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Paralegal – Contentious Trusts and Probate

Commercial litigation, sector-specialist team

 

Hours

Full time

Contract

Permanent

Team

Commercial litigation, sector-specialist team

Location

Exeter, Devon

Hybrid working

Yes

Deadline

30th June 2022

 

What you’ll be doing

Our team of litigators acts for a wide range of clients from individuals, small businesses, charities, hotel chains and housing associations.  The team has experienced advocates who can represent clients in action in for example, the High Court and District Registries, the local County Courts and Tribunals.   In employment matters the team advises exclusively employers on everything from services for directors and senior managers, TUPE, redundancy, disciplinary proceedings and tribunal claims.

The team is expanding and requires a paralegal to join them.  The role will be particularly suited to a candidate who has experience of, or an interest in, contentious trusts and probate.  You will also be exposed to other areas of the teams work including construction disputes and property litigation.

Your standard responsibilities will include fielding initial enquiries, onboarding new clients and closing off concluded matters, using the firm’s IT systems and packages, proof reading and updating dictated work, dealing with emailed or telephone client enquires, document production, case management and assisting lawyers generally with administrative responsibilities. 

 

What we’re looking for

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and whilst you may have experience gained from a similar role, it will be more important for you to be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in contentious work.

You will be confident in communicating with our clients and, under our lawyers’ direction, will be comfortable ensuring that clients have the information they need if our lawyers are engaged elsewhere. 

 

What you’ll have

You will be very well organised and will enjoy organising others.  You will have a ‘can-do’ attitude and will be happy to adapt to the requirements of the tasks facing you.  Ideally you will be able to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and how you have used these in your previous positions. 

An ability and a willingness to work as part of a team with the aim of achieving a common goal would be beneficial. 

 

What we have

We believe that our people are our most important asset, and are committed to supporting our teams, cultivating a healthy culture of challenge and expectation with support and care. We invest in our teams and our infrastructure to ensure that we attract and retain talented staff, and are committed to giving all colleagues the opportunity to reach their full potential, with a real focus on training and development.

Our values; high quality work, healthy growth and happy teams are at the heart of everything we do. Find out more about our vision and values, commitment to colleague wellbeing, and colleague benefits below.

Our employee benefits     Our vision and values

Our commitment to colleague wellbeing

 

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