Paralegal - Intellectual Property

Belfast, UK
21 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an international, innovative, leading Law Firm.

Our client is a firm believer in encouraging and developing talent, always aiming to get the best from their employees. You would be joining an existing team with extensive expertise and knowledge that delivers real results for their clients. This ensures a huge sense of pride across the business whilst the firm invest heavily in helping the team develop whilst also heavily rewarding the team's success. The staff benefits package includes:

Competitive salary dependent on your level of experience

Altered Start/Finish Time (ASFT) - booked time off/made up either before or after time taken

Death-in-Service (IF a member of the Pension scheme)

Private healthcare (after two years' service)

25 days per annum holiday entitlement

Holiday entitlement can be used in one hour blocks

Additional 5 days National Public Holidays (New Years' Day, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing/St Stephen's Day plus one other day per office e.g. 12 July for Northern Ireland)

Condensed working hours (4 hours) on Christmas Eve, New Years' Eve and Good Friday

Additional entitlement due to length of service after 5 years up to a maximum of a further 5 days

Free eye tests

Annual free flu jabs

Computer-share Childcare voucher scheme

Ride to Work cycle scheme

Loyalty awards after 5 years, 20 years, 25 years and 40 years

Employee Counselling Service

Microsoft Home Use Program

Unused Holidays to Cash Scheme

The Role:

Responsible for the day to day correspondence for a busy intellectual property team which will include general tasks such as:

Deadline management

Filing applications and related documents with a variety of Trade Mark Offices

Client work instructions and internal processes

Communicating with clients and foreign attorneys

Review considerations from outside counsel

Assist with updating and deadline duties

Manage prosecution files and attorney schedules

Coordinate diaries, meetings, conferences, and group events

Dealing with invoices and expense reports, prepare purchase orders, maintain informational spreadsheets and generate reports

Dealing with day to day queries to and from the firm's offices in Europe and the USA

Liaising with the UK and European Trade Mark Offices

Liaising with International agents

Candidate Requirements:

The position would suit a recent graduate (law preferably but not essential) or someone who has worked in a formalities role and is now looking to expand their knowledge and has:

Attention to detail

Organisational skills

Ability to work on their own initiative

Excellent communication skills

Experience working to precise deadlines

The capability to prioritise, take instruction and work under pressure

Apply on-line to be considered - good luck!

Please be aware that TM Resourcing are a recruitment agency acting on behalf of our client for this vacancy.

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