Paralegal- Corporate & Commercial

Job Locations UK-Oxford
Job ID
2018-1240
Department
Corporate & Commercial
Type
Permanent Full-Time
Salary
Dependent on experience

About the Role

Based in Oxford you will be working in the Corporate & Commercial team supporting partners and fee-earners by carrying out legal work, under supervision. In addition you will be carrying out administrative work where required.

 

Duties will include: 

  • Managing aspects of files managed by qualified lawyers and undertaking routine legal tasks, under supervision
  • Under taking legal processes, under supervision, such as routine file management including file opening and billing
  • Drafting legal documents using appropriate precedents and templates which address all relevant legal and factual issues and accurately reflect the client’s instructions
  • Undertake effective legal research, using appropriate methods and sourcing, presenting the results accurately and clearly
  • Provide support for business development and marketing activities including preparing and researching marketing materials and writing articles and blogs where requested
  • Attend Royds Withy King BD events where appropriate to provide support and to build a network of business and client relationships
  • Take an active part in promoting the firm through Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Provide legal support to designated fee earners and act as a legal resource for the wider team, providing help where required
  • Ensure all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, including effective use of information management systems including storing and retrieving information

 

About You

 

Skills & Experience:

  • Legal qualifications (LLB or cILEX). LPC is desirable
  • Previous experience within a Paralegal role in a Corporate department is desirable 
  • Excellent organisational capability with excellent attention to detail
  • Client service focused
  • Ability to undertake legal work under supervision

Behaviours:

  • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
  • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
  • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
  • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
  • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
  • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems. 

About Us

 

 

Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices. We have the combined expertise of 450 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

 

We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

 

And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last four years.

 

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits.

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!

 

 

 

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