Legal Assistant
NHBC
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
14d ago

Job Description

NHBC has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join the team working in Milton Keynes. You will work on a full time, permanent basis and earn a highly competitive salary of £33,500 to £39,000 p er annum.

Our purpose is to work with the house building industry to raise the standards of new homes and provide protection for homeowners.

Homes are at the heart of all our lives and our employees are proud to be making a difference to improving the standards of house building in the UK.

Being an independent non-profit distributing company with no shareholders enables us to focus on our mission. NHBC is the home warranty provider of choice, we currently insure over 1.

6m homes, with a market share of approximately 80%.

The UK continues to see an increase in the number of new homes being built and the opportunities here are immense. Join us and we’ll offer constant challenge and ample scope to build a career in a refreshingly open, inspiring and friendly environment.

About the Legal Assistant role

  • To provide administrative and paralegal support to NHBC’s legal team.
  • You will play a key role in setting up and managing systems and processes to ensure the efficient running of the department, as well as undertaking paralegal tasks.
  • This is a demanding role that requires high levels of confidentiality and professionalism as well as a pro-active mind set, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Our ideal Legal Assistant

    To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you will currently be an experienced Legal Assistant with familiarity of the County Court and High Court litigation procedure and processes.

    With excellent IT literacy skills and a high attention to detail, a core criteria will be to have interpersonal skills that cover high levels of integrity, due skill, care and diligence at all times.

    The job profile will include examples of the following :

  • Assisting a team of seven solicitors with cross disciplines of litigation, commercial and regulatory.
  • Implementing new departmental procedures and processes to drive efficiencies.
  • Understanding of litigation processes and commercial contracts, and active involvement in defending litigation by appropriate escalation to the solicitors.
  • Preparation of enclosures / exhibits to letters / legal documents / witness statements.
  • Gain knowledge and insight into legal procedures keeps up to date with relevant changes.
  • Drafting of legal forms and documents.
  • Salary / Benefits you’ll receive as our Legal Assistant :

  • £33,500 to £39,000 (depending on experience).
  • 6% bonus.
  • 25 days pa annual leave with additional days for long service.
  • Pension scheme accredited to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution) with life assurance of 4 x salary.
  • Funded private medical insurance.
  • Tax efficient childcare vouchers and cycle purchase scheme.
  • High street discounts and preferential gym rates.
  • Employee assistance programme.
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