Paralegal - Regulatory

Discipline: Paralegal
Salary: £Competitive
Contact name: Nicole Laming

Contact email: nicole.laming@blakemorgan.co.uk
Job ref: 001763
Published: about 2 months ago

We are looking for Paralegals to join our Regulatory team. It's a great time to join the Regulatory Business Group whilst we grow and hire paralegals, case managers and advocates.

The core working hours are Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, with flexibility of working from home 3 days a week as part of our Smart Working Policy.  As the team is growing to respond to new client wins, we are happy to consider locations that best suit the right candidates. We are therefore keen to see applications from those that are able to work from our Cardiff, Southampton or Reading office 2 days a week.

This will be a busy role providing support to qualified fee earners but enhanced training will be provided by the teams Professional Support Lawyer and therefore previous Paralegal experience is not essential.  

Typical Workload

Under the guidance of our case managers you will be undertaking a case investigator role, predominantly on behalf of regulators in the healthcare sector. These regulators ensure that the public is protected and standards are maintained by investigating concerns raised regarding the conduct, competence and health of registrants which might impact on their fitness to practise. 

You will be conducting witness interviews, drafting witness statements and obtaining and preparing all hearing documentation in accordance with a case plan. You will communicate extensively with witnesses, professional registrants, legal representatives and our regulatory clients.

As your experience develops, you will be able to prepare case plans for investigations and draft reports summarising the evidence available, all with the support and under the supervision of your dedicated line manager.

Skills / Experience Required

*         Law degree and/or LPC or able to demonstrate the required skills from practise

*         Previous legal work experience is desirable but not essential

*         Previous administration is experience desirable but not essential

*         Good communication skills (verbal and written)

*         Commitment to high levels of client care

*         Confident and personable

*         Proactive

*         Flexible

*         IT literate

*         Dedication, determination and loyalty to colleagues, clients and communities

*         Collegiate and team-playing approach

*         Relationship-driven and people oriented

*         Approachable

*         Committed to rigour around treating all clients fairly

*         Focused on attributing dedication, determination and loyalty to colleagues, clients and communities

*         Able to demonstrate continuous development and diversity in thinking

*         Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality

Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast region. We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements. Our clients are commercial businesses, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.

Our business groups are:

Construction

Employment, Pensions, Benefits & Immigration

Commercial Recoveries

Private Client

Property Group

Commercial Litigation South / Wales

Corporate

Commercial Litigation London / TV

Banking and Finance

Commercial and Charities

Regulatory

Our office locations and details of how to reach them are found here.

Our Regulatory Business Group is recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 as a highly regarded team specialising in advising professional regulators. The team do that by investigating allegations regarding a professional's fitness to practise. Where there is a case to answer, we may prepare the case for hearing and present it before a panel of professionals and lay people who will determine what action, if any, needs to be taken if the allegations are proved.

We have one of the largest teams in the country, comprising solicitors, barristers, CILEX lawyers, paralegals and trainees and we are supported by a dedicated professional support lawyer and an experienced administrative team.

More information about our Regulatory practice can be found here.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website through our Online Portal.

Closing Date:  Within two months from date of posting but please note we are continually reviewing applications so we would recommend applying sooner rather than later.

Interviews:  The interview process will start as soon as suitable candidates have been identified.  We will notify you in advance if you are required to carry out a drafting exercise/skills test as part of the interview process.

If you have any questions, please email Nicole Laming at nicole.laming@blakemorgan.co.uk or telephone on 023 8085 7398.

Your personal data will be processed in line with our applicant privacy policy which explains how we treat your data.

Please note that we are currently only accepting CVs from direct applicants.

Our Culture and Environment

We pride ourselves on our Personality, which is weaved into everything we do for our staff, clients and communities alike. We have created an environment underpinned by our ACTS framework that places high value on being:

Astute (commercially)

Committed

Team playing

Straightforward

It's part of the way we like to do things. If you wish to work amongst colleagues with these behaviours, then you will find yourself amongst likeminded individuals at Blake Morgan.

We work as one team and believe in supporting our colleagues to strengthen the firm. We act honestly and openly in all that we do. We care for our communities and encourage all our people to actively participate in our sports, social and charitable activities. We foster a mature and smart flexible working environment which is family friendly. We also offer opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and to progress within the firm via our Blake Morgan Academy.  We seek to be transparent in all of our dealings with applicants and ensure that you have all the information you need to understand our recruitment process to decide whether or not the role and our firm are right for you.  If you have any questions, please email Nicole Laming at nicole.laming@blakemorgan.co.uk or telephone on 023 8085 7398.

Blake Morgan strives to create and maintain a positive, non-discriminatory work environment. We will ensure that all applications for vacancies will be considered without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or marital status. We strive to ensure that our shortlisting and interviewing panels are diverse. Further details about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion can be found here.

Benefits

When you join us, you can expect a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits. Read about them here

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