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    Lead Paralegal - Corporate and Commercial

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Corporate/Commercial
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
  • Date posted: 27/09/2019
  • Job reference: 41728_1569574358

Lead Paralegal - Corporate and Commercial

A well-established legal firm is looking for a Corporate and Commercial Paralegal to join the team at their Birmingham city centre office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

You would be working as part of the Smart Delivery Hub in a Birmingham office supporting the Transactional Services Practice Group (which incorporates Commercial, Corporate, Employment, EU & Competition and Non Contentious Tax departments).

Your specific focus will be supporting lawyers in the Corporate team with various technical and client relationship tasks including organising and undertaking the work received from the Corporate team, allocating work to other paralegals in the Hub, managing workloads within the Hub, actively promoting use of the Hub amongst the corporate team, supervising members of the Hub and assisting with identifying training needs for the Hub. Whilst the primary focus of this role is on Corporate work (where the majority of the work will come from), the role also encompasses support for the Commercial team as well.

This role requires you to assist Partners, lawyers and client teams in their provision of legal advice and meeting the business needs of the client. You are expected to provide excellent service at all times, making positive contributions to building the business of the firm. You will be expected to demonstrate your organisational and interpersonal skills.

The Lead Paralegal - Corporate and Commercial role requires a flexible attitude and the ability to engage at every level of the Practice Group so as to become integral to its business objectives and delivery.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of Corporate legal work is required, whether in a law firm or within a corporate environment
  • Pro-active approach to identification of work to be done
  • Strong people skills and ability to project credible and professional image to the client and colleagues
  • Strong leadership qualities and an ability to train more junior staff
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills with all levels of staff
  • Project management and prioritisation skills
  • IT literate with a good knowledge and high degree of competency in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organisational skills with acute attention to detail

Benefits:

  • Salary £22,000 - £26,000
  • 25 days holidays + Statutory

If the Lead Paralegal - Corporate and Commercial role in Birmingham is of interest, please call Paul on 0121 296 3819 or forward your most recent CV to p.vaneker@clayton-legal.co.uk.

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