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Administrator

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Bristol, Plymouth or Southampton
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 May 2022

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Legal Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Have you ever thought about using your administration skills to build an exciting career in the legal sector?

Our clients provide us with a lot of legal work that doesn't necessarily need to be done by a qualified lawyer, and that's where you come in. Our team of over 70 Paralegals, called the Legal Solutions Centre, provide an efficient and cost effective service for large scale projects. They're on the look out for more Paralegals to join them and be a part of this incredible team.

You would start your career with us as a Paralegal with full training provided, so absolutely no previous legal experience is required! This role in itself is full of opportunities to get involved in high-quality and interesting legal cases, and working with our impressive client base, including household names. The team is also passionate about innovation so you could be working with the latest legal technology and AI.

If you're ambitious, we'll help you to develop your career in a clear direction. You'll have the opportunity to progress to an Associate Paralegal, providing support to other team members, and then there's the Managing Paralegals who run the sub-teams. Speaking of which…

So what types of work could you specialise in?

There are a range of teams, including Insurance and Commercial but here's where the opportunities are at the moment. In the Real Estate team, you'll get to work on the required documents and transactions right through to the completion of properties. There's also the Employment team, where you'll help to solve discrimination and unfair dismissal cases. If litigation work sounds more interesting to you, we have a debt recovery team who actually run their own caseloads. Finally, the Litigation Support team specialise in the strategic resolution of litigated consumer claims using document review technologies.

In all of these roles, there will also be opportunities for you to get involved with the wider projects within the Legal Solutions Centre.

What are we looking for?

We're looking for people who have experience working as administrators, co-ordinators, analysts and other similar roles. We really don't mind which sector you developed your skills in, in fact, if you've come from a non-law background you may be bringing some fresh ideas with you!

There's a great level of responsibility so you'll need to be proactive, motivated and able to manage your workload effectively. As this is a client facing role, you'll be building and maintaining strong relationships, recognising what matters most to our clients and offering them commercial solutions.

Think this role might be for you? Please submit an application or get in touch to find out more!

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBTQ+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/)

Company

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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