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Paralegal – Family

Employer
Michelmores
Location
Bristol or Cheltenham
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Sep 2024

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator, Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Are you keen to find an exciting new role where you will be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking, agile team? If so, come and join us on the journey.

Why Michelmores? Michelmores is the destination law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We help enterprises and individuals navigate change to find a positive future.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success. We value and nurture our people’s potential and aspiration and give them a creative, open and collaborative environment in which to develop a career and succeed.

We believe that whatever your legal experience, you’ll find Michelmores different. From day one, we encourage our Paralegals to feel truly part of the team they support and the wider Firm. Our people are approachable and collaborative. Central to our culture is our friendly and flexible environment, which genuinely allows our people to grow and flourish, both professionally and personally. We really care about what we stand for and want to move forward, together.

What sort of work? Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Family team in our Bristol or Cheltenham office.

In this role you will provide legal and administrative support to the team, assisting them in delivering a first-class service to their clients. This will include:

  • Providing efficient and effective legal assistance to lawyers.
  • Drafting, reviewing and replying to correspondence as required.
  • Processing documents (including creating bundles and filing court documents as required).
  • Drafting litigation documents as required, including statements of case and witness statements.
  • Completing legal research and being aware of current legislation and legal issues.
  • Managing files diligently and reviewing each regularly.

Why this team? Led by one of the leading international family law experts in the UK, Daniel Eames, our award-winning team achieves creative, family-focused solutions, always acting with the utmost discretion and sensitivity.

We regularly advise international high net worth, ultra-high net worth and high-profile individuals around the world, entrepreneurs, professionals and their family members, in some of the most complex family law cases in the UK. We are known for specialising in tricky international cases, and cases that are particularly financially and emotionally complex.

We support individuals and their family members at all stages of life, with a particular focus on wealth protection, not only in connection with divorce or separation but also in relation to nuptial agreements, and the rights of unmarried couples.

Our lawyers are all members of Resolution, the family law membership organisation committed to resolving family matters in a co-operative way. The team is recognised by industry professionals and is highly rated in Chambers High Net Worth Guide, Chambers, Legal 500 and Spears.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance.

Most people in the team choose to work 2-3 days a week in the office, with the balance of time spent working from home, from other offices, at court or client meetings. We pride ourselves on our high-performance culture whilst offering a good work/life balance.

As a Firm we are committed to supporting our people across all levels to achieve the balance they need. We are open to talking about flexible working and empower any candidate to put forward a flexible working pattern to meet their needs.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will understand our values and thrive in our culture. The role will be based in our Bristol or Cheltenham office and the ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of working as a paralegal.
  • Previous experience of working in a Family team is desirable.
  • Experience of delivering excellent client service to both external and internal clients.
  • Excellent IT skills and proficient with Microsoft Office.

Other skills required include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; effective communication at all levels (written and verbal).
  • A commercial, pro-active 'can do' and professional approach to work.
  • Experience of working in a process driven environment and working to deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational skills, demonstrable examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing priorities and work well under pressure.
  • Must interact well with others in a sensitive and effective way - a team player.
  • Must be self-motivated, committed to working towards goals with strong enthusiasm and career commitment.
  • A commitment to excellence.
  • Must be flexible, successfully adapting to changing demands and conditions.
  • Desirable self-confidence, initiative, and an innovative thinker.
  • Eager to continually learn and develop.

This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments, to move forward together.

Next Steps To apply please click below or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Rebecca Pike in our Recruitment Team on 07719 523119.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.

Company

Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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