Legal Assistant

Redwood Search
18000.00 GBP Annual + 00
12 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Legal Assistant - Family Department

Are you an experienced secretary looking for a new challenging role?

Are you a Law graduate looking to gain more experience?

We are recruiting for a household name leading firm based in Worcester for a legal assistant to work with the Fee earners and Partners.

The successful candidate will provide direct support to his/her Principal to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below.

Main responsibilities;

  • Attend court hearings
  • Carry out secretarial and administrative duties for the department to include;

  • Audio typing
  • File management
  • Diary and calendar management
  • Dealing with call and enquiries via phone, email and post
    • Preparation of bundles
    • Preparing for case hearings
    • Update supervisor regularly of case progression
    • Carry out fee earning duties to include;

  • Communicating with legal aid agencies
  • Assessing cases in the Drop-In Unit
  • Preparation of legal documents
  • Dealing with all correspondence
    Skills & experience

    • Excellent written and verbal English, including the ability to review own work critically to ensure accuracy
    • Excellent telephone manner
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially in relation to handling anxious and emotional clients
    • Smart appearance and presentation
    • Recent relevant experience in the legal profession dealing with family work
    • Experience of general secretarial work
    • Ability to carry out all tasks efficiently and competently
    • Ability to prioritise workload

    This is initially a 9-month maternity cover but with a possibility of a permanent role at the end of the contract.

    Please contact Kelly Ashby at Redwood Search Recruitment Agency in Worcester for more details.

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