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Current Opportunities:

Paralegal (Belfast)

Eversheds Sutherland are currently looking to recruit a Paralegal for our Belfast office.

About Us

Eversheds Sutherland Belfast was established in 2015 and has gained real foothold in Northern Ireland serving local and international clients. As the only global law practice providing the full range of legal services across the island of Ireland and the UK, we are in a unique position to assist business and public sector clients in Northern Ireland.

Eversheds Sutherland International now have over 5,000 people including more than 750 partners and 3,000 lawyers, with a footprint spanning 68 offices in 32 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the United States and are a global top 15 law practice. Joining Eversheds Sutherland Northern Ireland gives you the opportunity to work with Northern Ireland legal experts and access to a network of leading advisors based in our offices across the globe.

Our values and culture are strongly embedded and make our Firm a great place to work. Our diversity committees foster an inclusive environment where everyone can be their true self irrespective of their grouping.

The Role

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work alongside our dedicated Belfast teams in advising clients, whilst gaining invaluable insights, practical experience and knowledge of the legal industry.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across the following areas in the Belfast office: Real Estate & Construction, Corporate & Commercial Law, Procurement, Employment & Immigration, Financial Services and Dispute Resolution & Litigation. You will get the opportunity to gain a full insight into the workings of a commercial law firm.

The role will entail supporting the Belfast fee earners in a variety of tasks as summarised below and to undertake office duties where required:

• Real Estate – searches, drafting releases, assisting fee earners with all transactional support in a busy team

• Litigation – assisting with the running of the RL250 portfolio including: drafting correspondence and pleadings, liaising with Court and counsel, preparing detailed monthly billing schedule and raising bills monthly; all other litigation support including ad hoc research, bundle preparation, Court runs and checking court lists

• Employment – research, bundle preparation

• Banking – supporting banking senior lawyer in relation to transactions – searches, drafting, preparing and managing completion checklists and conditions precedent

• Procurement and other departments – miscellaneous ad hoc tasks where required

• Assisting with post runs and other office tasks on occasions when secretarial support is not available

About the Person

The ideal candidate will:

• have practical experience within a professional services organisation

• demonstrate good commercial acumen and awareness

• possess strong organisational skills and an ability to manage own workload;

• have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

• demonstrate a willingness to develop and learn;

• be trustworthy and tactful in confidential environment

• have a flexible approach with an ability to adapt to an evolving environment; and

• be computer literate, with practical experience with respect to Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Application procedure

This is a paid, full time position with an immediate start date for an initial one year fixed term contract. If you are interested in applying and you are available immediately, please send your CV to the Human Resources Department at recruitment@eversheds-sutherland.ie.