Our client has a vacancy for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to provide assistance to three fee earners in Litigation and Employment Law. The role is offered as maternity cover, starting February 2018 with the working hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5:15pm.
Duties and responsibilities
Dealing with general client enquiries where possible.
Opening and managing files throughout the transaction
Using Case Management System Outlook, Excel and other computer programmes as appropriate
Ensuring key dates are met
Dairy management of three fee-earners
Liaising with clients and solicitors
Filing and post
Copying, faxing and e-mail
Typing/Work Processing as and when required.
Other areas of the fee earner’s role where specific assistance is required.
Wherever and whenever possible, using best endeavours to promote the firm.
Encourage new clients to the firm.
The appropriate candidate will have the following skills and attributes:
Understanding of Law
Knowledge of Legal procedures
Computer skills to include a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite
Adaptability and flexibility
Organisation and prioritisation
Professional telephone manner and good people skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent communication, ability to converse with a diverse range of people at all levels
Honesty, integrity and reliability
Conscientious and methodical
Steadiness under pressure
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Employment/Litigation but this is not essential.
The role would be ideal for a future trainee who is looking to gain work experience in a law firm
Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.
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