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Trainee Solicitor/Paralegal - Housing Disrepair

Location
Manchester, Lancashire
Salary
£22,000
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
7 Sep 2022

Title: Trainee Solicitor/Paralegal

Reporting to: Head of Department

Overall Responsibility: Legal Director

Experience: Minimum 1 year

Type: Full Time

The firm is currently undergoing a period of substantial growth and we are seeking ambitious and confident paralegals to join our rapidly expanding legal team. Full training will be provided; however, the ideal candidate will have a background in litigation and experience in running their own caseload. We offer considerable support and provide a great working environment as well as good prospects for future development within the business.

This is a great time to join the practice with excellent opportunities to help build the team and avenues for future progression. Upon successful completion of a 6-month probationary period, you will be eligible for consideration for a training contract, with the possibility of the probationary period counting towards your overall training contract period.Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initially handle a non-litigated caseload (litigated thereafter) in a high-quality and
  • commercially effective manner
  • Preparation and submission of claims to defendants, and ultimately the issuing of
  • proceedings
  • Draft legal documentation and conduct legal research
  • Draft/edit client correspondence
  • Interview clients and liaise with a variety of 3rd party professionals and stakeholders
  • Maintain high standards of information recording and client care
  • Undertake administrative tasks as required
  • Draft instructions to experts and counsel

Core Competencies Required:

  • Graduate - Law preferred LPC or ILEX qualification or working towards similar qualification
  • Knowledge of general litigation
  • Must have a good telephone manner, with confidence in delivery
  • Excellent understanding of Proclaim or other case management system
  • Be able to establish priorities and manage deadlines
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and relevant practice and business IT systems
  • Highly motivated and pro-active team player
  • Must be able to work in a flexible environment

Schedule:37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday, working flexibly between 8am and 8pm.What you will receive:

  • Basic salary up to £22k depending on experience
  • Performance Bonus / Commission Pay
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Perfect city centre location
  • Fantastic friendly and professional environment
  • Excellent ongoing training and support
  • Great opportunities for career progression and development
  • 20% Gym Discount
  • Other corporate discounts

The Recruitment Co. is an equal opportunities employer and we're committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 706198916-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: The Recruitment Co
    The Recruitment Co
  • Location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Salary: £22,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent