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Senior Paralegal

locationLeeds, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago

Senior Paralegal Technical Recoveries - Leeds

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Paralegal to join our Technical Recoveries Team. In this role, you will manage a caseload on behalf of one or more DWF Clients, from scoping matters referred into the Technical Team to achieving time-critical deliverables, all while adhering to budget constraints and legal parameters.

Main Duties:

  • Provide ad hoc advice and guidance to Clients and colleagues on non-referred matters.
  • Brief Counsel for complex matters.
  • Review matters at the point of referral, providing specific and proportionate scopes divisible into discrete tasks.
  • Handle various legal matters including pre-action disputes, drafting legal documents, negotiating settlements, making court applications, and preparing for hearings/trials.
  • Communicate scopes to Clients and keep them informed of progress throughout.
  • Interact with third parties, including Litigants In Person, legal representatives, and Courts.
  • Take care and conduct of legal matters, progressing them through to conclusion.
  • Utilize the Liberate case management system effectively.
  • Provide line management and limited supervisory responsibility for junior team members.
  • Report regularly to the Specialist Manager on matters under your responsibility.

Skills Required:

  • Strong organizational skills, capable of managing and prioritizing a caseload of under 100 cases.
  • Strategic thinking and decisive, action-focused decision-making abilities.
  • Proficiency in ICT, including intermediate keyboard skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, legal research abilities, and technical competencies.
  • Interpersonal skills for effective collaboration within a diverse team and across other business units.
  • Demonstrate integrity, engage in open debate, and foster a culture of sharing best practices and reporting issues without fear.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for correspondence via email, letters, telephone, and video conferences.

About DWF

At DWF, we deeply appreciate the significance of offering a comprehensive rewards package that extends beyond a basic salary. Our commitment is to ensure that each member of our team not only feels valued but is also duly rewarded throughout their tenure with us. Upon joining our organisation, you will have the opportunity to select from a diverse array of benefits, allowing you to carefully tailor a package that perfectly aligns with your individual needs and those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits and robust well-being programs.

Our recruitment process upholds the highest standards of fairness and engagement. It includes comprehensive interviews and, at times, a written assessment, an assessment day, or presentation. We aim to create a positive experience for all candidates and offer any adjustments or additional support for more details follow this link:

In the event that external support is required to fill a vacancy, the role will be shared exclusively with select agencies from our Preferred Supplier List. We request recruitment agencies not to send unsolicited candidate submissions to DWF, no fees will be applicable.

To formally express your interest and submit your application, kindly use the link provided below.