JUNIOR PARALEGAL

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DETAILS

Job ID: REQ00018

Department: Litigation

Hours:  37.5

Salary: £15,000 – £18,000

Type: Permanent

SUMMARY OF DUTIES
  • Handling written, email and telephone correspondence from customers, clients, court, third parties or other departments and ensuring delivery is in line with client SLA’s.
  • Recording and maintaining an effective diary management system (using the business’ case management system) to give the department a true record of any court directions, key dates and deadlines.
  • Preparing papers for contested hearings under the supervision of a senior member of team.
  • Progressing contested matters in line with client SLA’s.
  • Supporting case handlers who deal with contested cases on a variety of tasks.
  • Duty to identify, raise and report any breaches in order to adhere to SRA and FCA principles.
  • Undertakes any other duties in line with the basic objectives of the post given to by management.
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as directed by the Litigation Operation Team Leader and the Supervising Solicitor.
KNOWLEDGE
  • Law degree or equivalent or studying towards/completed Level 3 CILEX desirable but not essential.
  • A basic understanding of:
    • The Civil Procedure Rules and court procedures;
    • Solicitors Regulatory Authority; and
    • The Financial Conduct Authority.
SKILLS
  • Excel skills.
  • Problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Listening skills.
  • Ability to work in team – cooperation with others to gain results.
  • Time Management skills.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Customer Service skills.
  • Multi tasking.
  • Letter writing experience is desirable.
  • Excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Demonstrate a strong focus on attention to detail.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office is desirable.
BEHAVIOURS
  • Ability to identify and achieve solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet conflicting deadlines.
  • Applicants must have the ability to organise and prioritise work.
  • Strong team-focused work ethic.
  • Driven attitude.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Maintains a professional image at all times.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the professional standards required when working within a regulated law firm and the importance of delivering a quality service to our clients.
  • Values diversity and shows commitment to equality of opportunity.
HOW TO APPLY
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