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VACANCY: Paralegal

Equal Justice solicitors (“EJS”)

 

We are looking to recruit a Paralegal, to commence employment in May/June 2019.   

 

About EJS

 

We are an award winning specialist employment law firm (www.equaljustice.co.uk) which focuses on providing “affordable representation” to claimants (and responsible employers). We run many of the higher-profile anti-discrimination and whistle-blowing cases.

 

 

Role Purpose

 

We are looking for an employee rights minded paralegal to join us on a 12-month FTC. Based in Hammersmith, London you will be responsible for providing support to the firm’s three solicitors.

 

There is a possibility that the paralegal role will develop into a Trainee Solicitor role in the future.

 

Job Description/What this job involves

 

  • Admin work including photocopying
  • Taking minutes of meetings and distribution of minutes
  • Fielding prospective client enquiries
  • Analysis of requests for information and prospective client enquiries
  • Liaising with prospective and current clients to obtain relevant information/documentation
  • Drafting legal claims, schedules of loss, Lists of Documents, witness statements and briefs to Counsel
  • Review and collation of documents for Disclosure
  • Preparing bills
  • Ordering stationery
  • Preparing closed files to be dead-filed
  • Undertaking ad hoc tasks

 

Person Specification/to apply you need to be / have:

 

  • LPC qualification
  • Graduate with a 2:1 or better degree
  • High level of personal integrity and drive
  • Attention to detail
  • Team oriented
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Previous employment law work an advantage
  • Trustworthy
  • Diligent

 

Every day is different, and in all these activities, we’d encourage you to show your ingenuity.

 

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of EJS. We believe in recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing all our employees with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, political belief, disability or long-term health condition.

 

What you can expect from us

 

You’ll join an human rights based, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve positive change in society.

 

The salary is £17,500 pa to £20,000 pa depending on prior experience and qualifications.

 

Please send your CV to lawrencedavies@equaljustice.co.uk and a cover letter setting out why you believe you meet the job description and person spec for the role.

The closing date is Tuesday 14 May 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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Equal Justice takes the fight to film industry with the #MeToo campaign

Equal Justice is working with Boudica films on their #NoPredators campaign. This is feeding into the #MeToo campaign which started as a response to the Harvey Weinstein allegations, as reported in the Hollywood Reporter. To read the article online click here.

Equal Justice has opened a dedicated telephone helpline for victims of sexual harassment in the film industry. Please do get in touch if you are in need of free legal advice on 0207-603 3881

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Boudica Films Launches ‘No Predators’ Campaign

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UK, London: Boudica Films, the finance and production company that supports female-centric films, has today launched a series of measures to combat the “overt sexism that is deeply ingrained in the film industry”.

Boudica, which has co-financed several female-led features including Carol Morley’s The Falling, and has upcoming films Kat and the Band and Rosalind Franklin: The Forgotten Woman of DNA in pre-production, has introduced three measures in response to the claims of sexual harassment by thousands of women in the #metoo twitter campaign.

“We wanted to do something positive which may reduce the number of these instances. It’s completely unacceptable that women should be in this position and it’s been deeply disturbing to hear how widespread and common sexual harassment, bullying and sexual assault actually is in the film industry,” said Boudica Director Rebecca Long.

Boudica has launched a “No Predators” badge, a code of conduct and a free initial legal advice service for any film professional who has experienced sexual harassment, abuse or assault. Continue reading

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EJS Wins Award!

Niche Law Firm of the Year (Discrimination)

“Experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry,” says Jake Robson, Group Editor of The ACQ5. “The 2016 ACQ5 Global Award winners always represent the best of breed in the industry and have earned these honours by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists. We are lucky enough to work with some of the most influential and enterprising private organisations in the world and are proud to share their message with our readers. Relying on reader insight and experience to provide nominations to the panel remains the cornerstone of our program and to identify industry leaders, individuals, teams and organizations that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in the business world.”

The 11th Annual ACQ5 Global Awards honour the leading deal teams, firms and professionals whose activities set the standard for our markets. This year, companies and individuals, representing every major market in the world, became finalists for the awards.

 

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Lawrence Davies Wins Discrimination Lawyer of the Year!

“Experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry,” says Jake Robson, Group Editor of The ACQ5. “The 2016 ACQ5 Global Award winners always represent the best of breed in the industry and have earned these honours by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists. We are lucky enough to work with some of the most influential and enterprising private organisations in the world and are proud to share their message with our readers. Relying on reader insight and experience to provide nominations to the panel remains the cornerstone of our program and to identify industry leaders, individuals, teams and organizations that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in the business world.”

 

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Channel 4 News, Metropolitan Police: new unit to deal with internal discrimination complaints

Channel 4 News featuring Lawrence Davies, Director of Equal Justice.

“Here, officers and other staff of the country’s biggest police force expect to be victimised and have their careers damaged if they complain about discrimination. A two-year inquiry into the Metropolitan Police has described the situation as “unacceptable”. Channel 4 News has learnt that a new unit’s being set up to handle complaints of discrimination, as our Senior Home Affairs Correspondent, Simon Israel, reports.”

Channel 4 News (2016) Metropolitan Police: new unit to deal with internal discrimination complaints. Available at: https://youtu.be/d2N9ge9trNk (Accessed: 15 September 2016).