Insolvency Paralegal

Job Description

Salary: £15,000-£20,000

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our Insolvency and Recoveries team is experienced in handling all kinds of insolvency and recoveries work nationally. We act on behalf of large corporates, owner managed businesses, public bodies, insurers, professional practices, regulatory bodies and private individuals. We also act on behalf of insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, litigation funders, fixed charge receivers, directors and other stakeholders. Members of all levels of qualification across the team regularly deal with complex, high profile and sensitive issues across a broad range of matters (both contentious and non-contentious) with far reaching implications as well as regulated and unregulated debt recovery from individuals and businesses. The team and many within it are recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500.

The role

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our Insolvency and Recoveries team in either Birmingham, Leeds or Liverpool.

This role will focus on Commercial Recoveries. The team undertakes B2B and public sector debt recovery work and to provide support in relation to the team’s other client work as and when required.

Main duties and responsibilities (subject to skills and experience) include:

  • Handle money only debt matters and section 146 Notices
  • Conduct litigation, including issuing claims, obtaining judgments and enforcing judgments
  • Contact with client, as delegated
  • Complete MI procedures as required
  • Achieve set targets/KPIs
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, compliance and quality measures are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

Essential

  • Motivated and highly-driven
  • Excellent IT and typing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible approach

Desirable

  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • An understanding of money and return of goods claims
Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

 

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

 

  • We're committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential. 

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