Legal Assistant

Location
Leicester
Salary
£14000 - £14500 per annum
Posted
18 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Ref
00067500
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Legal
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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