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Litigation Paralegal (6mth FTC)

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our Litigation team in London!

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Fixed Term - Full Time



Job Role

Dispute Resolution - Litigation

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About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration. For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives. We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first. Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.

The Department

Our firm has a leading Litigation and Arbitration practice, with over 170 lawyers across Europe, Asia Pacific, the US and the Caribbean. The team acts in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes of all kinds and we represent a broad range of domestic and international clients, from individuals to major brands and large corporate entities. As well as acting in contractual disputes, we are known for working in public international law, international arbitration (investment treaty and commercial), financial services, art and cultural property, equity and fraud, reputation management, insolvency, international trusts and enforcement.

The Role

We are looking for a robust, career-minded Paralegal to join our Litigation team.  

Areas of focus and responsibilities

  • Collating bundles for hearings – electronic and hardcopy
  • Assist with preparation for hearings
  • Electronic and hard copy document management
  • Assist with drafting correspondence
  • Carrying out legal and business research, due diligence and disclosure
  • Drafting, reviewing, amending and proof-reading materials and documents
  • Working with the lawyers to prepare fee estimates and pitches
  • Managing litigation filings and documents
  • Management of large-scale litigation projects including budget, quality control and timescale
  • Setting up project plans and monitoring and updating these
  • Managing complex billing processes including the production of spreadsheets of costs incurred
  • General administrative duties

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

Key skills and experience

  • Experience working as a Litigation Paralegal is desirable
  • Familiarity with technology e.g. excel
  • Excellent research skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Strong academics
  • Good written and communication skills

The essentials

  • The core working hours are 9.30 – 5.30pm but flexibility is a must
  • This role is a six-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension
  • Flexible benefit package

For further information, please contact the recruitment team.


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation).


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