Paralegal (12 month FTC)
Withy King LLP
Oxford, UK
6d ago

About the Role

Situated in the heart of stunning Oxford, our dedicated Personal Injury team are looking to appoint a proactive Paralegal to join their friendly department on a 12 month FTC.

As a Paralegal you will provide an important link between the client and the firm, having some responsibility for aspects of file management, under supervision.

Other responsibilities for this role include :

  • Manage aspects of files that are managed by qualified lawyers and carry out simple, routine tasks
  • Under take legal processes, under supervision
  • All administrative duties associated with this role.
  • Draft legal documents using appropriate precedents and templates which address all relevant legal and factual issues and accurately reflect the client’s instructions
  • Undertake effective legal research, using appropriate methods and sourcing, presenting the results accurately and clearly
  • Meet and exceed client service needs in all aspects of work.
  • Learn firm policies and business processes, ensuring compliance particularly with regards to confidentiality, security , data protection and file retention and destruction requirements
  • Undertake all training relating to risk & compliance, keeping up to date with changes and best practice
  • Ensure all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, including effective use of information management systems including storing and retrieving information
  • Support fee earners to prepare for BD & marketing activities
  • Attend RWK BD events where appropriate
  • Take an active part in promoting the firm through Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Begin to build business relationships with 3rd parties under supervision (e.g. agents, referrers, experts), responding to enquiries and building a good rapport
  • About You

    We are looking for a committed legal professional who can work as an effective team member and provide support and work in a busy dynamic working environment.

    Knowledge -

  • Legal qualifications (LLB or cILEX) Desirable
  • Skills -

  • Previous experience within a Paralegal or Legal Assistant role Essential
  • Excellent organisation capability with the ability to effectively prioritise Essential
  • Client service focused Essential
  • Ability to undertake basic legal work under supervision Essential
  • Behaviours :

    Positive Attitude to Work - Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment. Essential

    Effective Communicator - Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English. Essential

    Self Aware - Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression. Essential

    Team Player - Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others. Essential

    Resilient - Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King. Essential

    Open to Change - Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

    Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.

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