Allen & Overy LLP

Paralegal - Dispute Resolution

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Apr 2021
Closes
06 Jun 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent

Job description

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering excellence, in all that we do. Today, we’re continuing to break new ground. By embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work, we’ve been named as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times five times.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and acceptance. We’re driven by the belief that, to perform, people need support and space to collaborate. By combining those values with an ambitious outlook, we can give you the opportunity to thrive.

Department Purpose 

We have broad experience across corporate risk management and conflict management, advising senior level board members and executives of substantial corporates and banks. Our global network includes many experienced former prosecutors, enabling us to represent clients effectively in the most difficult and sophisticated government investigations.

We provide a full and comprehensive service in most of the world’s major countries and have dealt with many of the problems generated by changes in the financial marketplace. Our network is ideally placed to handle the growing number of cross-border disputes. It is this ability to manage disputes around the world and to coordinate cross-border proceedings that persuades many of our clients to instruct us.

The paralegal team consists of approximately 10 paralegals working across the 4 subgroups within the Dispute Resolution department.  This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a variety of interesting litigation and international arbitration cases.  

Role Purpose

An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join the Dispute Resolution Department in London on a full time basis. The role will provide support services to the team’s fee earners in London and globally.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Document review and analysis
  • Bundling
  • Preparation of exhibits including chronologising, paginating and indexing
  • Assisting with disclosure, document production, witness interviews, filings and hearings
  • Distribution of documents
  • Proofreading, including quote checking and citation checking
  • Document management and filing
  • Project management
  • Managing on-line databases
  • Updating extranet documents

Key Requirements (essential) 

  • Completed LPC or equivalent qualification
  • Prior experience as a litigation paralegal and using a time recording system (i.e. Carpe Diem)
  • Sound level of computer literacy (including Word and Excel)

Who we are looking for

  • Hard working and enthusiastic team player
  • Willingness to learn and high level of initiative 
  • Excellent writing skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Strong research and organisational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Capability to work within a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Pro-active approach and ability to demonstrate initiative


Allen & Overy LLP is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

Additional information - External

It’s Time

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering excellence, in all that we do. Today, we’re continuing to break new ground. By embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work, we’ve been named as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times five times.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and acceptance. We’re driven by the belief that, to perform, people need support and space to collaborate. By combining those values with an ambitious outlook, we can give you the opportunity to thrive.