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Team Manager/Supervisor (0698)

It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm and our vision and our culture truly reflects that.  At the heart of this is an outstanding client experience, something that Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on, and it's something that we've become so well known for. The Legal Solutions Centre (LSC) is an essential part of our business made up of over 70 paralegals, lawyers and legal executives, project managers, data analysts and client co-ordinators. They use flexible resourcing and time-saving technology to deliver a high-quality, cost-effective service for a range of large scale projects.

Our dedicated Paralegal Team, called the Legal Solutions Centre, is now on the lookout for two Team Managers, one to join their Real Estate department and one to join their Litigation Support department.


So what does the role involve?

This role is all about supporting the Paralegals and Lawyers in our LSC team and so the management and supervisory skills that you bring are vital in this role. We will provide full training required to bring you up to speed on any legal aspects so previous legal experience isn't a requirement.

Our fantastic Real Estate Paralegals work on a wide variety of legal projects for high profile clients across the firm, involving day to day responsibility for planning and real estate transactions, document production and management, post completion activities and assisting with the delivery of key legal diligence. The Litigation Support team specialise, predominately, in disclosure tasks and deal with strategic resolution of litigated consumer claims brought against our clients. You would be managing these workflows as they come in and effectively allocating and managing them.

There are also opportunities to lead on exciting, high volume real estate projects. The LSC has a huge focus on innovation so you would also be involved in implementing new working practices to streamline efficiency. You would work closely with the team to ensure that we are employing the most efficient processes, making use of the advanced technology available within the firm and making sure our paralegals are provided with the tools and training they need to deliver the best service we can to our clients.  The ongoing training and development of our people is fundamental to WBD and you would play a key part in this through regular reviews, appraisals and team training.

This is a team building role and one that will require working closely with many key stakeholders including our matter lawyers, our clients, your fellow managers, IT managers and project managers and of course the paralegals.  You would be integral to strengthening those relationships.

Once we've provided you with any required training, you'll also supervise outgoing documents and correspondence and assist in managing the team's financials.


So what are we looking for?

If you've previously managed a team and are used to prioritising multiple streams of work to timescales, then this could be the role for you. Previous experience in real estate, litigation or law isn't a requirement for this role, what matters more to us are the supervisory and relationship building skills you'll bring with you. We're looking for a leader; someone who can communicate goals and targets to the team and will motivate them to achieve these as efficiently as possible.

You'll also be highly organised, able to effectively liaise with a variety of different people and, last but certainly not least, able to make critical decisions in order to drive the direction of the team.

We are a multi-disciplinary team and our people have a wide range of skills and experience. Whether you've built your experience skills in a law firm or completely different sector, we'd love to hear from you.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. Please get in touch to let us know how we can give you the best possible recruitment experience.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.  We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.


Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, UK, PL1 3AE

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Charlotte Hall

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