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15 days ago
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Good Package
Location: Oxfordshire, Oxford
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A, Graduate, Post Graduate, Non-qualified
Contact: Jonathan Hoose
Sector: Commercial, Corporate, Commercial Contracts, Company, Mergers and acquisitions
Category: Fee Earner Jobs, Paralegal Jobs, Graduate/Trainee Jobs

Commercial / Corporate Paralegal - Oxford

Commercial / Corporate Paralegal - Oxford

A top 100 firm with offices across the South East is seeking a paralegal with Commercial / Corporate Law experience to join their expanding team based in Oxford. You will have a strong desire to pursue a career in Corporate / Commercial Law and have at least 1 year experience in this area of law. Ideally you will have at least a law degree and it is desirable for you to have completed the legal practice course, however, those without these qualifications will still be considered if they can demonstrate a genuine interest in Corporate / Commercial work.

Based in Oxford you will be working in the Corporate & Commercial team supporting partners and fee-earners by carrying out legal work, under supervision. In addition you will be carrying out administrative work where required.

Duties will include:
*Managing aspects of files managed by qualified lawyers and undertaking routine legal tasks, under supervision
*Under taking legal processes, under supervision, such as routine file management including file opening and billing
*Drafting 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
*Provide support for business development and marketing activities including preparing and researching marketing materials and writing articles and blogs where requested
*Attend BD events where appropriate to provide support and to build a network of business and client relationships
*Take an active part in promoting the firm through Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
*Provide legal support to designated fee earners and act as a legal resource for the wider team, providing help where required
*Ensure all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, including effective use of information management systems including storing and retrieving information

Behaviours:

*Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
*Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
*Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
*Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
*Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others.
*Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

If you are interested in this position please email me your CV for immediate consideration for interview.

Please contact Jonathan Hoose, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

Douglas Scott are a legal recruitment expert and the UK's leading law firms trust us with their legal vacancies. You can therefore apply for our London legal jobs with confidence. We are a regulated recruitment consultancy and will discuss this role and seek your approval before submitting an application directly to the decision maker.

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