Stephens Scown LLP
10 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Family Team

Exeter Office

We have ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For in 4 consecutive years!

A vacancy has arisen for a paralegal to work in the Family Team in our Exeter Office. This is a full time, permanent opportunity working 9am-5.15pm Monday to Friday.

The Role:

You will be working as a Paralegal within the Family Team. You will need to have a flexible approach and the ability to work within a team environment. You will be working within a children team which largely handles public law proceedings and also private law proceedings.

Duties include, but are not limited to, drafting documents and applications, preparing letters, helping manage fee earner diaries, instructing and briefing counsel and dealing with client queries by telephone and email. As a lot of the work undertaken within the team is legally aided there will be some administration work required including the use of the online legal aid system for applications and amendments and the costing of legal aid files.

All fee earning work generated would be closely supervised and checked by the relevant fee earner.

You will be expected to be self-supporting, and in that regard you will need a good typing speed and good ICT skills.

Are you the right person?

The ideal candidate will be qualified to a degree level, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on exceptional client care.

The position would suit someone who is highly organised, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines while remaining calm under pressure. Excellent all round communication skills, professional telephone manner and attention to detail is essential.

What we can offer you:

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, FTE of 25 days’ holiday per year, life assurance and private medical insurance schemes. Our employees also benefit from our employee ownership profit share scheme.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV to apply.

Agencies will be asked to work with us on this role if required. Speculative candidates submitted through agencies we have not instructed will not be considered to be represented by that agency.

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