Paralegal - Family Care

Posted 16 May by Search Consultancy
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Paralegal - Family Care Team
Location: York City Centre
Salary: Circa £19,000 DOE

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Paralegal who is a Law Graduate looking to work for one of our client an award winning law firm based in York City Centre.

You will be expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative with a proven ability to provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the Legal Advisers and team to ensure achievement of business objectives and assist in the provision of an efficient, personal and professional service at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Supporting Legal Advisers within the team in both individual transactions and as part of wider project teams
* Opening case files
* Giving estimates of costs to new clients
* Dealing with work that has been delegated by a Legal Adviser to you using the Case Management System (Proclaim)
* Dealing with care proceedings
* Dealing with due diligence and business enquiries
* Assisting with clients' needs
* Preparing and drafting applications for submission to court
* Preparing bundles and liaising with professional experts and clients
* Monitoring the legal aid certificate aspects of care matters
* Prepare all client correspondence.
* To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self development
* To achieve agreed levels of time-recording (as appropriate) such other tasks as may be required from time to time
* To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of Department

Key Skills:


* Educated to GCSEs level - Essential
* Law Degree or similar experience - Essential
* Working knowledge of IT systems: MS Word and Outlook, digital dictation and CMS - Essential
* Knowledge of Proclaim - Desirable
* Excellent client service skills, with a calm and supportive nature which is sympathetic to client needs - Essential
* Ability to work to tight timescales and under pressure and with attention to detail - Essential
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both face to face and over the phone - Essential
* Ability to work with initiative and minimum supervision - Essential
* Experience in audio and copy typing - Essential
* Experience and competence in obtaining accurate messages from clients over the phone - Essential
* Integrity to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately - Essential
* 'Can Do', flexible approach and team player - Essential
* Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment - Essential

For more details please contact Sally Henderson at the Search Consultancy Leeds office on or email

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Reference: 37992007

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