Paralegal - Litigation - 3 month FTC

  • Mishcon De Reya
  • London, UK
  • Feb 13, 2018
Contract Commercial Litigation Paralegal

Job Description

Job Title   Paralegal - Litigation   Job Location   London   Opening Date   13-Feb-2018   Business Area   Dispute Resolution   Description

Details               Three month fixed term contract with potential to extend

The Firm

Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937 we now have offices in London and New York, employ more than 800 people with over 500 lawyers offering a wide range of legal and related services to companies and individuals. In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya LLP prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candour and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas. We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York.

The Department

Mishcon de Reya has one of the largest and most comprehensive Dispute Resolution offerings in London; over half of the Firm's lawyers are litigators. From a core of Fraud litigators we have built a team that covers most major areas of the Dispute Resolution world including: Business Crime, Tax, Competition and Anti-Trust, International Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Fraud Defence. Each dispute requires a bespoke solution, sometimes aggressive, sometimes measured. We fight our client’s corner: we take ownership of our client's dispute so that we can resolve it as effectively as possible. We fiercely guard our clients' interests.


Responsibilities/Duties

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Liaising with clients in a timely, professional and courteous manner.
  • Typing and amending attendance notes, letters, faxes presentations and other documents as required, using Microsoft Office and the DMS.
  • To regularly, frequently and accurately maintain and update correspondence and other filing.
  • To maintain confidentiality in respect of those matters which are commercially sensitive or secret.
  • To transcribe audio dictation and copy type letters, memos and reports and to prepare signed correspondence for despatch.
  • Liaising with other departments where required.
  • Maintaining client contact details on CRM (Interaction) database.
  • Photocopying, faxing and filing.
  • Preparation of monthly bills.
  • Checking for monies on account to see whether bills have been paid.
  • To work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Providing support as required by the fee-earners and working with other secretaries/paralegals in the Department.


 Skills/Attributes

  • Ideally LPC/BPTC qualified or equivalent
  • Experience working in Commercial Litigation as a paralegal ideal
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage own workload
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders
  • Resilient and calm under pressure
  • Adaptable and flexible approach
  • Pro-active and takes initiative
  • Proficiency in MS Packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • Experience with Document Management Systems is an advantage

Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You may be required by your line manager to take on additional responsibilities when requested.