Paralegal

Location: All OWC office locations (Surrey & South-West London)
Job type: Permanent / Full-time (part-time would be considered)

The Company

Owen White & Catlin LLP has been established since 1921 and we have an extensive network of offices providing legal services to Southwest London, Surrey and Middlesex. We believe what makes us stand out from the rest of our peers is our commitment to quality, customer service and ensuring we recruit the best people. We take great pride in our personal service and the accessibility of our lawyers.

The Paralegal Role

Owen White and Catlin LLP are seeking high calibre, motivated and ambitious paralegals to join our team. In return we can offer a clear and rewarding career structure from solicitors through to equity partner. We can provide a range of seats in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Key responsibilities of Paralegal include: 

  • Managing all new client documentation and the administration of opening and closing files
  • Maintaining an effective and ordered filing system for allocated cases
  • Preparing of client invoicing and managing banking slips
  • Assisting clients with updates when fee earner is not available
  • Ensure compliance with professional standards and the firm’s policies in general
  • Preparing bundles
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Case handling under supervision, providing excellent Client care to ensure Clients’ satisfaction, making best endeavours to convert new leads into new cases
  • Preparing court forms and statements under supervision
  • Drafting of legal documents / correspondence under supervision
  • Ensuring compliance with the relevant Procedure Rules and SRA Code of Conduct
  • Appropriate use of time recording software in accordance with company procedures and management requests, i.e. recording of new enquiries for the reporting purposes, keeping tasks assigned up to date, etc
  • Dealing with incoming enquiries either from other Offices, Courts or from potential new Clients, redirecting enquiries to appropriate person

As a Paralegal it is essential you can demonstrate the following skills and competencies:

  • Experience working as a paralegal/assistant within a law firm is desirable
  • Ability to establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels
  • Competence in Microsoft Office products
  • Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous legal work experience or academic knowledge
  • Good attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

It is also desirable you can demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Proclaim

The Benefits

In return for your commitment we offer you;

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday in total each year including 1 day holiday on your birthday and 4 days holiday over the Christmas and New Year period. The office is closed on Christmas eve and re-opens on the first working day of the new year. In addition, you will be entitled to 8 bank holidays each year.
  • Pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance

Our office ours are 9am to 5pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch break (35 hours a week)

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.

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