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Call for Application: UK Paralegal

Published on Wed Nov 01 2023

The European Legal Support Center (ELSC) is seeking a Paralegal for the UK.

Job title: Paralegal 

Department: UK Legal Defence Team  

Office location: Remote working

Reporting to: UK Legal Officer – Team Leader 

Hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Some flexibility is required from time to time to meet the professional requirements of the role. 

Contract: Short term contract – ends 31 Dec 2023, start as soon as possible, Full-time – £2000 – £2500 depending on experience  

The Role

Overall purpose for this role 

  • To provide a reliable and efficient support service for UK Legal Officer and assist with general administration of cases of repression; 
  • To undertake a wide variety of paralegal and administrative tasks as set out below.  

Main duties and responsibilities 

Case Management 

  • To effectively manage the intake and referral of cases and ensure that accurate information and instructions are obtained from clients and accurate records are maintained; 
  • Assist with drafting documents, client liaison including interviewing clients and taking instructions, research work and provide general administrative support;  
  • Sort and review records, drafting case summaries, liaise with solicitors, barristers and third parties;  
  • Ensure that urgent matters are escalated and referred to appropriate person in a timely manner.   

Client/ 3rd party management 

  • Communicate with clients/ other parties as and when necessary, in a professional, courteous and efficient manner; 

Document/ Data management 

  • Ensure documents and copies of correspondence are kept up to date and filed; 
  • Ensure accuracy when updating client information on the relevant databases; 
  • Ensure database information is updated and maintained in accordance with instructions and in line with relevant processes; 
  • Open new files and close old files as required. 

Person specification  

  • Genuine interest in working with European Legal Support Centre and passionate about defending Palestinian solidarity and providing access to justice to all;   
  • Good academic background with legal qualifications (Law Degree or GDL required; LPC/SQE or BPTC not required); 
  • Previous experience in a legal firm, chambers and/or legal clinic or law centre 
  • Ability to manage own workload in a busy environment to a consistently high standard and timely manner; 
  • Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to client care; 
  • Proven ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing with a wide range of clients and various stakeholders; 
  • Experience with dealing with clients sensitively and managing difficult conversations; 
  • Proven ability to work and contribute in a team environment;  
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Teams 


  • Experience in interviewing and liaising with clients and taking witness statements

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via this form.

Fill in the form, upload a copy of your CV and complete the assignment.  

Rolling application process – open until filled. 

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