Legal Assistant

Recruiter
LGSS Law ltd
Location
Meppershall
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Salary up to £22,658 DOE - located in Shefford, Bedfordshire

LGSS Law Ltd is an innovative social enterprise law firm providing legal services to the public and not for profit sector. We have grown significantly in recent years and in addition to our head office in Huntingdon, we have branch offices in Cambridge, Northampton and Shefford. We pride ourselves on giving high quality, comprehensive and affordable advice to our many clients, who include local authorities, health bodies, charities, schools and housing associations across the region.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Office Support

  • Provide a high quality support service to lawyers.

  • Assist in the delivery and development of the service, using IT systems to type and produce correspondence, forms, court documents, maps and plans, and other documentation as required.

  • Produce accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date legal documentation to tight deadlines for use in court hearings and/or other legal processes.

  • Deliver an efficient and customer focused service, by processing and responding to incoming communication (post, telephone, fax, intranet and internet), taking messages, copying and distributing information as necessary.

  • Actively assist with progression of legal casework, thus fee-earning, by monitoring files, creating reminders, initiating documentation for checking by fee-earners and acting in their absence under supervision.

  • Manage any problems/situations which may arise, seeking assistance from lawyers when necessary.

  • Ensure an accurate, confidential and effective service by maintaining up-to-date filing systems (electronic), and security of information in accordance with the policies and procedures and relevant legislation.

  • Ensure accurate input of data particularly in the task of client/matter opening and archiving and indexing of deeds and documents, ensuring that all records are kept up-to-date.

  • Actively contribute to and participate in the Legal Services quality standard of legal practice management (Lexcel).

  • Prepare documents for and maintain the County Council's Sealing Register.

  • Undertake general clerical and administrative tasks, for example, maintain files, photocopying, binding and to support the service as required.

Team Support

  • Co-ordinate diary management to ensure meetings are properly arranged and information recorded and distributed.

  • Take and produce minutes of meetings when required.

  • Contribute to the development of the service.

  • Advise and inform others on matters relating to own job, service or directorate.

  • Participate in team/service meetings.

  • Support the induction, supervision and learning of others as required.

Role Specific

  • Ensure understanding of core business of LGSS Law Limited.

  • Develop a sound knowledge of legal practice and terminology.

  • Recognise the need to work flexibly at all times and not be constrained by individual team member roles.

  • Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as required to assist the delivery of services.

In return for commitment and hard work we offer an exceptional opportunity to develop your career at the forefront of innovation in legal services delivery. We provide a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role. We also offer an attractive package of financial and other benefits.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th April 2018

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a covering letter supporting a CV is submitted.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your knowledge and experience relevant to the role you are applying for or to a obtain copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification please visit our website www.lgsslaw.com.

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