Paralegal - Litigation

Edinburgh

£Excellent

Utopian Recruitment is working in partnership with an International organisation looking to recruit an experienced Paralegal from a Litigation background.

This opportunity isn’t advertised often and would suit a professional Paralegal and/or Secretary looking to utilise their skills within a new environment and work within a really great team.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the fee earners on day to day file management
  • Liaising with third parties
  • Preparing court bundles
  • Drafting letters of instruction, requests, Instructions to Counsel
  • Preparing briefing notes, action plans, file notes and attendance notes
  • Reviewing reports and statements and other relevant documents
  • Drafting and proof-reading documents
  • Liaising with and meeting clients with a high level of professionalism
  • Photocopying, scanning, filing and other administrative tasks
  • Conducting research and keeping up to date with legal and industry practices
  • Managing day to day deadlines with the ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ensure files and spreadsheets are maintained and updated
  • Adhoc tasks as required

To be considered for this opportunity, our client requires the following background and/or experience:

  • LPC qualified or equivalent
  • An undergraduate law degree or equivalent (minimum 2:1 required)
  • Previous paralegal experience within personal injury litigation preferred
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently by managing time in a fast pace environment
  • A Professional manner with the ability to build relationship internally and externally
  • Assertive and confident to managing expectations
  • Ability to juggle a variety of tasks
  • Professional and articulate with a naturally proactive and positive attitude

This role is permanent, working full time Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You will receive some great benefits including a generous holiday allowance and company benefits.

Our client is open to discussing salary expectations for the right person!

For more information, to apply or to have a confidential chat, please do get in touch ASAP!

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