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Senior Litigation Paralegal

Posted 8 March by Optima UK Inc Ltd Easy Apply Ended

Job Title Senior Litigation Paralegal

Location Leeds

Salary Between £25k and £30k, depending on experience

The Role

An award-winning debt recovering law firm in central Leeds is looking for an experienced litigation paralegal to join their growing team. You will be joining an organisation who represents international financial institutions, corporates and SME's and has been recognised as the leading specialist in volume legal services.

As a Senior Litigation paralegal, you will be under solicitor supervision, and will handle a shared high-volume caseload of contested litigation matters, as well as:

  • Progressing County Court actions from defence to the point of conclusion of the contested action.

  • Assisting fee earners with legal research and complex contested matters.

  • Drafting and preparing witness statements and hearing papers.

  • Handling correspondence from customers, clients, court and third parties to ensure delivery is in line with client SLA's.

  • Reviewing evidence and deciding the best course of action.

  • Assisting with drafting any ad-hoc applications and Reply and/or Defence to Counterclaims.

  • Ensuring compliance with any directions and/or orders.

  • Have the duty to identify, raise and report any breaches in order to adhere to SRA and FCA principles.

The Candidate

You will be driven to progress your career within the Legal Sector, and you will have completed, or studying towards Level 6 CILEX (essential), as well as:

  • At least 2 years' experience within Commercial/Debt Litigation, dealing with a volume caseload.

  • Knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and court procedures.

  • Understanding of the SRA and FCA principles.

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet conflicting deadlines.

  • Ability to identify and achieve solutions to problems and disputes.

  • Organised with strong communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate an awareness of the required professional standards when working within a regulated law firm.

The Package

Salary: between £25,000 and £30,000 per annum, depending on experience.

25 days' holiday + bank holidays.

Pension scheme.

Career progression opportunities.

Onsite parking.

Social Staff Club.

Reference: 34635795

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