Peters & Peters

Peters & Peters is a leading commercial litigation and business crime boutique, providing outstanding services to governments, corporations and individual clients in the UK and abroad.

With a long and outstanding history, we strive to remain at the cutting edge of our specialist areas of expertise by pursuing innovative resolutions to legal problems. Our knowledge and experience across the full range of civil, regulatory and criminal issues uniquely positions us to advise clients on multi-faceted and complex crises arising in commercial contexts. We have worked on some of the most high profile, and challenging cases and investigations of recent years.

Our commitment to maintaining an inclusive and supportive workplace allows us to recruit and nurture talented lawyers and support staff, many of whom – along with the firm – are independently recognised as leaders in their fields.

Peters & Peters London, United Kingdom
Sep 05, 2017
Contract
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced paralegal to join our Civil Fraud and Commercial Litigation department. This is a full-time role and the successful candidate must be able to commit to at least a year. We also need someone who can start ASAP, ideally within the next few weeks. You will provide dedicated legal and administrative support on one case. Tasks may include administrative support for hearings and trials, including agreeing indices, preparing bundles, arranging transcribers and other logistical support; drafting research memos on a range of issues and taking detailed notes at meetings or during conference calls with clients, Counsel and third parties. Strong communication skills are essential, together with an exceptionally high standard of written and spoken English. The ideal candidate will have: A very strong academic background, including a law degree or GDL and the LPC or Bar course Previous paralegal or legal research experience within a litigation department; Excellent written and spoken English; Pro-active organisational skills High attention to detail and ability to prioritise; Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. You will be highly-organised, conscientious and able to cope with challenging deadlines. The salary is £27,500. We also offer 25 days annual leave per year, together with a range of other benefits. Peters & Peters is committed to diversity and inclusion. To apply, please e-mail your CV ASAP to Julie Beckwith.
Peters & Peters London, United Kingdom
Sep 05, 2017
Contract
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.