Family Paralegal

£16,000- £19,000

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an expereinced Paralegal on behalf of a professional and long established law firm as they require support to their Family team based in Straford-upon-Avon.

Your key duties will be:

  • providing paralegal and administrative support to a senior fee earner and the wider team
  • dealing with clients and third parties in a professional manner, maintaining close and regular contact as required
  • dealing with correspondence and maintaining good file management including electronic and paper storage
  • taking telephone calls, handling queries and enquiries where appropriate
  • opening and closing of files as required, and conducting conflict searches where applicable
  • assistance with monthly billing and other related financial administration
  • copy and audio typing when required
  • photocopying, scanning and collating documentation
  • archiving and filing
  • carrying out legal research as required
  • assisting with promotional and business development activity as required
  • undertaking projects and any other tasks as directed by the line manager

Skills and experience you will have:

  • a minimum of 6 months' administration experience within a legal team, ideally Family
  • experience of using case management systems
  • fast and accurate audio-typing skills
  • a minimum grade C pass at GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics
  • confidence with IT systems to include Microsoft Word, Excel and ideally PowerPoint
  • excellent oral and written communications skills

Key competencies you will need:

  • excellent organisational skills, flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • to be ambitious and enthusiastic to provide an excellent paralegal service to the team
  • to work well in a team and develop effective working relationships with colleagues and others, demonstrating flexibility
  • to have confident interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise openly and clearly with colleagues and clients
  • the ability to produce a high standard of work, often to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail
  • the ability to demonstrate professionalism, proactivity, and initiative