Paralegal

Term: Permanent
Department: Dispute Resolution
Location: Birmingham
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our Dispute Resolution team in Birmingham. The position will be permanently seconded to a newly establish subsidiary of Fieldfisher which will be specialising  in multi-party Civil damage and Employment claims.  The successful candidate will be joining a highly experienced team of lawyers, legal executives and paralegals.

Responsibilities
  • Liaising with clients and handling matters with appropriate sensitivity
  • Proof Reading
  • Legal research
  • Drafting and preparing documents
  • Claims management
  • Administrative tasks
Key Skills & Experience
  • Undergraduate degree, GDL if applicable and LPC.
  • Previous experience and interest in Dispute Resolution work desirable.
  • Manage challenging workload and work under pressure.
  • Previous experience of civil or employment claims would be advantageous.
  • Experience of case management  systems would be desirable but not essential.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be willing and able to commit for the duration of the contract.
  • Enthusiastic, keen and proactive.
  • Must be self-motivated.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.