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Job Title Paralegal - Marine
Job Location Guildford
Job Type Paralegal
Expertise Marine/Transport

Paralegal - Marine Team - Guildford/London

We are looking for an experienced Paralegal/Litigation Executive to join the Marine Team to be based in our Guildford office.

The Role

We are recruiting a Paralegal/Litigation Executive in Guildford to handle a varied caseload of Marine claims. This is a great opportunity to get into an interesting area of marine law with a successful and growing team.

To be successful in this role it will be preferable for you to be able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 months experience of marine or commercial litigation. You will have strong academics preferably CII or above/degree. A strong work ethic and ability to handle a high-volume, varied complexity caseload whilst meeting deadlines/SLAs and contributing towards targets is essential.

The Team

Now the largest shipping practice in the world, Clyde & Co has specialist marine lawyers based in trading hubs around the globe, on call and serving clients' requirements in all time-zones at any time of day.

We act for the heart of the maritime industry - insurers, shipbuilders, owners, charterers, salvors, financiers, port authorities and government, and P&I clubs - and clients across the broader trade commodities and energy sector.

Our marine team in Manchester specialise in all aspects of cargo and freight claims, of all sizes. We act in a wide range of claims arising from the damage/loss of cargo in transit, whether it involves carriage by sea, air, rail or road. Our services also extend to logistics, yachts, marine trades, warehousing, ports and terminals.

Key Responsibilities

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Ideally a minimum of 12 months experience in marine or commercial litigation.
  • You will have strong academics, preferably CII or above/degree.
  • An effective communicator with the ability to liaise with internal and external clients in a professional manner, striving to provide exceptional service at all times.
  • Drafting court documents.
  • Instruction of counsel and experts where appropriate.
  • Assessing liability and quantum and preparing reports/advice.
  • Making and responding to offers and negotiating settlement of both liability and quantum as and when necessary.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage own time effectively within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and customer/client service focused.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent team player, sharing in team goals to provide excellent quality and efficiency of service, with a willingness to take on new responsibilities and challenges.

In return, you will benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly department you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression.

If you are interested in applying, then feel free to apply by clicking on the below link or feel free to call Danielle Darke on 02078765848or email me at danielle.darke@clydeco.com for more details.

Clyde & Co is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and are proud to be a Top 50 Inclusive Employer.