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Family ParaLegal

  • Location

    Braintree

  • Sector:

    Office Recruitment Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £22000 - £26000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paige O'Connell

  • Contact email:

    paige@compasspoint.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

  • Job ref:

    J34517

  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-08

  • Start date:

    2021-04-08

  • Consultant:

    Paige O’Connell

A reputable Legal Business based in Braintree is seeking a Legal Assistant/Paralegal in their Family Department on a full time, permanent basis.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Family Law and working at Legal Assistant/Paralegal level. You will be required to have efficient typing skills and be able to work within a team.

You will be joining a close knit, friendly team in a relaxed and supportive environment!

Duties Include:

•To provide support and assistance to the fee-earner under supervision with the full range of family procedures from commencement to finish
•To deal with Clients, Barristers, Courts and other Solicitors by phone, in person and by correspondence (including e-mail) as necessary to keep them updated of all progress/changes within each matter
•To provide general secretarial/administrative support to fee earners to include typing of audio dictation as and when required
•To prepare documents and correspondence including preparing mail and enclosures
•Copying
•Opening and closing files
•Dealing with credit and debit balances and ledger reviews
•Making appointments when required to do so
•Advocacy when requested /required to do so
•Any other tasks reasonably requested or directed to do so

Attributes
•Excellent IT skills in Windows 2019 and Office 2016/365 essential (Proclaim desirable)
•Team worker
•Proactive
•Excellent timekeeping
•Good interpersonal skills
•Understanding of property sales and purchases preferable.

Additional Information:
•Salary: Circa £24,000 (depending on experience)
•Location: Braintree, Essex
•Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm (1 hour unpaid lunch 1pm to 2pm)
•Start Date: As soon as possible
•This is an office based role, with no options for home working

If you are interested in being considered for this position, send your CV to Paige today or call the office to discuss in more detail.