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Paralegal - Child Care

Law 法律


GCSE/Scottish Standard Grades A-Level Postgraduate or above 碩士或以上 Undergraduate or above 學士或以上 Intermediate apprenticeship 學徒

Apprenticeship 學徒 Contract 合同制 Full-Time 全職 Internship 實習 Part-Time 兼職


Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

CHILD CARE PARALEGAL OFFICE Leicester HOURS Full time - 35 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Cordius are recruiting for a Paralegal in Leicester. Our client is a leading law firm in the East Midlands. A forward thinking and progressive company employing over 200 staff throughout 5 offices. This is a great opportunity to join the Child Care department at their Leicester Office and to work as part of a challenging and friendly team. Every member of staff will receive a personal development plan with the aim of helping them to reach full potential. PURPOSE & OBJECTIVE OF JOB: To provide clerical and administrative support to the Child Care Team DUTIES, TASKS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct assistance with Care clients: Client contact point for new cases/allocation and when team is in court Office contact for all phone and drop in enquiries and for liaison with professionals such as guardians, experts, and counsel. Team Diary management, including setting up client appointments, entering and monitoring key dates, arranging assessments by experts and conferences with Counsel Support to the team with client contacts, instructions, follow up, statement preparation and checking Attend PLO / PPM meetings with clients (Legal Help) – Supported and supervised administrative support to team: 1. Case management - File set up, full conflict checks, liaison with counsel and experts, getting costs quotes/time frames, arrange claiming and paying disbursements, on split fee experts 2. Completing outline C2 applications to court on all issues for fee earner and serving, requisitioning cheques, and paying court fees Setting up, monitoring, claiming, and paying DNA and drug and alcohol testing Bundle preparation: Checking with index, paginating, sorting for trial and assisting Solicitors with trial preparation Closing files – following internal procedures in a timely manner Administrator for LAA online service – point of contact for all LA / FE queries Completing all LAA applications, extensions of scope and limits, prior authority, and billing as above for checking by fee earner Drafting letters, preparation of file notes, telephones notes and other correspondence EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Office administration within a legal environment ideally within a Care /Family team Legal research Managing a busy workload Previous paralegal experience an advantage Use of case management software would be advantageous Proficiency in MS office (Excel, Word, Outlook in particular) A keen interest in this challenging area of law and a commitment to the highest level of client care and service SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including a polite telephone manner Exceptional attention to detail Strong organisational and time management skills Excellent typing skills Good letter writing skills and a high level of literacy Excellent IT skills An ability to work under pressure and to work to strict deadlines An ability to be empathetic and sensitive to vulnerable clients An ability to work closely and effectively with professional clients such as court appointed Guardians QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Law degree or relevant legal qualification Should you feel suitable for the role or wish to pursue similar roles in the area, please don't hesitate to contact Anna at Cordius - Derby on (phone number removed)