Paralegal - Leeds - up to 9 Month Contract - £12.50 per hour
Our client is a large food retailer who is looking for a commercial, trading and disputes Paralegal to join their Legal Team with an immediate start.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Paralegal to join a fast moving, successful and extremely competitive business within a friendly, hard-working and professional in-house legal team.
Commercial and Intellectual Property
Assisting with commercial queries and providing practical advice to the business
Liaising with teams in the business and the external legal advisers to manage trademark portfolio
Reviewing new product designs from an IP perspective
Assisting with the investigation of potential IP disputes
Dealing with all commercial small claims including seeking instructions, drafting defences, preparing witness statements and compiling instructions to counsel
Conducting settlement negotiations and engaging in small claims mediation
Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements
Assisting with legal advice on customer and colleague ad-hoc queries
Supporting on higher value litigation, including disclosure
Dealing with judgments, monitoring the register of judgments and enforcement
Advising the business on the legal implications of trading matters, including GSCOP
An interest in retail.
A law degree or equivalent.
Experience in carrying out legal (or similar) support work, either at a leading firm or in an in-house role.
To be comfortable working as part of a close team, working independently and interacting across all levels of the business.
A strong desire to learn and to undertake new and challenging work-streams.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organisational skills with acute attention to detail.
Experience of managing competing demands, and working well under pressure.
Good drafting and presentation skills.
Experience of using a range of IT packages to a high standard, including word processing (Microsoft Word), electronic diary and e-mail management (Microsoft Outlook), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint).
strgroup is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy