• Paralegal- Employment

    Job Locations UK-Oxford
    Job ID
    2018-1316
    Department
    Employment
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Salary
    Dependent on experience
  • About the Role

    Our busy and growing employment team in Oxford has a diverse workload advising both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Find out more about the team here.


     


    We are seeking a Paralegal to join the team to support the team by carrying out administrative and legal work where required. Duties will include: 



    • Managing aspects of files managed by qualified lawyers and undertake routine legal tasks, under supervision

    • All administrative duties associated with this role such as file opening, creating bundles and drafting correspondence.

    • Draft 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 an Employment department is highly 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 UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 480 staff across offices in London, Bath, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.


     


    Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.


     


    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.


     


     


     


     

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