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Paralegal Job Vacancy February 2019

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Why should I apply?

We are looking for an exceptional paralegal to join the UK’s most prestigious firm of specialist driving offence solicitors; defending drivers nationwide for all UK criminal motoring offences. We are a niche firm specialising in defending motor offences. In addition, we also have a sister company (JS Miller Solicitors) which deals with serious motor offences (including death by dangerous driving) and high value litigation.

We are a friendly, modern firm with our main focus on client care. We are proud to invest in training and supporting all our team members to help them achieve their career goals. Geoffrey Miller Solicitors is a great place to work and we want to find the right person to join our team of specialists who are constantly innovating and developing our strategies and approach.

Our Values

Every member of our team embraces the firm’s core values, which helps us achieve our phenomenal results.

1. Positivity

We believe in the positive results achieved through positive thinking and the importance of all communication, both internally and externally, being approached with a positive mind-set.

2. Team Work

We are a team and we act with integrity, respect and consideration. We value open communication as the best way to create amazing relationships.

3. Client is King

We care deeply about our clients. We have a genuine desire to help and make a difference to our clients. We follow the principle that the “Client is King”.

4. Work Ethic

We are driven by performance and inspired by change. Our objectives are challenging, and we recognise and celebrate both individual and team successes.

5. Accountability

We are accountable and we each take personal responsibility for the needs of our clients and the success of our business.

6. Excellence

We practice excellence. We continually look for ways to improve performance and take pride in the quality of everything we do.

7. Expert Pioneers

We are proud to be pioneers of our field of expertise in motoring law and serious litigation. In addition to being at the forefront of this niche area of law, we are creative and devise new ideas and unique case strategies to stay at the leading edge.

Your Role

As a paralegal you will start by assisting senior members of the team and the Directors. We provide in house training from day one to enable you to quickly progress to running your own cases and being responsible to your own clients. Our aim is for you to succeed and develop quickly, to enable the firm to continue to provide excellent service and representation to those that need it.

Once you have completed your probation period, if applicable, we will consider whether or not you are potentially ready for a training contract with the firm, if you have already completed the LPC. We like home grown talent here and we are proud that the majority of our solicitors started working for us as paralegals.

What will I be doing?

  • Assisting solicitors and ultimately running own case load
  • Advising clients on all aspects including technical issues, costs and penalties
  • Drafting letters, documents and statements
  • Reviewing CCTV and other evidence
  • Instructing experts and Counsel
  • Drafting blogs and articles
  • Taking new enquiry calls, advising and converting those enquiries

What we can offer the right candidate:

  • Friendly and supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Competitive salary and benefits package; we are a Living Wage Employer
  • Rewards and bonuses for exceptional performance
  • Training and development, as well as clear career progression

Applicant details:

We will review your CV and Covering letter against the criteria below when considering your suitability for the role. Only applications which clearly demonstrate, with evidence, that they meet the essential criteria will be short-listed for interview.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • You’ll need to be able to multi-task and to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, specifically in relation to written and grammar skills
  • Have outstanding time management and organisational skills to be able to work quickly and efficiently as part of a fast paced team in this demanding role.
  • Previous experience of legal case management systems (preferably Proclaim)
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office; Word, Outlook & Excel

Personal Qualities:

  • To adopt the highest level client care in every aspect of your work
  • Common sense
  • Cope well under pressure with a resilient ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be able to work independently and confidently (especially in your telephone manner), with a positive attitude
  • Commercial awareness
  • Empathy for clients and a genuine desire to help those who face prosecution
  • To embrace intensive training and act upon feedback
  • Be a reliable and friendly team player with a respectful attitude towards work companions of all levels and status
  • Understanding of the laws of attraction/positive mindset

Minimum entry qualifications and experience:

  • Law degree / ILEX, or equivalent
  • Paralegal experience
  • Criminal law experience as a paralegal, or advanced modules in criminal law
  • Experience as a paralegal in motoring law would be ideal, but not essential

To find out more about our firm and the type of work we do please browse our website.

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