Public Law Paralegal

London (City of), London (Greater)
£23,000 per annum
11 Jun 2024
09 Jul 2024
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Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Public Law Paralegal

A Legal500, Leading law firm with offices across UK are looking to recruit dedicated Public Law Paralegals for highly sought permanent position.

Gemini Recruitment are currently partnering with a large and established law firm. Our client serves corporate entities and private individuals in over 25 practice areas from offices throughout London and across England and Wales.  Our client’s accomplishments are acknowledged and recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a top tier firm.

Our client holds the Investors in People Gold Accreditation Quality Standard Mark and is LEXCEL, Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001-2013 accredited and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

Public Law Department Background

Our client’s Public Law department has experience in all aspects of civil liberties and judicial review against the HMRC, local authority, NHS, planning Judicial Review including obtaining emergency orders and other interim relief to prevent breaches of human rights.  Their department regularly follow up judicial reviews with actions for damages in both the County and High Courts and successfully pursue matters to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

The quality of the department is repeatedly demonstrated by its high success rates, with award winning cases, many of which are recorded in the reported case journals, raising new and important issues, and creating legal precedents for the future.

The Public Law Department is recognised as a leader in its field by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for its depth of experience in immigration and civil liberties challenges. As a well-established firm, our client is well known to the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), the Courts, and the Government Legal Department (GLD).

Our client also collaborates with other firms on funding and case management issues, and has a close working relationship with a number of barristers’ chambers with relevant expertise in public law.

Our client carries out both publicly and privately funded work.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report directly to Department Director
  • Professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs
  • Assisting with casework including dealing with a range of Public Law matters (LAA Funded and Private client work)
  • Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Preparing and managing funding applications to the Legal Aid Agency,
  • Preparing draft documents including witness statements and processing evidence
  • Preparing applications (incl. drafting application forms, index of documents and letters of representations)
  • Attending conferences and court
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures
  • Implementing any recommendations made by your supervisor following monthly file reviews ensuring that these are dealt with promptly
  • Ensuring compliance with file management.

Key Skills Required

  • Immigration Accreditation preferred
  • Demonstrate passion and experience in a broad range of LAA funded Public Law
  • A strong academic background with a Law degree
  • Legal experience as an Public Law Paralegal/Advisor
  • Clear understanding and application of Public Law
  • Business acumen and the ability to market the Company
  • Excellent communications skills to work effectively with all types of people
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills and ability to use own initiative but know when to seek guidance
  • Excellent IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and document management skills

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other duties as reasonably required.

On offer is an competitive salary package, a supportive team environment and real prospects for promotion. The Company will allow hybrid-working in accordance with the company policy.

About Gemini Recruitment:

Gemini Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency specialising in legal recruitment. We provide a highly focused service specialising in placements for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff. We have intimate knowledge of specific opportunities in the legal market across the UK.

The company is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity and inclusivity of its staff and strives to ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of the communities they serve.

The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws.   Background checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role.

If you are keen to begin your career with a firm that’s committed to training a new generation of Solicitors, apply now for one of our agents to contact you.

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