Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Recruiter
Carousel Consultancy
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Oct 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An interesting contract role as a Paralegal / Legal Assistant in the Regulatory division of a popular City based law firm has become immediately available due to expansion.
Please note: the following is required to be considered for this role:
* Strong legal experience (min. 6 months - 1 year)
* Excellent A Level grades, Degree and LPC / BPTC desired
* Witness statement experience
* Experience with own caseloads
This Legal Assistant / Paralegal role would suit ambitious and confident graduates with excellent academic grades, knowledge and experience of Regulatory law and experience of managing their own case loads in a fast-paced legal environment.
As well as outstanding research skills, you’ll also have some experience of preparing bundles for hearings and taking and preparing witness statements.
Some UK travel and possible overnight stays required in this role.
With a proactive nature, a professional demeanour and a hard working attitude you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills.
Key responsibilities in the Paralegal / Legal Assistant role includes:
* Consideration of papers received on instruction
* Liaising and speaking with witnesses in order to take statements from them
* Drafting witness statements
* Obtaining documentary evidence
* Drafting case summaries and legal documents
* Client and witness liaison
* Preparing bundles for hearings
* Various administrative tasks
* Document management including using internal electronic systems to progress cases and provide update reports to clients
Key skills, experience and attributes required to be successful in these positions include:
* Graduate level, ideally 2.1 degree or above and excellent A Level results
* LPC or BPTC graduates
* Previous experience working as Paralegal or Legal Assistant
* Experience in Regulatory / Professional Discipline law is highly beneficial
* Experience of taking and preparing witness statements
* Experience of preparing bundles for hearings
* Experience and ability to manage own case loads
* Excellent research and administration skills and experience of dealing with and managing large quantities of documentation
* Exceptional language skills, both written and spoken including spelling and grammar and confident communication skills
* Highly organised, meticulous and ability to multi-task
* Strong IT skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
* Interest and enthusiasm for law
* Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
* Professional, diplomatic, confident and hardworking
If you feel you have the necessary skills required for this Paralegal / Legal Assistant position, then we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your CV in Word format quoting ‘LO - Paralegal / Legal Asst - Regulatory

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