It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm and our vision and our culture truly reflects that. At the heart of this is an outstanding client experience, something that Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on, and it's something that we've become so well known for. The Legal Solutions Centre (LSC) is an essential part of our business made up of over 70 paralegals and legal executives, project managers, data analysts and client co-ordinators. They use flexible resourcing and time-saving technology to deliver a high-quality, cost-effective service for a range of large scale projects.
Our dedicated Paralegal Team are now on the lookout for a Litigation Paralegal to join them.
What will you be doing?
Our Recovery+ (defended) team provides a comprehensive dispute resolution service to well-known retailers, online selling platforms, utilities suppliers, goods suppliers and installers and telecommunications companies.
Your role will see you handling your own case load (with supervision and guidance provided by experienced litigators) defending small claims track, fast track, intermediate track and multi-track claims. The types of disputes you will work on will vary from broker commission claims to consumer claims and general commercial disputes such as breach of contract, overcharging and data breaches. And much more!
You will carry out a broad range of duties, which may vary from time to time, and could include:
- Pre-action communications
- Acknowledgments of Service
- Telephone mediation appointments
- Negotiating and settling claims
- Witness Statements
- Drafting Set aside, strike out and summary judgment applications
- Instructions to counsel
- Consent Orders and Tomlin Orders
- Hearing Bundles
- Statements of costs
- Defending injunction applications
- Defending and pursuing appeals
- Pursuing and enforcing costs order
So what are we looking for?
To be successful in this role you'll need as a minimum:
- Completed your law degree or other legal qualification and/or have previously worked as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant or similar.
- Experience managing multiple workloads simultaneously.
- Experience managing your own caseload, using case/client management system.
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!
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us 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 and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
Through our ED&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page.
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