Junior Family Paralegal - Calling All Graduates - Up to £18,000 - Birmingham City Centre

£16,000 per annum
04 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A new opportunity has opened for a Family Paralegal to work within our Clients' multi-office, multi-discipline legal practice. The firm are looking to recruit a Family Paralegal for their Office based in Birmingham Central to support the team with an ever increasing and varied load of casework. This will be a fantastic chance for someone who wants to develop their potential, be trained and who can show ambition.

Required Skills and Responsibilities:

Law degree (or equivalent GDL degree) - Essential
Successful completion of the LPC - Desirable
Previous Family Paralegal experience - Desirable (min 6 months)
Daily responsibilities will include:

To provide written, telephone and office costs estimates to Prospective clients/ Introducers with a full breakdown of costs and disbursements as requested,
Providing quotes to new clients,
Ensuring compliance with file management,
Interviewing clients, taking instructions, identifying appropriate funding, including public funding, keeping detailed file notes of instructions received, advice given and any other attendances upon clients and other parties,
Dealing with routine client enquiries and communications,
Assisting fee earners with research,
Drafting applications to the court and other court documents for approval by the fee earner,
Drafting and checking statements,
Dealing with letter, fax, email and telephone communications promptly,
Attending court to issue claim forms and other legal documents and to assist at trial,
Ensure the confidentiality and security of all of the firm’s and client documentation and information,
Responding promptly and accurately to requests for information concerning case work from Partners, Supervisors and fee-earners,
Preparation of trial bundles and management of documents, including photocopying, compilation of bundles of documents, delivery of documents to court and other parties and collection,
Taking telephone messages, pulling and filing post, collection and posting of DX,
Maintenance of file format in accordance with office manual, to include filing,
Drafting of meeting agendas and taking the minutes of the meeting,
Assisting in the preparation of bills of costs and claims for costs to the Legal Aid Agency.
In return the company offer the opportunity to progress within the area of Family law to a Senior Paralegal status and beyond!

Please apply to Liz at TSR Legal