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Litigation and Investigations Paralegal - 6 month FTC

Job Reference tesco/TP/14118400/804682

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Contract Details:
6 months
Working Hours:
Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City
Closing Date:
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Business Unit:
GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme 
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced paralegal to join a dedicated team working on a range of regulatory matters across the Group and within the UK!

You will gain exposure to a huge variety of business areas, including Product, Customer and Channels as well as supporting our international teams. This role will initially be 6 month FTC.

You will be responsible for

Your will support our Senior Litigation Counsel with the following key responsibilities:

  • Supporting our Group People Safety and Group Quality teams in response to material health and safety incidents, enforcement actions and regulatory investigations.
  • Identifying and liaising with relevant business units in response to factual enquiries and lines of investigation. Ensuring responses are delivered in a clear and timely fashion.
  • Liaising with external lawyers on larger matters, supporting and responding to their requests for internal information and/or documentation.
  • Drafting correspondence to support our Customer Engagement colleagues with the resolution of smaller pre-action claims in a way which reflects Tesco’s brand and values.
  • Reviewing Tesco’s public disclosures and statements in respect of its environmental and sustainability actions, against the background of increased ESG regulation and case law.
  • Drafting updates to key stakeholders in respect of the latest factual and procedural developments.

You will need

  • An experienced paralegal with a minimum of 3 years experience, including a variety of civil litigation experience across the various pre-trial phases of a civil claim.  
  • Some experience of environmental health/health & safety enforcement actions would be useful, but not essential.
  • Able to multi task efficiently and work to deadlines 
  • A readiness to work on a broad range of matters and develop your knowledge of the business quickly.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.