Paralegal St Philips Point
Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands
3d ago

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our market leading Employment, Pensions and Immigration team advises employers across the UK on all aspects of employment, pensions and immigration law.

Our clients are some of the UK's largest and best known employers. We believe that the quality of our clients and strength of our relationships with our clients speaks volumes about the quality of the service we provide.

The role

To give daily advice to client managers via telephone helplines.

There are secondment opportunities for this position which range from a day at the client premises to up to six months secondment

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Provide telephone and written advice on a Helpline directly to client managers

Use template letters and create bespoke correspondence for client managers to use as part of their employee relations process

Compile precedents and keep precedents files up to date

Conduct legal research

Attend meetings with clients

Liaise with Tribunal via telephone

Research and keep abreast of recent case law and developments in Employment Law

Prepare training and giving presentations internally and externally

Work closely with team members in order to ensure deadlines are met

Perform ad hoc administrative tasks including opening new files and key dates

Complete MI procedures as and when required

Achieve set financial and chargeable targets

Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to

Comply with relevant policies and procedures

Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role

The person specification

Some knowledge of Employment Law and Employee Relations is essential (ACAS Code, Types of employment claims, Employment, Tribunal process)

  • Team player
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and to complete work independently
  • Experience of working effectively with others in a similar work setting and to be able to work on own initiative (prioritise key dates)
  • Excellent communication skills telephone and written
  • Previous paralegal experience would be an advantage
  • Be confident in multi tasking and working under pressure
  • Confident handling of Microsoft Office (in particular, excel)
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Please note :

    Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

    The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks.

    Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

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