Graduate Litigation Paralegal - #1134395

The Portfolio Group

Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
The Portfolio Group

Portfolio are proud to be exclusively representing our award-wining, multinational HR & Employment Law services client in their search for a Litigation Executive, specialising in Employment Law. In this role you will be dealing with case preperation before Employment tribunal, working on behalf of Business owners to assess tribunal matters, create court bundles,witness statements etc. You must be educated to LLb and have Employment law knowledge and Litigation experience. In return you will gain fantastic knowledge of Employment law across all industries, and amazing progression opportunies. This role will also support SQL qualification as it will count towards Legal work experience.

Job Purpose

To assist our broad spectrum of clients with Employment Tribunal matters, from advising on merits of the case, drafting responses to exchanging witness statements as well as conducting telephone preliminary hearings.

Job Overview

We are looking for a bright, confident, legally-qualified individual, preferably with employment law experience, to work in a dynamic team to cover all aspects of case preparation.

The ideal candidate will relish assuming responsibility for a caseload in a fast-paced but supportive team environment. The focus is on great client service, along with a firm commercial approach, and we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills to provide that.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

· Assessing Tribunal matters as well as early conciliation matters

· Drafting pleadings, witness statements and relevant applications

· Dealing with all aspects of document disclosure and creation of bundles

· Liaising with Tribunals, Claimants' representatives, clients and ACAS

· Providing advice on case prospects and achieving commercially favourable settlements

· Conducting preliminary hearings by telephone

What you Bring to the Team

· Law degree (or GDL) plus good litigation experience and/or a professional qualification (LPC/BPTC)

· A real commitment to helping our clients through a difficult time

· A positive approach to a busy workload and team work

· A genuine passion for employment law and attention to detail


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