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Paralegal Job Vacancy

January 4, 2018 by in category Job Vacancy, News with 0 and 1
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our motor defence team. The role of Paralegal will involve assisting experienced fee earners, eventually progressing to having your own caseload.

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors is a renowned national motoring law firm with our Headquarters in our fabulous new offices in Media City, Manchester. We are in our 17th year of trading and are considered a market leader of the motoring law industry. We consistently achieve phenomenal success rates in our cases and are known for our innovative business development and marketing strategies. Our success has also derived from our high service and case preparation standards.

We are looking for candidates who share the firm’s unique vision for success from day one although training and support will be provided.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Take new enquiry calls, advising and converting those enquiries
  • Advising clients on all aspects including technical issues, costs, penalties
  • Assisting in drafting standard letters and documents
  • Reviewing CCTV and other evidence
  • Taking and drafting statements
  • Multi-task and to meet strict deadlines
  • Instructing experts and Counsel
  • Assisting solicitors and ultimately running own case load

Person Specification, knowledge and experience:

  • Law degree / ILEX, or equivalent
  • General criminal law experience as a paralegal, or advanced modules in criminal law
  • Experience as a paralegal in motoring law would be ideal
  • Prior work experience in target driven sales/service industry

Personal qualities of special importance:

  • To adopt the “Client is King” ethos in every aspect of work
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills to be able to work quickly and efficiently as part of a fast paced team in this demanding role
  • Be able to work independently and confidently, with a positive attitude
  • Cope well under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail, specifically in relation to written and grammar skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Commercial awareness
  • Empathy for clients and a genuine desire to help those who face prosecution
  • Be a reliable team player
  • To have a methodical approach to training with an openness and ability to embrace and act upon feedback
  • Friendly and respectful attitude towards work companions of all levels and status
  • Ability to work well within an open plan environment
  • Understanding of the laws of attraction/positive mindset

What we can offer the right candidate

  • A highly respected niche firm that offers clients impeccable service
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • We are a Living Wage Employer
  • Excellent rewards scheme based on realistic targets
  • Training and development, as well as clear career progression

Working Hours: 8am-5pm although flexibility outside of these hours is expected.

Job Type: Full-time.

How to apply:

  1. CV
  2. In less than 1,000 words, please tell us why you are right for this firm and explain how your experience (through employment, academic, work experience, extracurricular) demonstrate that you meet the criteria for this role (both the person specification and personal qualities). Please give specific examples for each.
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Applications close on 31 January 2018

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