Senior Commercial Litigation Paralegal

13 May 2022
10 Jun 2022
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Litigation
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Commercial Litigation Paralegal to join a top, international law firm on a permanent basis.
The firm’s Commercial Litigation / Arbitration practice is widely-considered to be one of the best in Europe. Their practitioners are market-leading and globally-renowned and they boast an enviable client list of prominent blue-chip clients, whom they advise on commercial and investment treaty arbitration.
They have a particular specialism in energy and national resources, whilst also representing clients from the financial services and automotive sectors. Their cases frequently arise from M&A deals as well as distributions issues and construction contracts. They often advise on matters involving Latin America and the Middle East, representing both states and investors.
The role:
The successful Senior Commercial Litigation Paralegal’s responsibilities will include:
  • Working in a senior capacity to supervise and delegate work to the team’s paralegals.
  • Managing and coordinating projects and competing deadlines across multiple cases.
  • Work independently or as part of a team on all paralegal aspects of assigned cases and hearings.
  • Advising fee earners teams on best practice approach to procedural and administrative aspects of cases including legal filings, document productions and hearings.
  • Undertaking exhibit preparation and quality-checking as well as uploading of finalised materials.
  • Filing arbitration and court documentation.
  • Maintaining hard-copy and electronic case files as well as procedural correspondence.
  • Cite-checking and proofreading drafts.
  • Liaising with third-party vendors including logistics for the organisation of in-person, hybrid and virtual hearings.
  • Attending arbitration and court hearings to provide paralegal and logistics support.
About you:
The ideal Senior Commercial Litigation Paralegal will have around five years’ arbitration/litigation experience, along with:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Someone who enjoys a fast-paced working environment and has the ability to manage competing deadlines and expectations.
  • Demonstrable understanding of legal terminology, legal principles and the procedural aspects of arbitration.
  • Additional language skills would be advantageous, e.g. French, Spanish or Arabic.
  • Prior experience managing more junior paralegals.
  • Team player who is supportive of, and can work closely and proactively with, colleagues across multiple offices.
  • Professional approach and an ability to represent the Firm to external clients.
  • Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills.
  • High level of attention to detail to produce accurate and error-free work.
  • Willingness to travel on Firm business where required.
This is a fantastic opportunity to for a Senior Commercial Litigation Paralegal to step into a high profile role in a globally-renowned firm. You will play a key role in the arbitration and litigation processes, acting as an ambassador for the firm with external clients and third-party vendors and managing junior paralegals. In return you will work on high-calibre matters and receive an excellent salary of £50,000 per annum. Please apply today to be considered!

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