We are recruiting for a Legal Support Officer for the Litigation department of a law firm in Cheshire.
Qualifications / Experience
- Legal experience
- Experience of Team working
- Good standard of secondary school education
- Computer literate/ICT Skills
- Experience working within DPA guidelines
Duties and Responsibilities
- General office duties including opening and delivering post
- General errands
- Creation of new cases and data input into office case management system
- Open and allocate incoming post
- Link cases on various systems
- Maintain court dates log
- Copying, scanning, faxing
- Opening office files - hard copy and electronic files
- Closure of legal & office files/scanning and saving to hard drive
- Prepares a variety of legal documents under guidance of the supervisor and firm solicitors
- Organise and archive files and supporting documents
- Administration duties as requested by Supervisor.
- Maintain communication with the Creditors and clients.
- Handle incoming calls and ensure all databases are updated.
- Verifies information provided as appropriate
- Update Proclaim records according to daily information
- Complete litigation paperwork when required/requested by management
- Entering dates in Critical Date Diary
- Preparing routine documentation
- Supporting fee-earners with specific delegated tasks
- To follow Treating Customers Fairly policy on each transaction, ensuring the best customer outcome is achieved.
- Tidying files
- Preparing bundles
- Observe complete confidentiality on every occasion to protect client and employee information in line with DPA training.
- To comply with and be up to date with all aspects of compliance, Data Protection, Anti Money Laundering and financial crime awareness.
Knowledge and Skills/Requirements
- A knowledge of the legal Industry
- Good interpersonal skills with presentation that represents the company image.
- Good time management and organisational skills
- Effective verbal and written communication.
- Ability to follow all company policies and core values including Treating Customers Fairly policy.
- Working knowledge of Excel and Word
- Be able to work on own initiative taking a practical proactive approach
- Be able to work under pressure and to strict time scales
All Applicants will be reviewed within the next working day and successful applicants will be acknowledged within 2 working days.
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