7 months ago
Legal Solutions Centre
Corporate & Commercial
It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm and our vision and our culture truly reflects that. At the heart of this is an outstanding client experience, something that Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on, and it's something that we've become so well known for. We believe it's what will support the growth of our business, allow us to do rewarding and profitable work and create a sustainable business for our people. Central to all of this are our very talented lawyers, but they couldn't achieve their results without the ongoing support from our Paralegals who have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining efficient and cost effective service delivery on behalf of our lawyers and clients.
The Legal Solutions centre is home to our dedicated Paralegal Team, and they are now on the lookout for a Managing Paralegal in their Corporate and Commercial Support team, Plymouth. This team specialise, predominately, in contract formation and negotiation work, but there are also opportunities for the team to get involved with the wider projects within the Legal Solution Centre. The successful applicant would lead the work on a range of matters including dealing with the allocation and progression of basic contract work, assisting with more bespoke matters alongside the instructing solicitor, and project manager, and ensuring incoming tasks and queries in this respect are dealt with in a prompt manner across several client inboxes.
So what are we looking for?
The role requires an experienced Paralegal able to demonstrate the ability to work efficiently and to deadlines but we fully understand that you may not have experience of the types of projects we work on in Corporate & Commercial. We need someone keen to learn the ins and outs of the team in order to provide an informed and skilled support service to our teams of specialist lawyers across our offices. A key part of the role will also include managing a team and providing training and guidance to new team members.
We will support you in carrying out the following responsibilities:
* Providing training and support to the junior members of the team
* Managing workflows
* Supervising outgoing documents and correspondence
* Conducting file reviews
* Conducting 1:1 reviews, appraisals and providing support to the team
* Assisting with the recruitment process
* Some financial management
* Managing team holidays and other absences
* Managing key client relationships
* Proposing and implementing new working practices to streamline efficiency
* Managing large scale projects
* Business Development
What's in it for you?
We know that it's not all about us. You'll want to be assured that this is the right opportunity for you and we really believe that this is a fantastic place to work. You'll be joining a supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to paralegal development there are fewer better places to develop your legal career.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If you think this is for you, why not get in touch to find out more; my name is Charlotte Hall and you can reach me on.