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Paralegal/ Legal Assistant- Technology, In-house

Job Title: Paralegal/ Legal Assistant- Technology, In-house
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH52459
Contact Name: Natasha Uddin
Contact Email: natasha.uddin@handle.co.uk
Job Published: April 27, 2016 18:10

Job Description

Handle Recruitment are working with one of the World's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and provider of related services. We are seeking an experienced Paralegal to provide both legal and administrative support within a very busy, dynamic Legal Department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Senior Counsel, Senior Investigators and other members of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Team
  • Assisting with drafting and amending cease and desist letters, takedown notices and other enforcement communications, powers of attorney, experts reports and other documentation, based on pre-approved templates;
  • Tracking letters and notices, diarizing deadlines and monitoring infringer compliance;
  • General administration of documentation and reporting relating to enforcement cases;
  • Assisting with online target investigations;
  • Reviewing target and investigations reports and making a basic assessment of IP infringement issues for further review by other members of the team; and
  • Assisting with the administration of Apple's customs enforcement program.

Required skills/ experience:

LLB/ LPC qualified

Strong Software skills, including MS Office and MACs

Experience of working either within the in-house legal team of a major corporate organisation or law firm as a paralegal or legal assistant (1 year or more experience preferable)

Legal education or training in the form of a law degree, GDL or other legal qualification

Some knowledge of intellectual property rights and experience of working with intellectual property, preferably in an enforcement context

Excellent communication, organisation and time management skills are essential

Flexibility and willingness to take on a varied workload, including some urgent work out of office hours

Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, and external vendors including outside counsel and investigators as required

Fluency in English is mandatory, with other language skills a bonus.

This is a full time role for 6- 12 months with possibility to convert to a permanent role.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.