The individual will provide effective legal and administrative support to the team, whilst working toward becoming a Chartered Legal Executive. The work will be varied including a mixture of commercial, public and property law matters, which are either contentious or transactional or a mix of the two.
Duties will include:
- Draft tenancy agreements, notices, variations, and other commercial or property documents
- Provide efficient and effective legal assistance to lawyers progressing large, interesting cases
- Complete legal research
- Process documents, including filing court documents as required
- Draft correspondence and litigation documents as required, including statements of case and witness statements
- Ensure client and matters records are made and maintained in line with the firm's procedures
- Adhere to the Solicitor's Regulation Authority (SRA) rules and guidance
- Maintain time recording on client matters
The role would suit someone looking for an opportunity to train 'on the job' in order to build their legal knowledge and eventually qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive. Find out more about our Apprenticeships.
Will be discussed at interview stage.
Annual Salary will be: Paralegal £17,500.
- Academic qualification in law, or relevant work or volunteer experience
- An aptitude and enthusiasm for the law that can be demonstrated by examples of experiences or activities
- Real world practical experience of working in a professional environment, and dealing with clients
- Strong interpersonal skills; effective communicator at all levels (written and verbal)
- A passion for the Firm and the chosen career
- Commitment to studying to become a Chartered Legal Executive
- Examples of teamwork, excellent client service, and high attention to detail
- A commercial, pro-active and professional approach to work
- Must interact well with others in a sensitive and effective way - a team player
- Must be self-motivated, committed to working towards goals with strong enthusiasm and career commitment
- Understand the importance of confidentiality and use of discretion
- Possess the ability to cope well under pressure
- Must be flexible, successfully adapting to changing demands and conditions
- Demonstrate self-confidence, initiative, and be a creative thinker
5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) and an A Level in Law (or equivalent).
Level 3 Paralegal apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)