• Location: Truro
  • Reference Number: LSW5468

Our client is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Cornwall and Devon and the longest established firm in the region.

They take enormous pride in being rooted in the communities of the south west, serving the business and personal interests of their clients from an extensive branch network of nine offices, ranging geographically from Penzance in the west to Holsworthy in the east.

Many of their employees have roots in Devon and Cornwall and thus bring an understanding to every legal problem they face.

Our client describes themselves as, friendly and professional, they are an employer of choice in the South West for Legal professionals and support staff alike.

An opportunity has arisen to join the Commercial Disputes team.  The role of a Paralegal will be to work alongside our team of experienced lawyers on a wide range of commercial dispute matters. The role is the perfect opportunity for an experienced Legal Support Assistant to step into a fee earning role in a supportive, friendly and professional environment or for a Graduate (Law, non-Law, GDL) to gain vital experience in their legal career.  Alternatively this role would be perfect for an experienced Paralegal looking to develop their career with a forward thinking firm.

What you will do:

  • Assist the team with the day-to-day management of cases to include:
  • Preparing court papers, disclosure, witness statements, expert reports, bundles)
  • Attending client appointments, site visits, mediations and hearings with our lawyers

Skills and Experience you will need:

  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills with an eye for detail
  • Strong teamworking skills with the ability to work independently
  • Flexibility and dependability
  • IT literate and proficient in MS Office and ability to learn new systems
  • Conscientious, approachable and enthusiastic
  • Legal Support / Paralegal experience in a professional services environment (preferably litigation) or graduate level qualification

Benefits include:

  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Medical Cash Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Trading
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Christmas Closure
  • Childcare Vouchers

Hours:   9am – 5pm

This firm is an Investors in People accredited employer so a great place to work and develop your career. A varied and challenging role with great rewards awaits.

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send your CV via the form below in complete confidence and we will get back to you.

Legal Southwest will never, without exception, send out your CV without your prior knowledge or consent so please be assured that we treat every application with the utmost confidentiality.

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