Paralegal Litigation

About the role

Having assisted clients in the media industries build bespoke financing, accounting and insurance instruments for copyright protection and civil litigation, Hatton & Berkeley are expanding our middle office paralegal outsourcing. With a growing presence on a global scale, coupled with continued plans for expansion, this is an excellent time to join a truly dynamic and innovative business.

Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Contract Law - The role will involve dealing with a range of commercial matters, both contentious and non-contentious, including (but not limited to) generating first drafts of documents such as Confidentiality Agreements, Heads of Terms, amending Terms and Conditions and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Corporate Law – incorporating UK companies, dealing with Companies House compliance, filing annual returns and company accounts
  • Civil Litigation - dealing with civil litigation claims from beginning to end, drafting substantive responses, drafting Proceedings and Particulars of Claim/Defence
  • Conducting Advocacy: Representing Rights Holders at all small claims hearings; draft and negotiate terms of Settlement and Release Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Law and Practice - Managing Contentious and Non Contentious Issues. This will also involve drafting and preparing bundles for hearings, the preparation of skeleton arguments, drafting witness statements and advocacy for low value matters
  • Conducting legal research for ad hoc projects

Requirements:

  • Law degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 12 months experience working in a legal environment, preferably in house
  • Experience within litigation or with drafting commercial contracts
  • Confident, professional manner
  • Ability to build relationships with internal staff members
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, pressured environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient with Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications

Please note: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

H&B is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Required experience

  • Working in legal environment: 3 years

How to apply for this role

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to careers@hattonandberkeley.com

You can meet the rest of the team via the link here; http://www.hattonandberkeley.com/meet-the-team/