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2020-03-13 15:56:021970-01-01 Equation Recruitment
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Reading
Area Berkshire, England Berkshire England Reading
Sector Legal
Salary £19000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + A bounty of benefits...
Start Date
Job Ref J2320
Job Views 377
Description
Due to expansion, our client who is one of the UK's leading full-service law firms with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast Region are seeking to recruit a new Paralegal within their Professional Regulatory team in Reading.

Their Legal 500, tier 1 ranked regulatory team has a national profile, providing advice and assistance in all areas of professional disciplinary practice.

The team comprises partners, barristers, solicitors and paralegals all of whom specialise in regulatory work, but who come from a mix of criminal and civil litigation backgrounds. Their client base continues to grow rapidly, and consequently excellent opportunities continue to arise within the business.

Under the guidance of the solicitor and barrister case managers you will be undertaking a case investigator role, predominantly on behalf of national healthcare regulators such as the Nursing & Midwifery Council, General Dental Council, General Optical Council, and General Pharmaceutical Council. You will be conducting witness interviews, drafting witness statements and obtaining/preparing all hearing documentation in accordance with a case plan.

You will also attend expert conferences and some substantive fitness to practise hearings. You will communicate extensively with witnesses, professional registrants, legal representatives and professional clients including the regulators' hearings managers.

The person specification
*Law degree or other subject
*Previous legal work experience
*Good communication skills (verbal and written)
*Commitment to high levels of client care
*Confident and personable
*Well regarded in their current position
*Able to demonstrate a team working ethic
*Proactive
*Flexible
*IT literate
*Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality
*You must be well organised, used to working to tight timescales and possess highly effective interpersonal skills.

Company Culture and Environment
This leading business prides themselves on their commitment and care for their staff, the clients and their communities and this commitment is written into their Principles - it's part of the way they like to do things.
They work as one team and believe in supporting their colleagues to strengthen the firm. They act honestly and openly in all that they do. They care for their communities and encourage all their people to actively participate in their sports, social and charitable activities. The business also offers opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and to progress within the firm via their Academy.

Just some of the perks of working at this outstanding business include:

*Happy Birthday! - If your birthday falls on a working day you will get this day off.
*A sociable environment
*Unlimited supply of tea and coffee
*A great office space with an on-site restaurant
*Monthly 'Friday Night Drinks'
*Free parking/season ticket loan (office dependant)
*Local discounts
*And much, much more…

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Equation Recruitment are an equal opportunities employer that operates as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and as an employment business for temporary recruitment. Replying to this advert means that you provide us with authorisation to add you to our database for us to match and contact you for suitable vacancies.
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