Paralegal

Recruiter
Zara Mir Recruitment Ltd
Location
London
Salary
14000.0000
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
18 Apr 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is an expanding, multi-practice law firm looking to expand their Family Sector, and they are looking for enthusiastic and driven individual to join the team.

Salary: £14,000pa

Location: Tower Hill

Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible working hours)

Family Paralegal Job Description

To read and understand the office manual

To open Family files in accordance with the office manual

To ensure client care letters are generated and sent out within 7 working days from the opening of the case.

To ensure the client files are fully LAA/SQM compliant

To attend to enquiries and clients in the family department.

To have own caseload and to work closely under supervision in relation to casework.

To ensure ALL correspondence sent out is checked with the Supervisor and any important correspondence is dealt with promptly and correctly.

Where issues arise on cases to inform the supervisor immediately as to the next steps.

To book appointments in the office, outside venues and police stations.

To see clients in court, by video link or in the office as and when required.

Instructing counsel, agents and experts when required.

To manage files for costing for the purposes of the Legal Aid agency for family and keep a record of concluded files and chase any issues outstanding on any file.

Understand the case management system (LEAP) ensuring it is used for all document storage and correctly used for time and fees being added daily.

To ensure legal aid documentation is completed and submitted to the appropriate place.

To support fee earners when necessary.

To undertake any other job deemed necessary and appropriate by the members.

Assist in office admin duties such as:

  • collection and delivery of the post and DX
  • Ordering stationery and managing office supplies
  • Managing confidential waste
  • Supplier invoice management on Xero
  • Updating Zoho
  • Dealing with the enquiries inbox
  • Dealing with incoming calls / queries

Assisting with IT support