Paralegal

£22 - £26 per hour
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Job description

Morgan Hunt are currently working with a high-profile Professional Membership Body, in their search for a temporary Paralegal to provide assistance and support in relation to legal advice and representation of members in regulatory proceedings.

You will support with the representation and defence of members in regulatory proceedings in relation to alleged professional misconduct, allegations brought by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and at Inquest.

This will involve managing case files, preparing cases and case bundles for a range of hearings, and obtaining and drafting witness statements. You will also undertake legal research, prepare legal documentation (including instructions and briefs), filing documents, attending hearings and taking notes in conferences and hearings.

The successful applicant will have strong legal experience, ideally within a claimant, trade union, healthcare or regulatory organisation. You will have experience gathering, interpreting and presenting information in an understandable format, drafting correspondence and ensuring customer service standards are met.

You have strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills, with the ability to manage competing demands, negotiate with good influencing skills and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Job Title: Paralegal

Location: Hybrid Working (Location Negotiable)

Hourly Rate: £22.00 - £26.00 (PAYE)

Job Type: Temporary (3 months, with potential extension)

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week or more)

Start Date: ASAP

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the representation and defence members in respect of regulatory proceedings, at Inquests and in respect of allegations brought by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Taking, drafting and proof-reading witness statements
  • Taking notes in conference and at hearings before regulatory and other tribunals
  • Preparing bundles of documents for hearings
  • Managing case files, including those consisting of Substantive Order Review cases and others considered appropriate
  • Assisting Senior Legal Officers and Legal Officers prepare cases for interim order hearings and interim order review hearings
  • Undertaking legal research
  • Attending on members and witnesses at all stages of the proceedings
  • Preparing legal documents, including instructions and briefs to barristers
  • Filing documents with relevant tribunals or authorities
  • Attending hearings and supporting barristers and solicitors representing the member

Personal Specification

  • Law Degree or equivalent legal experience
  • Experience within a claimant, trade union, healthcare or regulatory organisation
  • Experience of gathering information and presenting it in an understandable format
  • Ability to assist Senior Legal Officers and Legal Officers with advising and representing members on all aspects of regulatory law
  • Excellent communication, including written and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage competing demands whilst maintaining a calm, measured & professional service
  • Ability to negotiate with good influencing skills
  • Ability to draft correspondence, selecting and interpreting information
  • Experience of building strong and successful relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of working within a team, and ensuring that all internal operating protocols and customer service standards are met

Please contact to find out more information regarding this fantastic opportunity for a Paralegal.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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Alfie Robinson
Senior Consultant - Governance & Legal
Charity Recruitment Team / Professional Services Recruitment Team
London
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