Paralegal - Recoveries (Litigated Commercial)

Location:
West Yorkshire
Industry:
Legal Services
Position:
Paralegal
Display Salary:
£17,000
Date Posted:
19 Jan 2018
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Reference:
JB11631
Job Description
Listen up all you fabulous Paralegals out there..........

 

Do you just absolutely love the Legal sector? Are you professional, passionate and a damn good worker? Would you LOVE to have a career within a firm that is committed to providing you with opportunities to progress?

 

If you answered YES to the above, boy have we got a treat of a role for you!!.......

 

Our client is a TOP CLASS, well established, multi-service law firm based in West Yorkshire and due to expansion, an opportunity has arisen for a PARALEGAL to join this reputable firm. The role offers excellent scope for PROGRESSION and is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual looking to begin a LONG TERM CAREER in Legal Recoveries.

 

Client's are what it's all about at this top-notch firm and you will be a key member of the LITIGATED COMMERCIAL RECOVERIES team in making sure you are all providing the highest standard of service to every single one of them. #TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork

 
The team act on behalf of high volume, large scale clients as well as more niche commercial organisations.
 
Your role will be to support the operational functioning of the Litigated Commercial Recoveries team in the Recoveries department whilst learning and developing the key skills and experience required for a Paralegal, managing a caseload on behalf of one or more of the firms clients. For the right person, this is a perfect opportunity to work with an outstanding team and grow and build upon their success.

 

Our client offers a nurturing and collaborative culture and structured progression that develops and encourages career aspiration. How REFRESHING!

 
Your main duties will be as follows:-
 
  • Undertaking tasks as delegated to you in a time and cost effective manner, adhering to deadlines where provided.
  • Managing a litigated caseload through the Liberate system, ensuring that all files are kept up to date and that any potential issues are highlighted to the relevant Senior Paralegal.
  • Taking initiative in dealing with minor issues, referring more technically complex matters to Senior Paralegal or Technical Team as appropriate.
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing communication to clients and debtors, via telephone, email and post.
  • Scanning relevant documents for online storage and attaching to Liberate.
  • Opening files electronically, including regular high volume uploads from bulk clients.
  • Data cleansing and resulting updates of the case management system
  • Helping to sort the storage system and ongoing maintenance of the same.
  • Preparation of post both external and internal.
  • Initiation of conflict checks and general office duties as required including photocopying.

Qualifications
You will not only be a totally awesome human being, but you must be thirsty to help the existing team continue to deliver exceptional service to clients and provide proactive support and advice to a wide range of businesses.
 
Required Skills & Experience:
 
  • Basic to intermediate IT and keyboard skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and database programmes, internet research.
  • High level of proficiency in written and spoken English, including a confident telephone manner.
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High level of discretion in dealing with sensitive issues
  • Excellent administration / organisational skills.
  • A good team spirit with proven team working skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility, willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development opportunities.
  • Previous experience in a telephone-based role would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Previous exposure to the Data Protection Act would be an advantage but is not essential
Benefits
Your reward for being totally fabulous in this super role will be a tasty £17,000.

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