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Royds Withy King
Location: Bath
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Hr & Recruitment Team
Sector: Real Estate
Category: Paralegal Jobs

About the Role

We have a new exciting opportunity available at our Bath head office for a Paralegal to join our established Real Estate function. We are looking for a dynamic, hard working legal professional who is particularly keen to pursue a career within the Construction/Property legal sector. 

 

As a Paralegal you will provide an important link between the client and the firm, having some responsibility for aspects of file management, under supervision.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage aspects of files that are managed by qualified lawyers and carry out simple, routine tasks and under take legal processes, under supervision.
  • Draft 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.
  • Meet and exceed client service needs in all aspects of work.
  • Learn firm policies and business processes, ensuring compliance particularly with regards to confidentiality, security , data protection and file retention and destruction requirements.
  • Undertake all training relating to risk & compliance, keeping up to date with changes and best practice.
  • Support fee earners to prepare for BD & marketing activities
  • Time record all work.
  • Begin to build business relationships with 3rd parties under supervision (e.g agents, referrers, experts), responding to enquiries and building a good rapport
  • All administrative duties associated with this role.

About You

Skills & Experience:

 

Knowledge -

  • Legal qualifications (LLB or CILEx) - Desirable
  • LPC - Desirable

Skills -

  • Previous experience within a Paralegal or Legal Assistant role
  • Excellent organisation capability with the ability to effectively prioritise
  • Client service focused
  • Ability to undertake basic legal work under supervision

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 and Royds Withy King.
Open to Change - Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

 

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.

About Us

We are a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for our commercial, private client, clinical negligence and personal injury work. We were the winner of the Managing Partners’ Forum ‘Best Managed Firm’ award for 2019.

Our firm has 520 people with offices in Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon and Marlborough.

At Royds Withy King, people come first. Our brand is built around being ‘Ahead of the Curve’. By this we mean always trying to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, looking ahead to the future, anticipating their needs and coming up with solutions.

We also pride ourselves on providing a brilliant place to work. We recognise that investing in our people and their career is the only way we can succeed in achieving what is best for our clients. Our friendly, accessible and supportive culture is incredibly important to us and we are continually looking at new ways to nurture and enhance it. Our people tell us that this is a firm with a flat structure, where everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter.


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