Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Exordium Recruitment
18 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, an award-winning law firm in Central Bristol is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to work within the Leisure & Retail Team that is ranked as one of the very best in the UK. You will be dealing with licensing matters for the team's clients requiring licensing services, such clients include festival, sports venues, retailers PubCos, restaurants, bars, and hotels.

The role:

To carry out licensing work for clients e.g. applications for new premises licences, applications to vary premises licences (to include change to hours, other licensable activities, change in DPS etc), transfer of premises licences, notifications of interest in a premises licence, personal licence applications, pavement licences etc.

Attending client functions.

To assist with licensing projects and the preparation of hearing papers

Working with the property fee earners in the team to ensure licensing aspects of a particular job are covered and dealing with their day to day queries.

To liaise with licensing officers, local authorities, police etc on applications made and ad hoc queries raised by them.

To liaise with clients on a regular basis in order to actively progress matters and deal with ad hoc queries.

To prepare reports sent to clients on an agreed reporting cycle.

To provide all our clients with an excellent service in accordance with the Firm's procedures.

To maintain and improve relations with existing clients.

To achieve the financial targets set at a firm, team and individual level.

To assist others in the achievement of their objectives.

To work with the team leader and other team members in the achievement of the Firm's business objectives.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

Working for a law firm, in house with a leisure business or supermarket chain, or a local authority making applications under the licensing Act 2003 or reviewing those applications made is desirable

Knowledge/experience of property law or regulatory law would also be very useful

Ability to deal with high volume workload in a calm and organised manner.

Excellent communication skills with a calm and polite manner. This role involves a lot of interaction over the telephone.

Have excellent organisation skills and be able to turn things around very quickly.

Experience of managing their own caseload.

High standards of client service essential and be comfortable dealing with demanding clients.

Good IT skills. Experience of using a Case Management system would be advantageous. This team uses SolCase.

Enthusiastic, energetic and team approach to working

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