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Paralegal / Legal Assistant - CDR

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant to join our Commercial Disputes team in Glasgow. This is a full time, permanent position undertaking fee earning work on a variety of tasks, providing assistance to senior fee earners.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will develop your technical and commercial skills through bespoke knowhow and development programmes ensuring you exceed all expectations. We have a flat hierarchy and you will be a highly valued member of the team and firm and we will ensure your hard work is recognised.

Role Responsibility

As a Paralegal your day to day remit includes:

  • Opening files, conflict checking, organising documents, including ongoing file management such as filing correspondence, photocopying, scanning, faxing, closing;
  • Creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets, databases and graphic based analysis for reporting purposes (to assist with internal and external reporting requirements) 
  • Ordering documents from the Land Registry;
  • Billing and arranging for third parties to be paid;
  • Pre-litigation to include issuing letter before claims, telephone calls, e-mails, instructing trace reports and taking payments from customers;
  • Liaising with customers, clients and third parties;
  • Issuing Simple Procuedure and Ordinary Cause proceedings to include diarising key court deadlines, lodging documents at court and serving on debtors in accordance with court deadlines;
  • Comprehensive knowledge on enforcement of Court Decrees;
  • Personal and corporate insolvency proceedings;
  • Experience in England and Wales debt recovery and enforcement would be beneficial;
  • Secured commercial recoveries and enforcement experiecne would be beneficial;
  • Making applications for payment and possession via the The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) would be beneficial;

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • Experienced in debt recovery practices would be beneficial;
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and develop legal skills in the area of debt recovery;
  • Candidates will need a good knowledge of Word, Outlook, and Excel


Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.



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