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Paralegal- Permanent- Bristol- Competitive- J8992

Salary range: Competitive Categories: Employment term: Permanent Location: Bristol Vacancy Status: Vacancy Open Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 Apply now

Paralegal

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 9.30-5.30pm

Location: Bristol but with occasional travel to London

Salary: Competitive

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to work alongside and support Media &Technology related legal teams in the London and Bristol based offices of our prestigious client.

The role will involve working closely with a Legal Director and Associate in the Bristol office, where you will be based and also assisting Partners and Associates from the London office. The work will be a mixture of non-contentious commercial work as well as IT, IP and commercial litigation (including occasional work with our Media team).

Key Responsibilities

Client Matter Assistance

  • Assisting with the conduct of litigation/arbitration/mediation and involvement in key stages, for example, pre-action, pleadings, disclosure and witness statements.
  • Preparing draft correspondence and key documents such as detailed chronologies and reports.
  • Assisting and, where appropriate, leading document review tasks with ongoing support and contact with the firm’s eDiscovery and Client Data team.
  • Attending client meetings/calls/conferences often with Counsel/experts. Also preparing for and attending occasional Court hearings. Taking minutes and preparing detailed file notes.
  • Organising papers and assimilating documents received from clients/third parties. Preparing bundles (digital and hard copies) with support from the firm’s Reprographics team.
  • Completing commercial contract reviews and assisting senior lawyers with analysis, strategy and negotiations.
  • Assisting with ad hoc tasks on a broad range of data protection matters, including data subject access requests.
  • Legal research on discrete points related to ongoing matters including using legal databases and other resources to obtain and review case law and articles. Presenting this information in clear reports.
  • Co-ordinating the teams legal directories submission process for Legal 500, Chambers, IP Stars and World Trade Mark Review. This includes collating information from the Group, producing first draft submissions and liaising with marketing and BD.
  • Managing production of the firm’s Annual Cross Border Guide to Copyright law (covering 21 jurisdictions). To include liaising with lawyers in the Group and the Terralex network and assisting junior lawyers with drafting.
  • Assisting with the regular drafting of articles, blogs and other BD initiatives, including pitches.

Dedicated business development support

  • Co-ordinating the teams legal directories submission process for Legal 500, Chambers, IP Stars and World Trade Mark Review. This includes collating information from the Group, producing first draft submissions and liaising with marketing and BD.
  • Managing production of the firm’s Annual Cross Border Guide to Copyright law (covering 21 jurisdictions). To include liaising with lawyers in the Group and the Terralex network and assisting junior lawyers with drafting.
  • Assisting with the regular drafting of articles, blogs and other BD initiatives, including pitches

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Excellent academics
  • LPC graduate and/or CILEX qualification highly desirable
  • Prior experience as a paralegal preferred
  • Well organised, flexible and efficient
  • Great attention to detail
  • IT literate
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

In addition to offering a competitive salary, the client currently offers fantastic benefits some of which include: 25 days of annual leave, Interest-free season ticket loan, Death-in-service, Group personal pension (via salary sacrifice), Discretionary bonuses, Wellness benefits, Private medical insurance (personal)and Confidential employee assistance programme.

Please click apply today if you have the necessary skills and experience for this fantastic role!

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