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Commercial Paralegal – Birmingham

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices across the country are looking to add a Paralegal to their Technology, Media and Contracts team within their Birmingham offices.

Commercial Paralegal – Birmingham

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Job Detail

  • Job Ref JPN/2076
  • Salary £18,000 £20,000
  • Experience Level Paralegal
  • Practice Area Corporate & CommercialIP/ IT/ TMT

Job Description

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices across the country are looking to add a Paralegal to their Technology, Media and Contracts team within their Birmingham offices. You will be assisting fee earners and managing your own case load in conjunction with contracts for e-businesses to major outsourcing projects, often relating to purchasing, production, marketing, selling, infrastructure or technology.

Main Responsibilities include the following:

  • Managing client files, running files on commercial law matters (under supervision).
  • Assisting TMC Legal Advisers and PAs in ensuring that invoicing and debtor days targets are met
  • Being available to accept opportunities for secondment to any of TMCs major clients (which can be based anywhere in England)
  • Assisting legal advisors in the department with various commercial law matters.
  • Communicating effectively and confidently with clients and external solicitors (both in writing and by telephone) to provide advice and deal with initial queries.
  • Managing matters for key clients, sometimes with short deadlines.
  • Recording time and working towards billing targets set within the commercial team.
  • Assisting with various other tasks as required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree (ideally 2:1) and LPC or ILEX qualified.
  • 6-12 months previous paralegal experience within Commercial within professional services, ideally legal
  • Excellent client care skills.
  • Self-confidence and ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to grasp things quickly and easily.
  • Enthusiastic with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Good working knowledge of various applications – word, excel, outlook, digital dictation.
  • Taking care and attention in all correspondence and documentation.
  • Flexible, with the ability to adapt to change and new practices and
  • Remain calm under pressure and find solutions.
  • Excellent presentation skills reflected in their work.
  • A methodical and organised approach with keen attention paid to every detail.
  • Good organisational skills to ensure that the tasks are effectively scheduled within working time available and that urgent work is completed and returned within the specified timescales.
  • Friendly and helpful approach to dealing with queries.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good sense of humour and able to integrate within a team as well as working on one’s own initiative.
  • Ability to deliver a superb client service to both internal and external clients.