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Paralegal - Insolvency

  • Job
    Junior (1-2 years)
  • Legal
  • Oxford

AI generated summary

  • You must have a degree or CILEX qualification, enthusiasm for insolvency law, strong communication and organizational skills, ability to manage workload and work with a team, comfort with client interactions, attention to detail, adaptability to change, and some experience in County Court litigation.
  • You will communicate with clients, maintain data spread sheets, review documents, assist in litigation, support the County Court system, and handle ad hoc tasks for the team.


  • Degree or CILEX qualification
  • A genuine enthusiasm for the practice area
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • IT literate, confident user of MS office
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other team members
  • Confidence in client facing meetings and communications
  • Attention to accuracy and detail
  • Receptive to facilitate and support change
  • Comfortable working under pressure with the ability to plan and prioritise work; appreciation of fee earner needs and constraints; commercially aware
  • Some experience of County Court litigation and procedures


  • Communicating by email and telephone with clients and taking instructions
  • Creating and maintaining spread sheets containing client data and instructions
  • Undertaking document reviews and recording findings
  • Assisting with general litigation and case management and the day to day running of matters
  • In particular, working with the County Court system throughout the life of matters, and supporting the Firm’s recoveries function
  • Supporting the Restructuring and Insolvency Team on both contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Other ad hoc tasks required by the team


What type of work will I be doing as a Paralegal in the Insolvency team at Penningtons Manches Cooper?

As a Paralegal in the Insolvency team, you will be working on a variety of tasks including supporting the team in recoveries and County Court functions, as well as assisting with both contentious and non-contentious matters within the Restructuring and Insolvency Team.

What type of team will I be working in as a Paralegal in the Insolvency team at Penningtons Manches Cooper?

You will be working in a busy, dynamic, and growing team that is forward thinking and innovative. The team enjoys high quality and interesting work, and places a strong emphasis on maintaining high standards of client service.

What office location will I be based in as a Paralegal in the Insolvency team at Penningtons Manches Cooper?

The role will be based in the Oxford office of Penningtons Manches Cooper.

What opportunities for growth and development are available for a Paralegal in the Insolvency team at Penningtons Manches Cooper?

This role offers excellent opportunities for growth and development within a supportive and collegiate team. You will have the chance to work on high profile cases and enhance your skills in insolvency law.

Top 50 UK law firm providing a broad range of legal services tailored to businesses and individuals.


Mission & Purpose

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. We have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while our overseas network stretches from Asia to Europe through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris and Madrid. Our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family. We have established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, shipping, technology and property. Our lawyers are also recognised for their expertise in life sciences, education, retail, sports and entertainment and international trade. We have a commitment to high quality legal advice which is backed by a track record which dates back over 300 years. As a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, we have close links with law firms throughout the world.