Family Paralegal

Leamington Spa
18000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + GBP18000 - GBP25000/annum
07 Mar 2019
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Family Paralegal- Public Law Fepartment

* GBP18,000-GBP25,000 DOE

* Leamington Spa

Job Purpose:

* Assist Fee Earners with the preparation of Children and Families Public Law worK

* Carry a caseload of matters commensurate with experience

* Work in accordance with the Office Manual

Key Responsibilities:

* Attend to clientsProduce accurate detailed work to ensure excellence in legal services

* Maintain files and ensure efficient case management of care matters

* Draft any documentation in accordance with efficient file management including correspondence, briefs, court documentation, full attendance notes and statements of evidence

* Time record in accordance with the Firm's policy and prepare bills as necessary

* Attend to clients at court with counsel

* Undertake work necessary to build up maintain and manage a caseload

* Undertake any reasonable instructions made by Directors, Department Heads or Fee

* Earners within the limits of this job description

* Attend department meetings as required

Knowledge and Experience:

* Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word and Outlook and good keyboard skills

* Ability to work within quality and case management systems (e.g. Lexcel and Tikit)

* Dynamic in approach and uses initiative when dealing with clients or potential clients

* A positive approach to customer service

* A team player and flexible in approach

* Ability to deal with sensitive situations and difficult clients in a professional, confidential manner.

* Sufficient knowledge of the legal process to understand the work being undertaken

* Knowledge of the work of the Children and Families Public Law Department and the relevant law an advantage

* Experience of public funding procedures preferred

* Driving licence and use of own vehicle preferable but ability to travel between offices, courts and stakeholder office essential

Please apply or contact Isabella and LegalB for further information