Legal Assistant

£14000 - £14500 per annum
18 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but talented team. For the chosen candidate, there is scope for development as well as a potential future opportunity to manage their own small caseload of possession claims.

Administrative duties

- To receive new matters and to prepare electronic and hard copy case files which will include printing off all documents received when instructed.
- Adding client/matter details to the case management system, completing initial conflict checks and issuing initial client care letters.
- To correspond with insurers/clients to request any additional document which may have been omitted when instructed.
- To address any client queries with regard to client care and anti money laundering documents.
- To assist fee earners in keeping client files and case management records up to date.
- To handle the departments incoming and outgoing post.
- To answer telephone calls and take messages on behalf of other individuals in the department.
- To answer telephone calls on the legal advice line overflow in order to obtain the relevant information for a call back to be requested with a legal advisor;
- To update insurers regarding ongoing cases, including reserves under instruction from fee earners (where applicable).
- To ensure that office equipment and stationery is maintained and restocked as applicable
- To close and archive files in accordance with office procedure
- To request files from storage as and when required.
- To instruct a courier to collect hearing bundles and other papers from their office as and when required
- To ensure the office is kept tidy.
- To process the landlord and tenant post by scanning it onto the case management system and sending out Court Orders to clients.
- To assist in the photocopying of bundles and other documents as requested by the fee earner.
- To fulfil any other duties as applicable to the role.

Legal duties

- To conduct legal research on behalf of fee earners when required.
- To assist with the preparation of bundles for hearings and drafting lists of documents.
- To assist the fee earner on landlord and tenant cases which may involve; drafting notices for possession, drafting claim forms for possession, drafting warrant applications to enforce Possession Orders, chasing court/client for instructions/updates on cases and drafting other legal documents.
- Instructing High Court Agents to enforce Judgment.
- liaising with accounts with regard to incoming payments from clients/defendants
- Assist other fee earners on civil and employment matters as requested.

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