Watford - Legal Assistant - Mortgage Repossession
Posted on July 3, 2019 Term: Contract Duration: 6 months Reports to: Partner Practice group: Dispute Resolution Location: Watford Purpose of role Dentons' Financial and Commercial Disputes group operates at the industry's forefront, working with innovative finance products across the world. We now have an opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join our Financial and Commercial Disputes group to play a key role in supporting clients in relation to mortgage repossession and ensuring cases are progressed to the expected time-scale and costs estimate. The role provides administrative support to the Paralegals in the team, principally through generating court documents and associated standard correspondence. Responsibilities * Support Paralegals in all aspects of their work and responsibilities to operate at optimum efficiency at all times * File documents and maintain the filing systems, including the timely and efficient archiving and retrieval of files * To ensure the confidentiality and security of all practice and client documentation and information * To open new matters, process new instructions using the firm's case management system and generate formal demand * To carry out searches and issue court proceedings using case management system * To book agents to attend court hearings and to notify all parties * To prepare witness statements and instruct agents to attend court hearings * To issue warrants of possession and set up evictions using case management system * To maintain diary entries and status notes on the case management system * To prepare and submit daily, weekly and monthly reports * To undertake any other ad hoc duties as requested, including the timely completion of various spreadsheets and statistics Required experience, skills and attributes * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills * Excellent literacy skills * Good IT skills (Word, Outlook) * Enthusiastic and professional approach to work * Excellent attention to detail and ensures accuracy at all times * A professional and efficient approach to work * Ability to work on own initiative * Ability to take responsibility for own work * Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines * Is dedicated to exceptional client service The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. The firm Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com. Diversity & Inclusion Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences. We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons. Equal opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email No agencies please If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email - Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email. Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.