Litigation Paralegal

Job Description

Salary: up to £25,000 depending on experience

We are looking to recruit a paralegal to join the Aviation team in London.  This forms part of the Specialty team, which deals with a broad range of insurance litigation. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented person to experience a wide range of both international and domestic aviation work, predominantly contentious in nature, and to have significant responsibility and opportunity to develop with performance.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assisting partners and lawyers with their caseloads and providing administrative support to the team
  • Dealing with EC261 claims (claims against airlines for delay, cancellation, denied boarding)
  • Drafting basic correspondence and preparing court and other documentation
  • Potential for advocacy in the small claims track
  • Liaising by phone and e-mail with client contacts and third parties
  • Preparing instructions to experts/counsel and paper/electronic bundles of documents
  • Co-ordinating meetings, events and seminars, in close co-operation with fee-earners
  • Attending meetings and preparing attendance notes
  • Legal research
  • Ensuring compliance with deadlines, client service level agreements, relevant policies and procedures
  • Completion of management information
  • Carrying out conflict checks and opening new matters on the system
  • Deal with confidential, sensitive and restricted internal and client matters
  • Ad hoc support to campaign and marketing activities
  • Provide assistance with billing (including sending invoices to clients) and debt recovery
  • Effective liaison with support staff to manage workloads efficiently
  • Assisting with other work allocated by the Team Manager
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is only intended to be indicative of the types of activities which the successful candidate will be involved in.

About You

  • Experience of litigation is essential
  • Experience of aviation or a demonstrated interest is desirable
  • Professional and confident with a positive attitude
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Fully understands the importance of confidentiality, both internally and externally
  • A self-starter with a strong sense of loyalty to the team and professional pride in your work product
  • Any additional language skills are an asset
  • Fluency in English
  • Flexible, pro-active and works well under pressure
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Training on the job will be provided, where appropriate

Why work for us

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.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Advisor can confirm.

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