Careers

Paralegal

Role profile: Role Profile Level 2
PQE: Not applicable
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm)
Division: Litigation, Transaction and Advisory
Team: Regulatory Midlands and South
Location: Birmingham
The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

The Regulatory Department is very diverse, offering a broad range of expert advice to healthcare professionals facing possible criminal and professional regulatory sanctions, Trusts and organisations on issues such as best interest decisions to DPA requests and inquests, as well as organisations and individuals facing Health & Safety, criminal and other regulatory prosecutions.

The role

We are recruiting for an experienced Paralegal to join our Regulatory team in Birmingham. To provide case handling and administrative support to the case handlers within the team.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the case handlers and the wider practice with their caseloads of regulatory work
  • Respond promptly and accurately to correspondence and telephone enquiries from clients and courts with and without supervision
  • Liaison with Court officials and experts
  • Perform case handling and administrative tasks such as opening and closing files, sorting incoming and outgoing mail, dealing with routine documentation etc.
  • Assist with the progression of files and updating clients
  • Assist with the compiling of marketing and business development literature
  • Complete MI procedures as and when required
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification
  • Previous paralegal experience
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Genuine and demonstrable interest in regulatory work, preferably with previous experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – empathic and professional due to sensitivities of work.
  • Ability to analysis and organise large amounts of information and documentation.
  • Excellent IT and typing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible approach
Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

 

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

 

  • We're committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.  For more information please click  on the following link:

https://www.weightmans.com/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion