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7 months ago
Salary: Competitive
Company benefits: Healthcare, Pension scheme, Cycle to work scheme
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Recruitment Team
Sector: Other
Category: Paralegal Jobs

Job Introduction

We are looking for an Augustines Injury Law Paralegal to join our team in Bristol to work with colleagues to help clients succeed in realising their business or personal objectives, through the efficient delivery of appropriate legal assistance. 

Main Responsibilities

Key tasks

  • File opening and administration.
  • Lexcel compliance preparation such as scanning and carrying out money laundering processes.
  • Filing closure and archiving.
  • Legal research on new issues.
  • Providing assistance with marketing material including drafting articles, presentations and general business development.
  • Taking opportunities to further legal skills and training.
  • Complying with the departmental requirements for the use of secretaries.
  • Assisting fee earners with tasks delegated by supervisor; eg: helping with letters & reports to clients, billing etc.
  • Running Personal Injury Portal cases from beginning to conclusion.
  • Becoming familiar with operating procedures and systems required of fee earners at Veale Wasbrough Vizards in terms of case management, billing, file opening, money laundering compliance, archiving and accounts procedures.
  • Contributing where appropriate, as part of a department to marketing, cross-selling, quality and operational issues and to introduce clients to the firm wherever possible.
  • Being a team-player in terms of the workgroup, department and where appropriate to the Firm as a whole.

The Ideal Candidate

Required skills, knowledge and experience

At least 6 months of previous legal experience in a similar position and preferably LPC/ILEX qualified. Must be organised, possess good client care skills and be a team player. Familiarity with and confidence in the use of office IT and other applications; document management; good typing skills. The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, internally and externally with clients and with third parties.

Required skills

The ability to:

  • Advocating and present orally when required;
  • Conducting effective case and transaction management;
  • Communicating concisely both verbally and in writing with colleagues and clients.
  • Researching the relevant legal thoroughly and accurately.

About VWV

VWV is a full service law firm ranked as a leader in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories. Our firm-wide core values of teamwork and collaboration, putting the client at the centre of the firm and taking a commercial approach ensure a dedicated and expert service to all of our clients. Our high standards have been recognised by the Law Society through Lexcel and their Conveyancing Quality schemes.

With over 400 members of staff across four offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, we are a medium size national law firm with a commitment to the training and development of our employees at all levels. This can be demonstrated by our Bronze Investors in People accreditation. On top of this, we have the reputation of being a friendly firm with approachable staff in all areas of the business. 96% of our clients say they would recommend us which, we believe, is a strong indicator of our culture.

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