On Time Recruitment Limited

Paralegal-Commercial Proeprty

Are you an experienced Paralegal? We are recruiting experienced Paralegals for our client based in Blandford.

Our client is a legal 500 law firm who has an opportunity for experienced paralegals to become part of their team.

Overall purpose:

To provide full support to the Head of Department and fee earners to enable them to run a profitable caseload and deliver high quality legal services.

To develop an individual caseload to be managed under the supervision of the Head of Department.

Main Duties:

Client Care:

  • To provide a high level of personal and professional service at all times
  • Ensuring tasks are achieved by key dates and key dates diary kept up to date
  • Effective support of the team members in taking and carrying out instructions from clients and acting on behalf of clients to bring matters to satisfactory conclusion
  • Assisting other members of the team in client related matters, drafting of simple legal documents and file management.

Secretarial and administration:

  • To be self-sufficient for own secretarial/administration duties
  • To be fully conversant with the firm’s IT and database systems and to be confident in their correct usage
  • To be familiar and confident with the firm’s accounting practices for client and office monies, cheque requests, TT transfers etc.

File Management:

  • Ensure all department files are well ordered clear and comply with the Law Society, office and all other necessary requirements.
  • Ensure that proper and accurate records are kept of time expended on matters
  • A team player, building strong working relationships and being supportive of the direct team, wider team and the Firm.

Professional Development:

  • Take responsibility for achieving all forms of continuous professional development
  • To keep abreast of the latest legal and practice developments

Personal:

  • To keep confidential all client information
  • To be positive and helpful with colleagues, clients and professional contacts of the firm
  • To assist other departments and colleagues within the firm as requested
  • To adhere to and familiarise themselves with the firm’s terms and conditions

Required Skills:

  • At least 2 years’ experience of Commercial property work
  • Experience of delivering a client customer focus
    • Planning and organising skills; able to multi-task workload driven by more than one fee earner; able to manage task givers expectations.
    • Time management skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Able to build and maintain good relationships with clients.
    • Numerate
    • Strong IT skills; adapts to information systems quickly;
    Excellent literacy skills including drafting style, attention to detail, and accurate use of the English language

 




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