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Paralegal

Term: Permanent
Department: Litigation

Location: Cayman Islands

Service: Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Our Litigation team help our clients solve their problems and protect their interests.  Instructed by a wide range of financial institutions, fiduciary service providers, commercial entities and private individuals based worldwide our expert teams are involved in a broad spectrum of litigation work. This includes trust disputes, insolvencies, boardroom battles, fraud and asset recovery, regulatory enforcement and arbitration.

We believe in a ‘hands-on’ approach and our clients have access to our experienced litigation partners for the duration of any case. We take on our clients' issues and guide them towards the best solution, communicating regularly and providing reassurance at every stage.

Purpose of the job

The purpose of this role is to provide an efficient support service to Associates and Partners on the full range of contentious matters.  This role may require you to record your time in line with our procedures.

Main responsibilities

  • Assisting in drafting a range of legal documents
  • Reviewing and summarising legal and other documents
  • Performing legal research and analysis
  • Printing and collating legal documents
  • Checking legal forms/documents for accuracy
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports, correspondence and bundles
  • Maintaining system based filing systems, assisting in file openings and CDD requirements
  • Supporting the team's marketing plans
  • Adhering to all policies, procedures and regulations as required
  • Taking responsibility for a wide range of tasks/projects as required by the partners/lawyers in the group

Qualifications

  • Likely to be degree level educated and working towards a legal qualification

Knowledge/skills/experience:

  • Some previous experience in a legal environment, ideally in a similar role.
  • Document management experience would be useful.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Willingness and ability to learn about the law.

Competencies

We would like you to have:

  • Organisational/time management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage a workload effectively within deadlines.
  • A responsible, disciplined and methodical approach and a keen eye for detail.
  • The ability to use initiative to resolve issues and to work independently with appropriate supervision.
  • Team spirited, with flexibility and enthusiasm

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • Commit to fulfilling your personal CPD requirements and to continually develop your skills and knowledge.
  • Act in keeping with our core behaviours.
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