#Job number :SE00642

Retail (SEFE Energy)



We are looking for a confident and experienced commercial litigation paralegal to support the day-to-day management of commercial litigation and debt collection matters.

Are you a confident and experienced commercial litigation paralegal?

We have a great opportunity to join our in-house legal team and support the day-to-day management of commercial litigation and debt collection matters.

As a business-to-business energy supplier SEFE Energy supplies thousands of businesses across the UK, France, and Netherlands. The energy and commodities world has been changing for over a decade driven by forces of decarbonisation, competition, digitalisation and shifting customer expectations. Our strategy equips us to expertly seize these opportunities as the energy transition gathers even greater pace.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

Want to join us on our journey?

What you will do:

You will work closely with the business and provide legal support to our the legal and credit control teams.

Some of the key activities involved include:

  • Deal with a variety of commercial disputes and commercial litigation matters including debt collection matters.
  • Manage communications between external lawyers and the business
  • Support the day to day running of cases and manage own case load
  • Oversee management of legal cases and ensure timely and effective resolution.
  • Make and respond to offers, negotiating settlement of both liability and quantum as and when necessary, subject to supervision


What you will bring to the role:

You will be a confident communicator, able to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and manage your own case load from end to end.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in commercial litigation including debt collection matters
  • Ability to work with speed and accuracy and be confident working both independently and as part of a wider team.
  • Confidence drafting court documents and instructing counsel and experts where appropriate
  • Proven experience assessing liability and quantum and preparing reports/advice
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation skills


Our offer to you:

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package which includes

  • bonus earning potential
  • non-contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • buy / sell holidays
  • life assurance
  • medical and dental insurance
  • range of optional flexible benefits

Based in our offices in Manchester City Centre, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home. Close to both Deansgate and Oxford Road railway stations and the wider travel networks our offices offer the opportunity to mix with your colleagues in person with a wide variety of creative meeting spaces.

We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.


Who are we?

We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees. The 350 people working in SEFE Energy are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations and above all offer support as your career develops.

Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

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