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12 Month FTC: MIPTOC Paralegal at top UK Law Firm: to £32,000

  • Job Type :

    Contract

    Full-Time

  • Salary : Up to £32,000 + Excellent Benefits

A prestigious UK Law Firm is looking for a Paralegal to join them on an initial 12 month basis, working within the Media, IP, Technology, Outsourcing and Commercial team assisting Partners, Legal Directors, Associates and Trainees in London.  The work will be a mixture of commercial matters, data protection, IT, IP, Media and Commercial Litigation, in addition to Retail.  Responsibilities will include assisting with the conduct of litigation/arbitration/mediation and involvement in key stages, for example, pre-action, pleadings, disclosure, witness statements and settlement negotiations, assisting and, where appropriate, leading document review tasks including pre-action investigations, disclosure and data subject access requests. Liaising with the firm’s eDiscovery and Client Data team in respect of these, preparing draft correspondence and analysing key documents in litigation, legal research on discrete points for ongoing matters including using legal databases and other resources to obtain and review case law and articles, presenting this information in clear and concise reports, managing a workload of small claims with the support of a partner, including the production of various court documents, correspondence and liaising with claimant third-parties and the client with minimal supervision, assisting on strategically important business development initiatives, working with people across the entire firm and its international locations, attending client meetings/calls/conferences, occasionally with Counsel/experts, also preparing for and attending occasional Court hearings, taking minutes and preparing detailed file notes, organising papers and assimilating documents received from clients/third parties, preparing bundles (digital and hard copies) with support from the firm’s Reprographics team, preparing client-facing correspondence and reports such as engagement letters, progress updates and letters to clients and third-parties.  Candidates need to have a minimum of 6 month paralegal experience, preferably within Commercial Litigation or IP, excellent academics and great attention to detail and communication skills.