Legal Assistant / Paralegal - Northampton

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Location
Northampton
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal Assistant / Paralegal [potential to take on as a Trainee Solicitor] Northampton Excellent Salary & Benefits package Firm Overview The practice is a specialist Litigation firm. We specialise in offering Litigation services to small and medium sized enterprises and key individuals who operate within such companies and organisations. We are a well-established small firm and we have built a strong reputation for the work we do. Our founder has been in practice as a commercial litigator since 1989. The firm has four offices in Northampton, Wellingborough, Birmingham and an associate office in Portugal. Legal Assistant / Paralegal - Benefits: Excellent Salary package up to £20,000 per annum negotiable Regular Salary increases linked to performance 29 days holiday Training and Support provided Enjoyable and professional working environment Legal Assistant / Paralegal – Key Skills: Since we are specialist firm, we mostly handle commercial and civil litigation on behalf of our clients. This work tends to be complex litigation in the High and County Court. We are looking to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds. A strong academic record is important, preferably with an upper second-class degree or above. In addition to this, you will have also passed the LPC with either a commendation or distinction. Previous experience in a law firm particularly in litigation is preferable together with an interest in advocacy. The ideal candidate will ensure effective case management of the file delegated to him/her and provide legal services under the supervision of a Solicitor. This will involve communicating with clients and frequently updating them. In addition to this it will also involve advising clients on legal and procedural matters under the supervision of a Solicitor. You will need to carry out case research, take witness statements, prepare legal arguments and even conduct advocacy at certain hearings. If this sounds like a Legal Assistant / Paralegal [Trainee Solicitor] role that will capture your interest and you are seeking to work towards a progressive career in law, then we would be keen to speak to you. Please apply today by uploading your CV including a front page/covering letter. Be prepared to answer the following questions when you apply: Why you would like to qualify ultimately as a Litigation Solicitor/Solicitor-Advocate; Why you are suitable for this role; If for whatever reason you have extenuating circumstances which mean that you did not attain the minimum grade requirements, you should set out what the circumstances were in your CV covering letter. Finally, you should also set out if you are not local to the Northamptonshire area what steps you would take to commute into work or if you are likely to relocate. We are an Equal opportunities employer

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