DLA Piper Jobs in Dubai - Paralegal

DLA Piper Jobs in Dubai - Paralegal


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DLA Piper Middle East LLP has one of the largest disputes teams in the region, demonstrating major commitment to the region. We are able to offer a ‘one stop shop’ for specialist service lines across the group including international arbitration, offshore litigation (the DIFC and ADGM Courts), onshore litigation in the UAE courts, white collar crime, corporate investigations and compliance and construction & engineering disputes. As the regional hub, we handle highly complex, long-running matters spanning the entire GCC (UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman), in addition to surrounding markets such as Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Syria and Turkey, as well as collaborating with our international network of offices on major cross border disputes.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Paralegal, where the successful candidate would enjoy varied and challenging work across all specialist service lines as well as a range of sectors and geographies.


To provide the Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations group with a high level of support in relation to organisation, preparation of documents for trial and arbitration hearings, conduct research and report accordingly.

Paralegals are not authorised to give legal advice to clients but the role is similar to an entry level associate and recognised as a valuable asset within the team.

The following sets out the broad expectations of the role. However this is not an exhaustive list and the job holder may be requested to undertake reasonable additional tasks as the needs of the business arise:
  • Conducting factual and legal research including analysis of and researching specific cases/matters of interest - providing summary reports as directed
  • Creating and maintaining document databases; capturing research results and reports
  • Indexing, collating and filing of documents in preparation for litigation and/or arbitration
  • Supporting the fee earners in their tasks including investigation and research into particular case facts/laws


We pride ourselves on having a collegiate environment and we are looking for down-to-earth but confident individuals with a can-do attitude and willingness to learn.

The successful candidates will have the following skills and attributes:
  • Law graduate with either LLB Law degree, JD (or equivalent) and/or LLM (essential)
  • LPC (or equivalent) preferred
  • Previous Paralegal or equivalent experience gained in an international litigation/arbitration practice, ideally in the Middle East
  • Mature and pragmatic with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, with the ability to present information in a succinct way and an acute attention to detail
  • Arabic language skills would be advantageous but not essential
  • Project / case management experience would be beneficial
  • Be able to create and deliver sustainable, high quality client service whilst also considering the client's wider business objectives
  • Willing to view the role as an opportunity to gain broad experience whilst being aware that the job will require a reasonable degree of administrative activities
  • Use of initiative and being well organised, with the ability to juggle numerous tasks at once
  • Capable of working on own initiative and often to demanding deadlines
  • Results orientated, with a pragmatic and flexible approach to work
  • Takes ownership for achieving agreed objects
  • Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news
  • Exhibits behaviour consistent with the firm's values and builds relationships based on respect, trust and integrity


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:
  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

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In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

Primary Location: United Arab Emirates-Dubai
Job: Litigation & Regulatory
Schedule: Full-time


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