Paralegal - 12 month FTC

  • CMS
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Jun 02, 2021

Job Description

CMS are looking for Paralegals to service an exciting and new client project to be based in any of our regional offices including Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

We are looking for experienced litigation paralegals and assistant paralegals to join our Legal Services Unit in either Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield or Manchester as part of a team focussed on a large and high-profile defendant litigation project for a key financial services client.

We are seeking experienced paralegals and assistant paralegals to manage a large caseload of claims on behalf of the defendant party.

You will be part of a large team working for one of CMS' key financial services clients, supported by robust processes, document automation and automated workflows.

Responsibilities will include:

- Reviewing and analysing claimant and defendant documents;

- Drafting and filing procedural court documents;

- Assisting in the preparation of defences and witness statements;

- Preparing for hearings;

- Negotiating;

- Liaising with the wider team, the client, courts, Counsel and the claimants' solicitors;

- Collaborating to achieve deadlines;

- Preparing management information;

- Accurate time recording.

About You

We are looking for an enthusiastic paralegals and assistant paralegals with strong technology skills and an ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and work to deadlines. Able to demonstrate that you can handle a large workload, you will be extremely organised and must be able to prioritise effectively. You will have a strong academic background. For the experienced paralegal roles, previous litigation experience, preferably in the field of high volume litigation, is required.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.