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Employment Paralegal

Employment Paralegal

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £15000 - £24000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rachel Nielsen

  • Contact email:

    rachel.nielsen@centricrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    909803_1524772871

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-05-26

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Role: Employment Paralegal
Location: Leeds
Salary: £15,000 to £24,000 (DOE)
Hours: 35 hours - Monday to Friday

Our client is a is a national law practice of around 1000 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, Surrey, Cardiff and London, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, we also have employees based in onsite client offices in Whitstable.

We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effect and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.

Job Specification:

We are currently looking for a Paralegal to join our Employment team based in our Leeds office. The purpose of the role is to run a caseload of Employment Tribunal files and also support the existing Employment team with non-contentious work. Experience of working in the employment field is helpful, but not essential.

Work is mostly claimant litigation, with some respondent litigation and the successful applicant will be required to help cover a helpline. If successful, you will have a varied and interesting case load, with high quality work including complex discrimination and protected disclosure cases and plenty of scope for developing legal skills in a friendly, collegiate environment

Duties/Responsibilities:

Advising clients on potential Employment Tribunal claims;
Running a case load of Employment Tribunal claims, including drafting pleadings, drafting witness statements, negotiating settlements, and instructing counsel or advocates as necessary;
Complying with service level agreements;
Supporting other members of the team in running their caseloads.

Skills/Competencies required:

Essential:

Effective time management skills;
Effective people skills (able to get on with colleagues, clients, other side solicitors etc);
The ability to work as part of a team;
The ability to prioritise your work;
The ability to work to strict deadlines;
An organised approach to your work; and
A positive attitude.

Experience required:

Knowledge of employment law and legal experience in a law firm;
The ability to run a caseload.



The Company

We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals. With the Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our staff to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our staff.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, childcare vouchers, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have an active social committee and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment.