Phillips Solicitors is a leading Hampshire law firm based in Basingstoke and is going through an exciting period of growth. We won the Law Society Excellence Awards Medium Law Firm of the Year 2021, Hampshire Law Society Firm of the Year and Lawyer of the Year 2022, and we have pioneering policies to support our team.
We are currently looking to recruit a Litigation Paralegal to join our growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join and assist in our highly regarded department.
Phillips has a core value of bringing talented people together to achieve exceptional outcomes. We are passionate about:
- attracting and retaining the brightest and most positive colleagues to work with;
- being the regional law firm that clients want to work with for the quality of our advice and our people; and
- being a place where we love coming into work.
The successful candidate will be working as member of a vibrant and growing commercial and civil litigation team, working alongside partners and associates. The work is varied and covers a broad range of commercial and civil litigation disputes, including breaches of contract, business disputes, contentious wills and probate matters, and property litigation.
In your role, you will:
1. Assist partners/associates with the day-to-day management of their files, which may include: –
- the drafting documents, including witness statements and court forms;
- preparing court bundles;
- legal research;
- liaising with, and meeting with clients; and
- assisting with general compliance and file administration tasks.
2. Manage their own caseload of small claim cases and debt recovery claims.
3. Be expected, if required (and subject to your capacity) to assist other commercial teams, including the Employment Team, should it be required. The hope is that this will help broaden your experiences and make the role more enriching for a candidate with a strong interest in developing knowledge and gaining experience.
Whilst experience is always helpful, it is not essential. Our key requirement of a successful candidate is that you are a willing and eager individual who is highly organised with an ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. In return, we offer a competitive salary dependent upon experience and ability and a performance related bonus.
Phillips has a strong and loyal client base with a substantial amount of work coming in from repeat clients and their referrals. We are a key member of the local business community and strive to be the market leader in the region. Our culture is one of continuous growth and development, not only in terms of the expertise and the services we offer, but also in our engagement with the local community.
Phillips offers a performance related bonus, a company pension scheme, a group life assurance scheme, a day off for your birthday, hybrid working, and a cycle to work scheme. In addition, there are regular social events, a running and walking club, weekly fruit and free entry into the Basingstoke half marathon on which we are headline sponsors.
We are an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and diversity within the workplace.
Please send your letter of application and CV to our Finance and Operations Manager, Faye McMahon by emailing [email protected]
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