Fieldfisher is a European law firm operating in exciting sectors such as technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. We’re an international firm with more than 1,550 people across 25 offices in Europe, Asia and America.
Awarded a 5-Star ranking by the Legal 500, we work with market-leading practices and are built around people having developed a strong balance between legal excellence and a down-to-earth practical approach to clients’ needs.
Focused on keeping pace with this continually changing world, we use new models of working and integrate legal technology with our colleagues’ expertise to provide modern legal advice for the modern world.
We’re now looking for a Legal Professional to join us in Belfast and play a key role within our Disputes Resolution team.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a graduate with superb research skills to embark upon an incredible legal career.
From our offices in Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter, you will be able to witness the outstanding transformation of this area of our city and experience all the best that Belfast has to offer.
You will also discover that we are focused on the development of each and every one of our colleagues and provide full training and supervision as well as the chance to progress and advance for those with ambition.
In the last few years, we have won a host of awards for our services, innovation and simply for being an exceptional legal firm, so you know your career is in good hands. What’s more, we are committed to training and developing our colleagues, so you can be assured that you will receive superb support and continuing development throughout your time with us.
As a Legal Professional, you will join our highly regarded, cross-border, multi-disciplinary Disputes Resolution team and help to tackle a range of legal challenges for all manner of clients.
Our Disputes Resolution team keeps complex matters moving forward, dispensing focused and incisive counsel and advice and solving problems. Meeting the needs of high-net-worth, corporate or government clients in the UK, Europe, US, CIS, Middle East, North Africa and Asia, we protect their interests and use a wide range of different techniques and approaches to achieve our aims.
Acting in the capacity of a Paralegal, your role will involve:
- Drafting, reviewing and preparing documentation - Proofreading and managing documents - Reviewing documents for privilege - Liaising with Partners, clients and third parties - Attending team meetings and providing effective input - Interviewing witnesses and drafting witness statements - Assisting with trial preparation, including the preparation of trial bundles - Legal research and other investigative tasks
To be considered as a Legal Professional, you will need:
- A strong educational background and law degree, preferably with a minimum grade of 2:1 - Experience of handling a varied and busy workload - Excellent research and analytical skills - Excellent IT skills - Commercial understanding allowing you to foresee upcoming needs and act proactively - A team player mentality and a reliable and professional nature - The ability to work methodically and at pace, even when time pressured - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Enthusiasm and a keen, proactive approach - The drive to exceed expectations and be fully committed to the role
Six months’ experience of working as a Paralegal and/or Legal Professional would be beneficial to your application. Experience of working in a document review team and a solid understanding of privilege would also be an advantage.
Other organisations may call this role Paralegal, Legal Administrator, Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant, or Legal Clerk.
Webrecruit Ireland and Fieldfisher are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
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