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Paralegal - Insolvency & Restructuring

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Wedlake Bell

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  • Wedlake Bell are recruiting a Paralegal to join our award-winning Insolvency & Restructuring team (Band 1 Chambers). This is a full-time, permanent position.
  • Our Insolvency & Restructuring team advises a wide range of clients including lenders, insolvency practitioners, creditors, companies, directors, and other stakeholders on complex matters where a company or individual is insolvent, going through financial difficulties, or where they are victims of a business-critical event.
  • Paralegals in the Insolvency & Restructuring team provide comprehensive support to our legal professionals at all stages throughout the matter process, from initial enquiries through to matter completion, on both contentious and non-contentious matters. You can expect to be fee-earning, undertaking legal research, preparing legal documents, liaising with clients and other stakeholders, as well as a variety of other ad-hoc responsibilities.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about Insolvency & Restructuring law, with a keen eye for detail and analysis, and the drive to progress your career in this dynamic space. While prior experience in Insolvency & Restructuring (or another disputes-related field) is advantageous, it is not essential and we can provide full training.


  • A degree in Law (LLB) or a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), ideally (but not essential) with demonstrable interest or modules in litigation or insolvency law;
  • Previous experience in a paralegal role within Insolvency & Restructuring (or another disputes-related field) would be advantageous but not essential;
  • Strong legal research skills and ideally familiarity with legal research and case management tools;
  • Excellent organisational abilities, capable of managing multiple priorities;
  • Proactive communication skills and comfortability in client-facing situations; and
  • High standards of professionalism and integrity.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Assisting with the preparation of legal documents related to insolvency and restructuring cases;
  • Conducting legal research and providing summaries to support case objectives;
  • Liaising with clients, offering support and updates on their case progress;
  • Managing case files and ensuring all documentation is up-to-date and accurately filed;
  • Preparation of court bundles and assisting with court documents;
  • Supporting lawyers in drafting reports, briefings, and correspondence;
  • Participating in client meetings and taking accurate notes; and
  • Engaging in continuous learning to keep up-to-date with changes in insolvency law.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Competitive starting salary;
  • Comprehensive pension plan;
  • 25 days paid holiday per annum, plus additional leave for significant life events;
  • Option to purchase up to five additional days of holiday each year;
  • Life Assurance and competitive income protection scheme;
  • Access to Private Medical and Dental Insurance from day one;
  • Enhanced parental leave policies;
  • Employee Assistance Programme with face-to-face counselling services;
  • Variety of staff wellbeing initiatives including Pilates classes and subsidised gym memberships; and
  • And a range of bonus schemes recognizing referrals and client introductions.