Legal Assistant/Paralegal – Matrimonial

Legal Services
Harrogate
Posted 2 months ago

Legal Assistant – Matrimonial

We are seeking to recruit a Legal Assistant to join our family department.

Reporting to director/head of department in family but also assisting other departments when needed.

Training will be given so experience not necessarily the most important, but attention to detail and previous office work experience is preferred; excellent telephone manner required.

 

Main Responsibilities

Understanding time sensitive matters, prioritising workload, working efficiently and unsupervised to an accurate level.

 

Duties will include:

– Drafting of documents

– Preparation of Court forms and applications

– Audio typing

– Diary Management

– Court bundles

– Scheduling appointments

Additional responsibilities include taking telephone queries, including quotes – being the first point of contact for new clients; providing updates to clients, other solicitors and estate agents; being the gatekeeper when needed for phone calls; audio digital dictation and copy typing and tracked changes; attention to detail and accuracy very important; preparing files for completion and helping other assistants when needed in the department.

 

The role would involve 24 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday, working 8:30am – 5pm with one hour and fifteen minutes lunch break.

We will offer full training with the potential of career progression for the right candidate.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
 

SKILLS

 

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong word processing

Literate, numerate and accurate

 

KNOWLEDGE

 

Confidentiality requirements

 

MS Office software packages

Adobe Software package

The Firm’s Accounts package

Job Features

Job CategoryLegal Assistant
Responsible to:Head of Department/Practice Manager
Salary£20,000 - £24,000
Job TypeFull Time or 3 / 4 days a week with flexibility
Experience1 Year - Preferred

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