Litigation Assistant / Paralegal

Cordant Group
16 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Litigation Assistant / Paralegal

Northampton (Or commutable distance)

£20,000-£24,000 DOE

Cordant Group - Adam Stirling

The Cordant Group is looking for a Litigation Assistant or Litigation Paralegal to join the busy Group Legal Services team.

Do you have experience dealing with litigation and commercial disputes? Are you looking for a role that allows you to manage your own litigation caseload with support from a wider team? Would you love the opportunity to expand your legal skills and make a difference to the company you are working for? Then this is the job for you.

The main duties in this wide-ranging litigation role are:

* providing advice to senior management team, credit control and other key stakeholders

* running own caseload with some supervision

* reviewing and evaluating evidence in order to determine and advise on legal risks and mitigation, including recommendations as to next steps and prospects of success

* understanding, applying and advising on the impact of commercial terms, witness evidence and other evidence in respect of actual or potential litigation

* negotiating settlements (by telephone or face to face), payment plans, mediations and other conciliations on behalf of the company

* issuing legal notices, claims and ancillary orders, directions and other papers, ensuring compliance with Civil Procedure Rules and pre-action protocols where applicable

* managing enforcement of judgments/debts in line with business requirements

* attending hearings and representing the company in legal matters and disputes

* assisting with insurance matters (e.g. insurance claims)

* maintaining an accurate record of all matters in order to ensure business transparency and continuity within the legal team

* supporting the Head of Group Legal Services/General Counsel and/or others within the team with ad hoc litigation and ancillary legal work from time to time

* sharing knowledge on legal topics with others in the team and business, on an ad hoc basis and/or as requested to from time to time

* proactively developing own legal technical knowledge

* providing other legal support as may be requested from time to time, in line with working in an in-house legal team

* provide overflow support for employment tribunals and disputes

Are you the right person?

At the Cordant group we are dedicated to recruiting the right individuals who can operate in a way that adheres to our core company values. Can you operate with candour and work collaboratively to create opportunities through a relentless work ethic?

The ideal candidate will have a legal background/previous experience* within a law firm or in-house legal team, although this does not have to within credit/debt recovery, for example:

* experienced litigation secretary

* experienced commercial legal assistant or paralegal

* experienced litigation assistant, small claims manager/handler, paralegal or similar

About us

The Cordant Group is a £850+ million business and is recognised nationally as the UK's largest social enterprise. Operating with transparency, integrity, passion and innovation across all industry sectors, this role will open many opportunities for anyone seeking to fulfil ambitious career aspirations.

What next?

If this opportunity grabs your interest then you can apply via the button below. If you wish for further information about this role or a confidential conversation in the first instance you can contact Adam Stirling at Cordant Group or find me on LinkedIn.

Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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