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Paralegals & Legal Researchers

Peters and Peters Solicitors LLP is a specialist practice best known for providing expert advice in business crime and regulation, civil fraud and commercial litigation.  We act for governments, corporations, financial institutions, professionals, executives and high net worth individuals. We also regularly advise foreign regulators and international organisations.

Many of our cases are high profile, complex, and increasingly often, international in nature. Peters and Peters has been ranked as ‘top tier’ by the leading legal directories across its practice for many years. Its key practice areas include: anti-money laundering; bribery and corruption; commercial and trust litigation; corporate investigations, criminal antitrust (cartels); cross-border issues (including extradition and mutual legal assistance); economic sanctions; financial regulation; fraud (civil and criminal); insider dealing; international asset-tracing and tax investigations.

The firm is based in the heart of the legal community on Fetter Lane and prides itself on being able to provide a welcoming, supportive and collegiate environment, exposure to high quality work and the opportunity to work with some of the strongest lawyers in our field.

Our Vacancies

Commercial Litigation / Civil Fraud Paralegal

We are currently looking to recruit two Paralegals to join our Commercial Litigation/Civil Fraud Department. Initially this contract will be for six-month period but may be extended, depending on business needs. The ideal candidates will have a very strong academic background (including a law degree or GDL and the LPC or BPTC) with a minimum of six months’ previous paralegal experience gained within a top-tier litigation department. In addition, high attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks along with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

Business Crime Paralegal

We seek an experienced and enthusiastic Paralegal to work on a large-scale, high profile and sensitive criminal investigation within the Business Crime department. The matter involves large volumes of complex documents so the individual must be highly organised, conscientious and confident to cope with challenging deadlines. Experience of being part of a team working with complex and detailed document management, particularly on large litigation matters is ideal. The ideal candidate will have a high level of academic achievement (including a 2:1 degree, plus a commendation (or equivalent) or above in the LPC/BPTC), a keen interest in criminal law and at least six months previous contentious/criminal paralegal experience (ideally in the context of litigation). This contract is offered for an initial six-month period but is likely to be extended, depending on business needs. Ideally the individual would be available for at least a couple of years.

Business Crime Paralegal

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced paralegal to assist the team involved in a leading SFO case within our Business Crime department. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience within a small team working on a large and high-profile financial crime matter. The ideal candidate would have a very strong academic background (including a minimum 2:1 degree/postgraduate legal qualification and have completed the LPC or BPTC), a keen interest in financial crime and at least six months previous paralegal experience. Initially, this contract will be for a six-month period but may be extended, depending on business needs.

Portuguese Speaking Paralegal

We are looking for an exceptionally able and enthusiastic Portuguese Speaking Paralegal to join our Commercial Litigation/Civil Fraud Department. To be successful in the role it is essential to be fluent in both written and spoken Portuguese as well as highly-organised, conscientious and able to cope under pressure with challenging deadlines. Initially this contract will be for six-month period but may be extended, depending on business needs.

Legal Researcher

We are seeking an exceptionally able and enthusiastic Legal Researcher to assist our Business Crime Department. The ideal candidate would have a keen interest in (and ideally previous knowledge of) extradition law, a high level of academic achievement (including a 1st or 2:1 at degree level), a proven background in an academic/research role along with experience of using legal databases such as Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and PLC. Initially this contract will be for six-month period but may be extended, depending on business needs.

Benefits

In addition to your salary, we offer a generous benefits package which includes:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance (4 x salary)
  • Private medical insurance (BUPA)
  • Subsidised health club membership
  • Employee assistance (confidential telephone counselling service)
  • Free eye test and annual flu jab

We are a friendly and sociable firm with many social activities taking place each year. These include parties, drinks and lunches as well as sporting activities such as football and netball. We run a range of clubs and have regular theatre, film and art gallery outings. We also actively engage in CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities and are currently raising funds for our chosen charitable cause, please click here to read more. Recent fundraising events have included a sky dive, abseil, dress-down days, CSR breakfasts and cake bakes. All staff are encouraged to get involved.

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP champions diversity and inclusiveness.

Please let us know if you will require us to make any reasonable adjustments, should you be invited to attend an interview.

If you are interested in applying for one of these roles please send your CV through to Emily Wootton at recruitment@petersandpeters.com or if you wish to speak with one of the team you can contact our HR department on +44 (0)20 7822 7777.