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Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate, international capital markets and litigation advice, and also have major strengths in areas such as employment and benefits, real estate and tax.
Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top corporates, financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.
An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join the Litigation department on a full time, 6 month contract (with a view to this being extended).
The role will consist of providing support services to fee earners on client related matters. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate attention to detail, enthusiasm and self-motivation. In addition, the candidate should be a team player and be able to use their initiative. The candidate must have a sound working knowledge of Excel and Word, and have some previous experience of working in an office environment.
- 2:1 law degree or equivalent
- Prior experience of working as a Paralegal either at A&O or another firm preferred
- Prior experience of working within Litigation
- High level of computer literacy
- Proven ability to effectively manage a busy workload and cope under pressure
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills within a professional manner
- Team Player
- High levels of initiative
- Willingness to learn
Who we are looking for
Excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate will be proactive and have a high level of initiative. In addition, the candidate must have a sound working knowledge of Excel and Word.