Employment Paralegal

    International Permanent £18,000 - £24,000
  • Market leading firm of solicitors
  • Benefit package

About Our Client

My client is a market leading Firm of solicitors with offices in Lancashire and Cumbria servicing both business and private clients. We are an employer of choice because we have a culture that challenges the conventional law firm approach and focuses our energy on getting great results for our clients, while attracting and developing brilliant people.

Job Description

Effective administration of the Files (hard copy and on SOS). This includes Matter Opening, Matter Closing, Matter Archiving and data updates during the course of a matter

* Ensuring file compliance with relevant regulatory standards and the Office Manual processes

* The ability to use the information in client files to inform the Fee Earner of required action, keep the critical dates accurate and action upon them as required

* Management of bill process and interaction with Finance

* Production of ET Bundles in accordance with case requirements and ET Rules of Procedure

* Production and issue of correspondence upon instruction from the Fee Earner and, where done independently, under supervision

* Attendance at meetings when required, taking minutes when requested and updating Attendance Notes

* Drafting of documents for clients upon instruction from Fee Earners and under supervision

* Management of meetings for Fee Earners when requested (including liaison with other party, meeting room booking, car park booking and production of relevant materials / documents)

* Liaison regarding client queries with the client and the relevant Fee Earner

* Training new Administrators upon request

* Dealing with new enquiries on the phone or by email

* Complete accurate legal research tasks for Fee Earners

* Liaise with Counsel, the ET and other third parties

* Prepare relevant legal updates and blog articles for the website.

* Attend at ET, mediations and meetings and preparing detailed notes and minutes as required

* Updating new enquiry and referral register.

* Management of HR Compass retainer product

* Running and analysing time / renewal reports on retainer product

* Diary management

The Successful Applicant

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Strong attention todetail

* Strong planning and organisational skills. Ability to prioritise and manage competing demands

* Legal research skills

* Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

* Attention to detail / accuracy

* Ability to work within teams and individually using own initiative

* Client focused

* Flexible and adaptable approach to work

* Commercially aware

* Self-motivated

* Desire to learn and progress.

Experience of working in a Law firm or other professional environment

* Previous role as an Administrator / Paralegal in a Legal service line team

* Financial report production / analysis

* Experience of working on a central filing system

* Experience with SOS or similar legal case management systems

* Conducting legal research

* Use of Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and / or Practical Law

What's on Offer

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Will Kendrick
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+44 161 829 0466

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Will Kendrick
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+44 161 829 0466
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