Paralegal - Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution

England, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland
£20000 - £25000 per annum + ex bens
14 Sep 2021
12 Oct 2021
Helen Watson
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Litigation
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

I'm delighted to be assisting a great firm based in the North East with their recruitment for a Dispute Resolution Paralegal.

If you're looking to work for a truly inclusive firm with a great ethos and benefits then this could be the firm and role for you!

Ideally with a minimum of 2 years experience in Dispute Resolution, the successful Paralegal will:

Support the fee earners in the department by undertaking legal work by assisting the fee earners in the department to meet fee earning targets both monthly and annually.

Ensure the appropriate management of debtors, including obtaining funds on account of costs and disbursements, in accordance with departmental policy from time to time.

Participate in business development activities as and when required to include building,

maintaining and nurturing appropriate network of contacts, referrers and business partners with the aim of winning new work whilst also fostering and developing relationships with both existing and past clients to ensure repeat instructions are received.

You will also work with the BDM to develop and successfully market the department including to help create and implement business development strategies.

Assist in the production of advice articles for the firm and take an active role on social media

including firm and self-promotion.

Attend networking events on behalf of the firm.

Have excellent organisational, oral and written communication skills.

Have a strong academic background.

Have a self-starting approach to tasks and projects and have an ability to work on your own initiative.

Ideally, you will have well-developed interpersonal skills in order to inspire confidence in customers and colleagues, hold sound writing, drafting and legal research skills along with sound interviewing and advising, and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines and have excellent attention to detail.

Sounds like a great opportunity? It is!