37.5hrs (Mon – Fri)

Salary:

£21k + benefits

Do you want to work for an award winning Law Firm?

Are you passionate about providing an excellent customer service?

Why not join the BW Legal team?

With over 20 years experience in credit management, debt collection and debt purchase and 15 years experience within legal recoveries, BW Legal is an award winning debt recovery law firm based in Leeds.BW Legal represents international financial institutions, corporates & SMEs alike. A clear understanding of the needs of clients in our chosen sectors led us to create the flexibility to develop & deliver bespoke solutions.

Recognised as the leading specialist in volume legal services, there are a number of exciting opportunities to join our growing team on a full time, permanent basis delivering an excellent customer journey for our clients’ customers through a bespoke, best-in class service?

Job Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to expand their experience in the Legal or Financial sectors with a rapidly growing company which see the Litigation Department as an essential part of the business to sustain its continued growth.

As a Paralegal, under solicitor supervision, your role would be to handle a shared high volume case load of non-contested and contested litigation matters, progressing County Court actions from the point of issue through to enforcement.The successful candidate would need to have relevant work experience at a Law Firm handling volume small claims caseload with Liberate case management system experience.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

·Handling any written or verbal communications from customers, clients, Court and 3rd parties

·Carrying out mediation hearings

·File reviews and decision making on cases throughout the litigation cycle in line with internal and external service level agreements.

·Liaising with clients to obtain supporting documentation to support a defended claim

·Provide support to our Legal Executives and Solicitors on contested matters as directed by the Litigation Team Leader

·Preparation of witness statements

·Carrying out mediations

Qualifications & Experience

·Law degree or 12 months + experience in volume litigation role (Essential)

·You must be eligible to work in the UK. (Essential)

·Experience of working on Liberate case management system (Essential)

·CILEX - studying towards or completed (Desirable)

·LPC (Desirable)

Attributes & Behaviors

·Sound technical knowledge of the small claims Court process

·Ability to identify and achieve solutions to problems and disputes

·Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

·Understanding of the SRA codes of conduct and FCA rules

·Strong team player

We offer

·An excellent employment package with competitive salary

·Free onsite parking

·25 days’ holiday + bank holidays

·Career progression opportunities

·Contributory pension

·Staff Social Club

Why not take the time to take the first steps today towards joining our growing team?

Please note that successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check.