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Paralegal (Family Law)

Job Description

Job Description

* Managing own caseload

* Undertaking day to day client meetings, taking detailed instructions

* Giving basic, clear advice on all aspect of family law

* Opening and maintaining accurate and neat files in accordance with office procedures

* Using case management system to open and close files

* Confirming instructions and advice to clients in writing

* Conducting negotiations with other parties

* Drafting court applications (including divorce petitions, statements, child arrangements, non-molestation, injunctions etc.)

* Ensuring that all time spent is recorded

* Ensuring that all case-loads are progressed, closed and billed as appropriate

* Referring matters to other practitioners within the firm as appropriate

* Undertaking training and development

* Adhering to monthly targets

* Undertaking such other tasks as required by the Directors

* Assisting other fee earners with complex cases and billing

* To maintain client confidentiality and trustworthiness at all times

* To show sympathy and empathy to clients whilst giving advice, especially where such advice may not be what the client wishes to hear

* Recognising your own limitations and be aware of when necessary for you to seek help or further advice

* To work under pressure as part of a team whilst taking responsibility for your own work

* To be sensitive to cultural issues in a diverse community

* To be reliable, punctual and hard working

* To show willing to give and receive help to and from other colleagues as necessary

Please get in contact for further details:

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Candidate Description

You will have good social skills with a clear communication style both orally (in person and on the telephone) and in writing

* You will have the ability to analyse a set of facts and pick out the pertinent information upon which to base advice

* You will have a legal qualification that includes some study of family law (e.g Law degree, LPC, BPTC, Paralegal qualification)

* You will ideally have some experience in dealing with members of the public face to face

* You will be IT literate and after training, be able to operate a case management system

* You will be able to word process letters and file notes succinctly

Application Description

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Steven Parker