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Paralegal - Employment Law - Stephens Scown

Paralegal - Employment Law - Stephens Scown

companyStephens Scown
locationExeter, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
Partial QWE - SQE route
1 - 2 years of experience
£1-£29,999
Role CommencementAs soon as possible
SRA QWE competencesApplying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1)

Application deadline: not stated

Work for a place that works for you…

At Stephens Scown, every day is what we make it. So we make it matter. Doing notable work for notable clients. Building our skills with talented people. Making our mark on our communities. Being a force for good.

We don’t just say it, we live it. Our commitment to our people, clients and communities runs through our DNA. We are employee-owned, we are a Certified B Corporation, and we are featured in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 list – ensuring our culture and ethos of going above and beyond for our people, our colleagues and our communities is recognised nationally.

The Role

  • Your role will be providing paralegal support to our employer advisory service, HRExpress, and the broader Employment team.
  • HRExpress focuses on advising our employer clients on the telephone and by email, as well as providing supporting letters and documents, carrying out research, and drafting contracts and handbooks using an extensive bank of precedents and legal resources.
  • Within the broader team, you will be involved in supporting partners and senior fee earners with litigation and dispute work, corporate support work (including large-scale redundancies, restructuring and transfers of businesses) and other employment work.

About You

  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on exceptional client care.
  • You are highly organised, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines while remaining calm under pressure.
  • You thrive in a collaborative team environment.
  • You are proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • A good working knowledge of employment law and HR practice would be an advantage.

 What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and an impressive array of benefits and rewards. Not least of these is through the Firm’s employee-ownership status, where every employee is listened to, helps to realise our vision and receives an equal share in our annual profit-share.
  • Our hybrid working model and approach to flexible working enables our people to share their working time between home and the office to support a healthy work / life balance.
  • View a full list of our benefits– including 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and your birthday), private medical insurance, group life assurance, access to a comprehensive range of wellbeing support, and three additional days’ paid leave to support good causes.

Why Stephens Scown?

Being Great Matters…

Working here is something else entirely. It’s a place where we can step up to tough challenges with people so good they inspire us to be better. We proudly work in a beautiful part of the country, go beyond expectations and achieve things that matter.

Owning It Matters…

We’re the UK’s first major employee-owned law firm. But more than this, we’re people-centred, people-powered. We do what it takes to help each other overcome every challenge. Whatever’s happening in the world, empowering our people is what matters.

Doing Good Matters…

Our communities and colleagues give us a lot to be thankful for. So we try to make them feel as valued as our clients. Whether we’re digging deep and giving our time and money, picking up rubbish from our streets and beaches, at Stephens Scown, if it’s right, it matters.

Having Fun Matters…

We might have the expertise of a top city firm, but outside our offices there’s not a skyscraper in sight. Whether we’re getting to know our clients on our local beach or having fun in the park with colleagues, we’re all about living a life enriched by work. Making the fun matter.

Apply for this position

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application by email (quoting your current or last salary) enclosing an up to date CV to humanresources@stephens-scown.co.uk or by post to: HR Department, Stephens Scown LLP, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1RS

Practice area

  • Employment law

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999