Paralegal - Grade 2

Litigation | Leeds | £23,000 - £27,000 | 37.5 hours

About the role

Working within the Litigation team, this Paralegal Grade 2 role will see you handle a full case load under the supervision of the Litigation management team.

You will be allocated Cases at the point the Defence is received and will remain with the case handler until conclusion. The role involves handling written, email and telephone correspondence from customers, clients, court and third parties and other departments, ensuring delivery is in line with client SLAs. You will also assist Supervisors with any legal research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and preparation of witness statements.
  • Reviewing evidence and deciding best course of action.
  • Assist Supervisors with any complex contested matters.
  • Drafting and preparation of hearing papers.
  • Assist with drafting any reply and/or defence to counterclaims.
  • Assist with drafting any ad-hoc applications.
  • Compliance with any directions and/or orders.
  • Duty to identify, raise and report any breaches in order to adhere to SRA and FCA principles.
  • Undertakes any other duties in line with the basic objectives of the post given to by management.

About you

BW Legal is seeking a strong team player who thrives working at a fast pace.

We are looking for someone who is motivated and works well with others but is also capable of using initiative and working on their own as required. You will demonstrate good organisation and time-management skills and be able to prioritise work and proactively manage cases.

As an excellent communicator, you will have good listening skills and cooperate with others to gain results. It is important that you are flexible in your approach to work and not afraid of change, with the ability to quickly understand new processes and apply these. Attention to detail is a must, as well as excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

Qualifications & experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Have a degree in law or have completed a suitable conversion degree (GDL).
  • Sound knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and Court Procedures.
  • To have a working understanding of the SRA and FCA principles.
  • A minimum of 1 year litigation case handling experience.
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar.

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Benefits

bwlegal health cash plan

death in service scheme

25 days holiday + bank holidays

paid birthday holiday

employee assistance programme

my wellness portal

thrive app

neyber loans

my staff shop

bw1 employee social club

free parking

on site subsidised cafe