Commercial Recoveries Paralegal

Job Description

Salary: Not specified

Brief Overview

Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast region. We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements. Our clients are commercial businesses, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.

The Role

This role is based within the Commercial Recoveries team at our Southampton office. You will manage your own caseload of Residential Landlord & Tenant repossession claims. Practical training will be given to you to assist you with managing your caseload, which will include assessing claims, preparing and serving Notices of Possession, issuing Court proceedings, preparing for court hearings, applying for warrants of possession and assessing post possession damage claims.

Skills & Experience

 

Skills / Experience Required

  • Team player

  • Proactive

  • Attention to Detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Negotiation skills

  • Experience of Residential Landlord & Tenant claims

  • Good GCSEs and/or A Levels

  • IT Literate

  • Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality

Job Benefits

 

Some of the benefits of working at Blake Morgan include:

Ÿ      26 days' annual holiday and option to purchase 1 weeks' leave

Ÿ      Birthday holiday, should your birthday fall on a working day

Ÿ      Performance related bonus scheme

Ÿ      Profit share scheme

Ÿ      Private medical insurance including access to a health advice helpline

Ÿ      Auto-enrolment pension scheme with matched contributions (5% employer pension contribution when employee contributes 3%)

Ÿ      Life assurance scheme

Ÿ      Critical illness cover

Ÿ      MediCare Cash Plan - claim for flu jab, health screening, optical and dental plus a range of wellbeing and health services

Ÿ      Employee Assistance Programme

Ÿ      Professional subscriptions

Ÿ      Free parking (Southampton)

Ÿ      Limited parking (Oxford)

Ÿ      Season ticket loan (Cardiff, London and Reading)

Ÿ      Cycle to work scheme

Ÿ      Preferential rates for travel insurance

Ÿ      Discounts at leading retailers

Ÿ      Volunteering leave

Ÿ      Recruitment referral scheme

Ÿ      Gifts at key lifestyle and career milestones

Culture & Environment

 

Our Culture and Environment

We pride ourselves on our Personality, which is weaved into everything we do for our staff, clients and communities alike. We have created an environment underpinned by our "ACTS framework" that places high value on being:

Astute (commercially)

Committed

Team playing

Straightforward

It's part of the way we like to do things. If you wish to work amongst colleagues with these behaviours, then you will find yourself amongst likeminded individuals at Blake Morgan.

We work as one team and believe in supporting our colleagues to strengthen the firm. We act honestly and openly in all that we do. We care for our communities and encourage all our people to actively participate in our sports, social and charitable activities. We also offer opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and to progress within the firm via our Blake Morgan Academy.

Blake Morgan strives to create and maintain a positive, non-discriminatory work environment. We will ensure that all applications for vacancies will be considered without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or marital status. Further details about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion can be found here.

Our encouragement of a decent work/life balance and complementary interests will help you towards a strong long-term profile in the regions. 

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