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Legal Assistant (Family)

  • Sector:

    Legal, Private Practice

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £Competative

  • Consultant:

    Jack Heaton

  • Email:

    jack.heaton@sellickpartnership.co.uk

  • Reference:

    999797_1651842725

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-06-05

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

Sellick Partnership are currently working with a well-established law firm based in Leamington where an immediate opportunity has arisen for a Legal Assistant to join their Family Private department. Hybrid working considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking typing and secretarial work within the Family Department for multiple Fee Earners but also assisting when needed across the Department as part of the Family support team
  • Handling of and dealing with clients' calls and liaising with Fee Earners where appropriate, although no legal advice may be given
  • Seeing clients in Reception
  • Making appointments for clients
  • Conflict checks on new clients
  • Locating files for next day's appointments and passing to Fee Earner
  • Preparing case files for court hearings
  • Maintaining filing systems
  • Providing general administration tasks, as and when required
  • Attending Family Department Support Meetings and Firm Wide Meetings
  • Provide reception cover as required
  • Preparing accurate invoices and cost scheduling for clients on a monthly basis under Fee Earner supervision/instructions
  • Maintain and protect client confidentiality at all times internally and externally
  • Undertaking any reasonable instructions given by management within the limits of this employment description

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent keyboard skills with a good knowledge of Outlook, Word & case management
  • At least two years' experience working within a Family Private Department (desirable)
  • Dynamic in approach and uses initiative when dealing with clients or potential clients
  • A positive approach to customer service
  • Ability to be a team player and flexible outlook
  • Efficiency to deal with awkward situations and difficult clients in a professional manner
  • Ability to remain discreet and maintain employee and client confidentiality at all times

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