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Paralegal (Family Law)

Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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Family Paralegal - Sunderland

Do you want to join a firm who are innovative?

Adecco are working with a client who empower their employees to take charge of their professional development. In return, you will be rewarded for your contribution both in the short and long term.


20 - 23k


Managing own caseload

Undertaking day to day client meetings, taking detailed instructions

Giving basic, clear advice on all aspect of family law

Opening and maintaining accurate and neat files in accordance with office procedures

Using case management system to open and close files

Confirming instructions and advice to clients in writing

Conducting negotiations with other parties

Drafting court applications (including divorce petitions, statements, child arrangements, non-molestation, injunctions etc.)

Ensuring that all time spent is recorded

Ensuring that all case-loads are progressed, closed and billed as appropriate

Referring matters to other practitioners within the firm as appropriate

Undertaking training and development

Adhering to monthly targets

Undertaking such other tasks as required by the Directors

Assisting other fee earners with complex cases and billing


To maintain client confidentiality and trustworthiness at all times

To show sympathy and empathy to clients whilst giving advice, especially where such advice may not be what the client wishes to hear

Recognising your own limitations and be aware of when necessary for you to seek help or further advice

To work under pressure as part of a team whilst taking responsibility for your own work

To be sensitive to cultural issues in a diverse community

To be reliable, punctual and hard working

To show willing to give and receive help to and from other colleagues as necessary

Person specification:

You will be smart and well-presented

You will have good social skills with a clear communication style both orally (in person and on the telephone) and in writing

You will have the ability to analyse a set of facts and pick out the pertinent information upon which to base advice

You will have a legal qualification that includes some study of family law (e.g Law degree, LPC, BPTC, Paralegal qualification)

You will ideally have some experience in dealing with members of the public face to face

You will be IT literate and after training, be able to operate a case management system

You will be able to word process letters and file notes succinctly

Referral scheme:

Adecco offer referrals for anyone that successfully secures a permanent position.

For more information, please contact

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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