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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Posted 5 January by Ideal Personnel and Recruitment Solutions Ended

Our client has a vacancy for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to provide assistance to three fee earners in Litigation and Employment Law. The role is offered as maternity cover, starting February 2018 with the working hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5:15pm.

Duties and responsibilities

Dealing with general client enquiries where possible.

Opening and managing files throughout the transaction

Using Case Management System Outlook, Excel and other computer programmes as appropriate

Preparing documents.

Legal Research

Ensuring key dates are met

Dairy management of three fee-earners

Liaising with clients and solicitors

Telephone chasing

Filing and post

Arranging appointments

Copying, faxing and e-mail

Closing files

Typing/Work Processing as and when required.

Other areas of the fee earner’s role where specific assistance is required.

Wherever and whenever possible, using best endeavours to promote the firm.

Encourage new clients to the firm.

The appropriate candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

Understanding of Law

Knowledge of Legal procedures

Computer skills to include a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite

Adaptability and flexibility

Organisation and prioritisation

Professional telephone manner and good people skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Excellent communication, ability to converse with a diverse range of people at all levels

Honesty, integrity and reliability

Conscientious and methodical

Steadiness under pressure


The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Employment/Litigation but this is not essential.

The role would be ideal for a future trainee who is looking to gain work experience in a law firm

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

Reference: 33777545

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