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9 months ago
DLA Piper
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Paralegal Jobs
Description

THE ROLE

We are recruiting a number of Paralegals to work in our Legal Delivery Centre.

The Centre is based in Leeds, but supports our global offices - consequently our Paralegals gain exposure to a broad range of premium quality legal work and have the opportunity to interact with colleagues on a global basis.

Work undertaken relates to all practice groups, with Paralegals working in specialist teams depending on work demands and personal preferences.

You would be joining an exciting team of over 50 staff involved in interesting, challenging premium quality work on a global basis. The team is very much forward thinking and at the front edge of the firms drive to use innovative delivery techniques and the latest software to provide clients with new solutions and servicing options. Extensive training is available and those that join will quickly develop both their legal and commercial abilities.

Salary and benefits are very competitive.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

You will work as part of a team, carrying out work in accordance with pre agreed processes and requirements.

Precise responsibilities will depend on the assigned team and by way of example might involve work connected to one or more of the following:

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Disclosure reviews

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Contract drafting and negotiation

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Corporate deal support

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Repeat Real Estate activity

All Paralegals are encouraged to actively contribute to development of the Centre and the services it provides.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

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Law Degree or Graduate Diploma in Law

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Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Ability to grasp tasks quickly

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Ability to think differently and be able to recommend and implement process changes for more efficient working

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Flexibility to adapt to different activities

THE FIRM

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. Read more about our D&I initiatives.

AGILE WORKING

We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements. We recognise that our people have responsibilities and interests outside the firm and that they may need flexibility to integrate their work life and personal life.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

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