Research Paralegal

Law Support
11 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This large UK law firm, are looking to hire an interim Knowledge Paralegal to support the Partners & Associates across various practice groups.

Working with the Knowledge and Learning & Development teas, key duties will include;

  • Research for KDLs and practice groups
  • Preliminary drafting and amending of legal documents
  • Following up items of knowhow raised by fee earners at knowhow meetings or with the KDL, and providing an initial abstract of their contents for review;
  • Pulling together collections of material on particular topics and producing first draft index and summaries for review;
  • Reviewing cases and other new materials and producing first draft summaries for review;
  • Working with and supporting KDLs and fee earners on individual KM projects, for example helping to pull together and index collections of material on particular topics;
  • Taking responsibility for collecting, collating and indexing the collection of knowhow in the relevant area generally and arranging for it to be entered in the firm’s knowhow system;
  • Gathering together examples of useful documents and agreements to form the basis of a precedent collection in the relevant area
  • Where a service line or practice area has a KM rota for helping with knowhow meetings and taking on KM projects, the paralegal will work closely with the fee-earners on that rota;
  • Assisting with administrative KM tasks, such as helping to organise the legal training sessions in the practice groups;

Candidates must have excellent academics up to LPC level, and have experience in a legal researcher knowledge paralegal environment with exposure to a number of databases. First class written and communication skills are required as well as the ability to work in a logical and accurate manner. This role is hands on and very busy so candidates must have experience with managing their own workload. To apply contact Neil Hagan quoting ref; NH-KP-08.05.17