Practice Area: Litigation LSC

Recruitment Partner: Samantha Houghton

Office: Manchester

Reference: 21439/SH

We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times.

We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction.

With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success.

Main function of job

DWF are looking to recruit a Paralegal to work in our Legal Support Centre in Manchester. Members of the team will work on a wide range of routine assignments in either a stand-alone or an integrated way alongside the firm's qualified lawyers in a variety of Practice Groups.

Due to the stage of development, dynamic environment and the clients we seek to serve, the role is not an ordinary 9-5 job. We are looking for individuals with a strong work ethic, who take pride in their work and who are comfortable working at a fast pace. The ideal candidate will also have:

  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • A positive, enthusiastic and proactive approach to their work
  • Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands and prioritise workloads
  • The ability to work under pressure, to tight timescales with a sense of urgency
  • Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise judgement
  • A strong desire to develop skills and capability


  • Responsible to: Director – Management Legal Support Centre
  • Liaison with: Development Director and a wide range of Partners and Lawyers from multiple Practice Areas around the firm.

Main Duties

The role of a Project Support Team Paralegal is varied and includes:

  • Taking responsibility for the delivery of allocated tasks with limited supervision
  • Completing tasks to scope, on time and on budget
  • Delivering work to service standards in accordance with the DWF excellence framework
  • Taking ownership for the delivery of complete client satisfaction and continuous improvement

Examples of specific work types could include:

  • Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content
  • Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms
  • Assessing the relevance of a wide range of documentation as part of contentious claims
  • Reviewing and reporting on documents as part of due diligence exercise
  • Managing electronic data site including uploading and ordering documentation
  • Proving pre and post completion support on transactional work areas
  • Compiling Management Information and reports and completing data integrity checks

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

To apply, please click 'apply now' and provide the job reference number 21439/SH

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Samantha Houghton on

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