Your new company
HNH Human Capital are recruiting a for a mid-tier, highly innovative law firm, based in Belfast who require an experienced legal executive to join their exceptional team of support staff.
Your new role
As a legal executive, you will be a central figure in ensuring the senior partner and other solicitors’ caseloads are being organised as efficiently as possible. You will be trained in new software systems and will have responsibility for a varied caseload of work. All legal executives provide broader support across each practice area within the office as and when required and you must have this mind-set in order to fully integrate into the team. You will assist in preparing case files, dealing with inquiries, screening suitability of private and legally aided cases, completing legal questionnaires, drafting correspondence and performing audio typing tasks. This is a fantastic opportunity for a truly ambitious and eager to learn graduate (or paralegal with some experience), to be taught by solicitors, who are considered experts in their field.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your work ethic and attitude and in return will be considered for apprenticeship if desired.
The role will be suited to experienced paralegals or legal secretaries who are not fixed in their ways and are open to‘re-learning’ new processes.
The successful legal executive will be able to demonstrate experience in a litigation team or relevant experience in another area of law. Broad legal experience across a number of areas is preferred though not essential. What is important is the right ‘can do’ attitude. A person who is eager to learn, can pick up new processes quickly and who can take the initiative to get jobs done quickly and efficiently.
What you will bring?
You should be a confident legal executive (or legal graduate / paralegal with experience), capable of working off your own initiative but also a competent team player. If you have worked in an insurance litigation, civil litigation or have broad sector legal experience in a previous role, you will undoubtedly be of interest.
Legal graduates with no prior experience in an office environment cannot be considered however may be relevant for other roles.
In addition to a great salary, you will be given an amazing 25 days annual leave plus statutory leave and will be working closely with very experienced solicitors who are keen to lead and guide you in your role. There is a very good work life balance and culture within the office which will serve as an excellent training ground on which to hone your legal knowledge and expertise.
How to apply?
If you have the relevant experience required and are interested in this immediately available position, please forward your CV to our senior consultant Fionntán Gamble at Fionntan @ hnhhumancapaital.com or call on 02890 316948 for further information.