Paralegal (Commercial Law)



Job Type:



£13.72 - 17.10/hour



Main Purpose of the Job

To be responsible for supporting lawyers across the Legal Services Team in relation to all areas of law within the scope of the Team’s areas of responsibility.

The principal areas of law within the scope of the Legal Services Team are;

Family Law – Child Protection/Adult Social Care/Education/Corporate Governance and Information

Commercial Law – Regeneration/Contracts and Procurement/Planning and Licensing/Property

Litigation – Criminal and Civil Law/Housing/Employment

To contribute to the effective operational management of the Legal Services team in order to deliver a high quality and cost-effective legal service.

We need someone who can:
Hit the ground running
Has Previous experience
Law degree and
Litigation experience is an advantage 


At least one years’ experience in the legal profession.

Demonstrates some knowledge of practice and procedure in relation to one or more of the following: Family Law, Litigation, Commercial Law 

Effective participation in Lexcel and/or other quality systems

Working in a local authority or other large organisation


Personal Skills

Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing

Excellent drafting skills

Ability to analyse and solve a variety of complex problems with minimal supervision

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst helping with a diverse workload

Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with senior managers and other officers

Pro-active and have the energy, commitment and resolve necessary to get the job done 

Skilled in identifying and managing legal and corporate risk in all work undertaken

Good IT skills to utilise work systems and Microsoft Office applications

Good keyboard skills to input data precisely and draft complex documentation

Indicative Qualifications         

Law Degree, FILEX (or working towards)

Licensed Conveyancer

Good standard of general education