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4 months ago
Linklaters
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs
Purpose

* Paralegals provide dedicated matter support to ensure projects are completed accurately, on time and to the ultimate clients’ satisfaction.

Key Dimensions

* Member of the Legal Team, working with the Practice and other Business Teams to achieve client led deadlines
* Possesses an eagerness to see the job through to completion and displays strong communication, ownership and time management skills
* Sufficient gravitas and experience to work effectively with more senior colleagues including Partners, Managing Associates and Clients
* UK based, but able to provide global matter support
* Occasionally expected to be on call 24/7 during busy periods

Key responsibilities and challenges

Legal Knowledge

Assistance on projects requiring specific legal training and knowledge, including, but not limited to:

* Successful delivery of document review projects and related tasks
* Reviewing documents with a clear understanding of the relevant processes and legal concepts
* Knowledge of the eDisclosure process
* Research skills
* Document organisation and management, including redaction, indexing, bundling etc.
* eDiscovery or Arbitration experience would be a bonus

IT Awareness

End user / Administrator of IT solutions that are aligned to the requirements of the practice, including:

* eDiscovery platforms
* eBundling

Point of Reference

Provide assistance to Project Leader and AR & LegalTech Manager in the smooth running of tasks, including liaising professionally and efficiently with Lawyers and Clients on specific projects.

Team Player

Perform duties in accordance with agreed instructions / procedures.

Report on work in progress and any service issues to Project Leader.

Assist and provide best practice guidance to fellow paralegals.

Ability to work autonomously where necessary, with a proactive and confident approach.

Will work in all Alternative Resourcing teams and at external client sites as and when required.

Commercially Aware

Demonstrate a strong understanding of the legal market and what external factors influence it.

Anticipate and be reactive to changing client instructions and transactional requirements.

Characteristics, Skills & Experience required:

Location

Located within commuting distance to central London

Character

Ability to work within a pressurised environment

Willingness to work long hours where there is the requirement to do so

Strong attention to detail (especially on time consuming and repetitive tasks)

Imaginative, highly motivated and driven to excel

Team player but able to work autonomously where necessary

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrates strong commitment to maintaining high levels of customer service

Approachable and willing to learn new skills and take on responsibility

Appreciation of the culturally diverse environment in which the firm operates

Education / Qualification

Law degree or equivalent and LPC/BPTC

or

qualified lawyer

Languages

Fluent in English

Any additional relevant business language

Office skills

Strong awareness of MS office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint)

Extremely organised - able to prioritise and manage workload

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent eye for detail and presentation

Good office administration skills

Quality assurance and customer service experience

Attention to detail

Commercial Skills

Good business acumen

Sound understanding of legal market

Appreciation of city business dynamics.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.
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Information for Recruitment Agents

Linklaters endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Linklaters operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities

The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process. Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.

Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

Job Offer Scams

Be alert to fictitious job opportunity posts and offers of employment which claim to be in the name of Linklaters.

We have been made aware of various recruitment-related scams which ask for upfront payments, for example, for office equipment and promise start up bonuses and reimbursement in return for such payments.

These scams often involve the use of email addresses similar to a genuine domain name.

Genuine emails from Linklaters only use the domain of “@linklaters.com”.

We will never ask you to make payments for office equipment or otherwise as part of our recruitment process. If you are in doubt about a job opportunity that appears to relate to our firm, please get in touch with us.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best experience to everyone who comes into contact with us. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded at each stage of the selection process. Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job. Those involved in recruitment and selection decisions and processes are also provided with guidance on diversity issues. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the selection process, please talk to a member of the recruitment team so that any required adjustments can be made in advance.

Specific experience requirements advertised on a role do not intend to preclude applications from candidates who may have more or less experience. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to the necessary skills for the role as described.

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