Paralegal - Family

£16000 - £19000

Job Description

Kirkland associates are currently working with a successful UK based firm to recruit an enthusiastic Family Paralegal to join their busy specialist Family team. They combine unsurpassed expertise with a sound understanding of Family law to provide exceptional solutions for every aspect of their clients needs.


The role:

The role is to provide a blend of paralegal and administrative support to the Legal Director at the Stratford upon Avon office (part of the wider Birmingham Family team).  This will include the following:

  • 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

About you - you will be:

  • highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude
  • keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this
Additional information

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted.