Graduate Paralegal - Housing

Reference code: SHOGC4

Location: St. Helens

Main purpose of the job:

To support and assist fee earners in carrying out duties and, where appropriate, to deal with clients and their affairs in a cost effective manner.

 

Responsible to: Department Manager
 
Main key result areas
  • Attending and advising clients where appropriate.

 

  • Provides guidance, support and training to other staff as required.

 

  • Responding to post, telephone enquiries and queries from clients, other professionals/experts, colleagues, where appropriate, in order to progress cases effectively.

 

  • Assisting fee earners in the department in effective case management, including (but not exclusively) drafting appeal letters and submissions, statements, protocol steps, advocacy and attendance at Hearings, preparation of funding documents, requesting and returning relevant documents.

 

  • Control and management of work in progress ensuring that it is recorded and converted into paid profit costs under supervision and direction. Effective management of own time ensuring that non chargeable and chargeable hours targets are met under supervision and guidance.

 

  • Carrying out administrative duties as appropriate.

 

  • Compliance with client care and complaints procedures in order to minimize the risk of negligence and comply with Law Society rules.

 

 

Person specification
 

Qualifications

 
Law Degree (ideally 2.1 or above) or relevant work experience

Essential

Driving licence                                                                        

Desirable

Legal Practice Course
Desirable

Experience

 

Experience of working in or studying the relevant legal field

Desirable

Knowledge and skills

 
Good standard of computer literacy
Essential
Research skills

Essential

Organisation and time Management Skills

Essential

Excellent communication skills both face to face and over the telephone.

Essential

Solicitors Accounts Rules

Desirable

Stephensons Clients Complaints Rules and Client Care Procedures

Desirable

Knowledge of Litigation

Desirable

Knowledge of up to date legislation

Desirable

Knowledge of case management systems

Desirable

Knowledge of Tribunal Procedure Rules

Desirable

Personality / Other Qualities

 
Discretion and ability to work in a confidential environment

Essential

Pleasant, approachable, patient and polite

Essential

Ability to work amidst frequent interruptions

Essential

Adaptability and flexibility

Essential

Ability to work as part of a team

Essential

Shows an interest in the legal profession and in developing their career within a law firm

Essential

   

If you are interested in this position please complete our online application form or contact our HR department.

Please do not send enquiries to the department manager of the specific team.