Junior Paralegal - Law Grad

Search Consultancy
10 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Junior Paralegal
Location: Pontefract
Salary: £14,000 - £18,000
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 17.30pm (some flexibility)

Are you a recent Law graduate with some administrative experience looking to break into an extremely established firm of solicitors?

I have an exciting role at a well established solicitors firm, the firm are now looking for a Junior Paralegal to join their Industrial Disease team. The firm are a top player and are extremely well known in the Yorkshire area. They are an expert in their field of personal injury and have been established for over 200 years.

You will provide a client-focused quality service as well as being committed to becoming fully knowledgeable in Industrial Disease Law through undertaking relevant training.

Ideally you will have administration experience but this does not necessarily have to come from working in a Law firm. A Law qualification is desirable.

Main Responsibilities
Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor/Head of Department:
• Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete Legal Aid Agency forms.
• Communicate with both clients and experts and also between clients and supervisors as requested.
• Deal with client queries and report them to the appropriate fee earner.
• Fix dates for Court hearings and speak with counsel and the court to find mutually convenient dates.
• Arrange conferences with Counsel and communicate with clients, solicitors and barristers
• Liase with The Accident Line as requested and also with the Welfare Benefits Advisor and accounts department as required.
• Obtain periodic payments on account as agreed by the fee earner.
• To undertake other duties such as researching law, searching old files, obtaining documents, transporting clients, running errands and supporting fee earners as and when required.

If you are interested in the role please do apply!

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