Employment Trainee Paralegal/Paralegal

Recruiter
Lyons Davidson Solicitors
Location
Leeds
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
18 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
1181376465
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Lyons Davidson is a national law practice of around 900 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, New Malden and Cardiff, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP. We also have employees based in our onsite client offices in Folkestone and Whitstable.

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.

Purpose:

We are currently looking for a Paralegal to join our Employment team based in our Leeds city centre 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 an in hours helpline on a rota basis. 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 case loads.

Skills/Competencies required:
  • Knowledge of employment law and legal experience in a law firm;
  • The ability to run a caseload;
  • 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.

Why Join us?

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 and 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 insofar as it is relevant.

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