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Location/s:

Exeter

Term:

Permanent

Working Hours:

Full Time

Practice Area / Department

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Job Advert Description

Where you'll work:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and quality-driven Paralegal to join our Exeter office. The new recruit will benefit from top-class Trowers & Hamlins training and enjoy the quality of work to match. Work will involve handling a mixed litigation caseload mainly arising out of consumer and property disputes of varying complexity and value backed by legal expense insurance.

What you'll be doing

Taking instructions from and attending clients including file opening and internal compliance procedures;

Advising on legal expense cover;

Reviewing claim details and advising on merits;

Progressing cases through the litigation process considering all appropriate methods of ADR

Ad hoc general research on matters;

Active participation in team marketing initiatives;

Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures and client service level agreements and,

Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.

What you'll need:

In particular for this role we require:

Ability to manage volume work effectively and meet deadlines

Good communication skills both oral and written

A strong team player

Extensive IT abilities

A positive and proactive attitude

Flexibility and commitment

Drive and enthusiasm

A willingness to learn

Flexible and willing to go the extra mile

Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach

Common sense and ability to use initiative

Good academic record.

LLB/LPC graduate.

General litigation law knowledge essential.

Preferably with previous litigious experience as a paralegal.

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.
Location/s:

Exeter

Term:

Permanent

Working Hours:

Full Time

Practice Area / Department

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Job Advert Description

Where you'll work:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and quality-driven Paralegal to join our Exeter office. The new recruit will benefit from top-class Trowers & Hamlins training and enjoy the quality of work to match. Work will involve handling a mixed litigation caseload mainly arising out of consumer and property disputes of varying complexity and value backed by legal expense insurance.

What you'll be doing

Taking instructions from and attending clients including file opening and internal compliance procedures;

Advising on legal expense cover;

Reviewing claim details and advising on merits;

Progressing cases through the litigation process considering all appropriate methods of ADR

Ad hoc general research on matters;

Active participation in team marketing initiatives;

Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures and client service level agreements and,

Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.

What you'll need:

In particular for this role we require:

Ability to manage volume work effectively and meet deadlines

Good communication skills both oral and written

A strong team player

Extensive IT abilities

A positive and proactive attitude

Flexibility and commitment

Drive and enthusiasm

A willingness to learn

Flexible and willing to go the extra mile

Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach

Common sense and ability to use initiative

Good academic record.

LLB/LPC graduate.

General litigation law knowledge essential.

Preferably with previous litigious experience as a paralegal.

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.
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