Paralegal (Inside IR35) | Ref: PSR0039465

Gld's Litigation Group

Paralegal (Inside IR35) | Ref: PSR0039465

Salary Not Specified

Gld's Litigation Group, City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: f4100a9bc3a145b6bfcfb29c38cc05a3

Full Job Description

The Government Legal Department ("GLD") is one of the largest providers of legal services across government and works with over 180 government departments and agencies.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for up to four Executive Officers (Paralegals), with experience of public inquiries/reviews and/or litigation (ideally public law litigation), to join the Public Inquiries, Reviews and Litigation ("PIRL") Team within GLD's Litigation Group.
The post holders will be assigned to work on the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.
As a Paralegal, your main responsibilities will be to:
+ Comply with Lexcel requirements, as well as policies, standards, procedures and service level agreements set at the GLD, Litigation Group and Team level
+ Comply with GLD Time Recording Policy and to meet chargeable hours target set by the Team
+ Manage their own workload (including meeting tight deadlines to preserve the GLD's reputation) with appropriate supervision and risk management
+ Carry out extensive disclosure exercise including documentation review, using the Relativity IT Platform
+ Assist with legal research and instruction of counsel
+ Build and maintain effective working relationship with clients
+ Maintain accurate and comprehensible case files
+ Assist with the team's knowledge management/sharing objectives (also providing input into client legal awareness projects)
+ Attend and contribute to team meetings
+ Assist with administrative tasks when required to do so
+ Display the Civil Service Values
+ Keep abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related issues and use training and other methods to refresh and improve their skills and knowledge.

+ Good organisational skills (including the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise own work in order to manage a busy and/or complex workload, and the ability to master new areas of law quickly) are essential.
+ Effective team working and client care skills (including the ability to build constructive working relationships with clients)
+ An ability to work proactively and independently with appropriate supervision
+ Ability to build good working relationships with colleagues and clients alike.
+ Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills
Desirable Experience:
+ Casework experience
+ Public law experience within the public sector (including insight into the interrelationship between law and politics)
+ Previous experience of public inquiries/reviews and/or litigation (ideally public law litigation)
+ Legal qualification, As a member of the disability confident scheme, GLD guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.
GLD guarantees to interview veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.