Paralegal

Closing date: 19/01/2018
Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Department: Public Regulatory
Location: London
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

Fieldfisher is looking to recruit 3 Paralegals to work on secondment on a document review project in a substantial high-profile inquiry. 

Responsibilities
  • Initial review and categorisation of documents on an electronic database in line with a pre-agreed disclosure protocol.
  • Second-line review of potentially relevant documents for further analysis.
  • Assisting with disclosure of documents.
  • Liaising with providers of material re disclosure of documents to the Inquiry.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Excellent academics, LPC desirable.
  • Ability to understand the business situation and be flexible to changing priorities.
  • Experience gained through a Paralegal role or a legal internship would be desirable.
  • Previous use of Relativity disclosure platform would be advantageous.
  • Ability to liaise with stakeholders, explain process and escalate issues appropriately in what will sometimes be difficult and sensitive situations. 
  • Excellent attention to detail  without the need for close supervision.
  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • IT literacy and specifically Excel skills.

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.