Dixon Coles & Goddard

Paralegal Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Dixon Coles & Goddard (Employer)

Damar Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,740.00
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (1 hours break for lunch)
21 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Paralegal (apprenticeship standard)
26 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Dixon Coles & Goddard have a great opportunity for a Paralegal Apprentice to assist with day-to-day operation of the office and provide fee earner support. Duties will include: answering ’phones, general admin duties, drafting correspondence and basic legal documents, proofreading documents and operating CMS.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Responsibilities:

  • Taking notes on meeting and telephone calls
  • Take and make telephone calls to clients and third parties
  • Using and updating LEAP case management system
  • Client onboarding
  • Drafing correspondence and documents
  • Assist colleagues with fee earning work
  • Scanning and filing documents
  • Make basic applications (e.g. to HM Land Registry or the Court)
  • Using a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Office and LEAP case management system, to produce correspondence and documents and maintain records and databases
  • Supporting fee earners with the administration of their files
  • Ensure all files are regularly maintained and are in accordance with our office procedures
  • Scanning documents to various computerised systems
  • Filing legal, administrative and financial documents in date order
  • Photocopying and printing various documents on behalf of colleagues
  • Sorting and distributing incoming post, and organising/sending outgoing post
  • Maintaining stationery and equipment
  • Liaising with staff in other departments and with external contacts
  • Using content management systems to maintain internal databases
  • Devising and maintaining office systems
  • Proofreading documents
  • Taking enquiries over the phone and other reception duties

Company Benefits:

  • Workplace pension after 3 months.
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Paralegal Level 3 apprenticeship standard:

  • Functional Skills Maths level 2
  • Functional Skills English level 2

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, there would be the opportunity to discuss the possibility of a permanent role within the firm, if appropriate for both apprentice and employer. There is also potential for further training and progession for the right candidate to a full fee earning role.

Reality Check

Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 x A Levels (Grade A-C) Essential
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