Paralegal Family

Full Time, Permanent Stratford-upon-Avon £16,835 to £19,000 per annum Ref No: IPRS5164

Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Paralegal to join their Stratford-upon-Avon's Family offering, part of the firm’s Private Capital group.

The role is to provide a blend of paralegal and administrative support to the Legal Director. This will include the following:

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

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.

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