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Paralegal (0660)

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal in our Fast Track department in our Sheffield office on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Working within the Litigation team in the Fast Track department, you will have your own caseload to manage, taking instructions from clients and assisting with the giving of legal advice, including obtaining evidence and, where appropriate, assist with litigation, to achieve appropriate resolutions for the clients. You will be degree educated and will have experience of personal injury claims.

As a Paralegal you will play an integral role in the team, working together with a Partner and experienced Solicitors to provide legal support on a number of cases to deliver an outstanding client experience and to progress the litigation. You will be responsible for ensuring that client queries are dealt with quickly, efficiently and with empathy, taking appropriate actions. You will work independently under supervision and as part of a team to assist in progressing cases.
To be successful in this role you must;

• Have appropriate legal knowledge and Litigation experience to support qualified Case Handlers to progress legal cases.
• Be organised and have the ability to work quickly and accurately in a growing and demanding area of the business to meet personal targets.
• Be proactive and able to work independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.
• Be able to produce high quality written work.
• Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition.
• Be comfortable using new IT systems.
• Completion of Law degree and/or Legal Practice Course would be an advantage; however we would also welcome applicants who are well established Paralegals looking to forge a new career with IM.

If you are an experienced, dynamic and self-motivated individual who thrives in a busy, team environment, please apply now.

The Benefits

In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

The background checks made will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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Location
Sheffield
Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Litigation (Fast-Track)
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Sheffield
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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