Peters & Peters London, United Kingdom
Sep 05, 2017Contract
Russian/Ukrainian Speaking Paralegal A job opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal who speaks fluent Russian and Ukrainian to join our Paralegal team, assisting the Business Crime and Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud teams. Your main responsibility will be to provide legal, administrative as well as interpreting and translating support to fee-earners. You will also draft research memos on a wide range of issues as they arise in the course of litigation or advising clients. Other work may include making detailed notes of meetings and conference calls with clients, Counsel and other third parties. Effective communications skills are therefore essential, together with a very high standard of written and spoken English, as well as fluent Russian. Ideally English will be your first language, you will be bi-lingual, or you will have degree level Russian. Alternatively, if Russian is your first language, it is essential that you have lived and worked in the UK for at least 5 years, in order to demonstrate a sophisticated knowledge of colloquial English, as well as a thorough understanding of both cultures. The ideal candidate will have: Excellent written and spoken English and fluent Russian/Ukrainian and have a strong work ethic; LPC or BVC graduate, ideally with Training Contract or Pupilage secured; Previous paralegal experience; A high level of academic achievement, including a minimum 2:1 degree/postgraduate legal qualification; ability to work independently and also as part of a team; ability to prioritise workload; strong IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. You will be well-organised, conscientious, flexible and able to cope with challenging deadlines. The contract is for a fixed term of 6 months, renewable up to 11 months.