Paralegal

  • Job Reference: 6669
  • Date Posted: 20 May 2022
  • Website: https://www.thomasdessain.com/
  • Location: Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting role supporting senior lawyers with excellent level of service to the firm’s clients, including: creating ‘blue book’ for each legal matter and maintaining this; undertaking legal and document research; assisting with disclosure tasks; document management (hardcopy and electronic filing) and photocopying; preparation of court bundles; assisting with procedural aspects of case conduct; attending client conferences and court hearings and taking notes; preparing first drafts of chronologies, witness statements, summonses; keep up-to-date with changes in the law; attract additional business from new and existing clients; contribute to strategic objectives; support internal procedures and systems including file / case management, time recording; take part in team meetings; attend training; record chargeable time and achieve minimum number of chargeable hours each month; contribute to business development activities such as article writing or attendance at firm events.
Candidate will have strategic and commercial awareness; strong academics; educated to degree level (or equivalent), having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above; thorough understanding of civil and criminal procedure; high levels of initiative and motivation; team player; ability to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines without compromising accuracy; highly effective organisational skills; excellent communication skills; IT literate; flexible approach; ability to remain calm under pressure.
Five years continuous residence in Jersey required.