Senior / Lead Paralegal – Recoveries - Leeds – Permanent
We are looking to attract a Senior / Lead Paralegal to join DWF, an award-winning global legal business.
The Lead Paralegal will progress cases to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients whilst providing and maintaining management information under the terms of the client service level agreement.
This role represents an outstanding opportunity for an experienced debt recoveries Paralegal to join the Recoveries Technical Team who form part of our volume litigation area. The position offers a great variety of work and responsibility dealing with blue chip and private clients and managing a caseload of pre-action, post issue and post judgement matters.
We're offering you the opportunity to join a supportive and collegiate team and gain access to top level industry training. DWF have a unique approach to providing legal services and work with market leaders and the best in the industry, all whilst providing a supportive work environment where you will work collaboratively towards a shared vision.
We are keen to hear from ambitious and highly motivated candidates who are accustomed to managing their own cases and the whole process from start to finish(letter before action to enforcement), liaising with debtors, courts and clients. Experience of managing contentious defended claims would be ideal.
Life at DWF is fast paced so you will be someone who has an innovative and flexible approach as well as strong organisational / time management skills. It is also important that you can identify with our values of teamwork and client focus.
If you are looking to develop and grow your professional expertise and enhance your career in a legal business that isn't afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations … then apply!
Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.
Benefits package and flexible working:
We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.
DWF is a flexible business which has adopted a hybrid working model where our people enjoy a mix of home and office working. We believe that by operating in a hybrid way, our people enjoy the advantages of both office based collaboration and learning, as well working from home. This way of working allows us to honour our commitment to being a responsible business, offer flexibility and better work life balance as well as ensuring we preserve the DWF culture and values. We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible and agile role and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.
DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.
Supporting your application
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Note to recruitment agencies
We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.