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Paralegal Dispute Resolution

Salary: Salary negotiable

Location: Sunderland

Job Type: Permanent

Gillespie Recruitment  are delighted to be working with one of the regions’  leading law firms. Our client is seeking an experienced Paralegal to work alongside their busy Dispute Resolution team. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years of experience of dealing with dispute resolution/civil litigation matters. The ideal candidate will –

❑ Have sound and relevant experience gained within a similar role.

❑ Support the fee earners in the department by undertaking legal work for the benefit of the clients of our firm.

❑ Ensure ongoing competency training including completing compliance training.

❑ Work loyally and effectively as a member of their firm and always with their core values in mind.

❑ Assist 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 their 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 our client.

❑ 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.

In addition the successful candidate will –

❑ Have well-developed interpersonal skills – an ability to interact with people at all levels and able to inspire confidence in customers and colleagues.

❑ Hold sound writing, drafting and legal research skills along with sound interviewing and advising skills.

❑ Have the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines and have excellent attention to detail.

❑ Have the ability to learn quickly and flexibly to take on new types and complexities of work.

❑ Have the ability to remain calm and professionally detached in all circumstances.

❑ Have the ability to work as part of a team and committed to a career in dispute resolution.

❑ Have a flexible and proactive approach.

❑ Be commercially aware.

❑ Have ambition and commitment to self-development.

❑ Be proficient in all usual technical packages to include Outlook, Word and other Microsoft packages whilst also having the ability to use an electronic case management system.


If this role is of interest to you then please get in touch!

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