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Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Location:

    Cardiff

  • Sector:

    Business Support & HR, Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £25k per annum

  • Contact:

    St David Recruitment Services

  • Contact email:

    info@stdavid-recruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02920797920

  • Job ref:

    PEM1483

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-09-07

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Cardiff Gate (hybrid working after training)
Salary - £25k per annum
Full Time – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (1 hour lunch)
Permanent


Our client is looking for a Legal Assistant/Paralegal to join their busy and expanding Commercial Property team on a permanent basis.

Benefits
• 22 working days’ annual leave + bank holidays
• Employer’s Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Free Parking
• Firm wide bonus scheme
• “Work from home” financial contribution scheme
• Flexible working


Essential
• Practical experience of working in a legal office environment.
• Practical experience of working in an office administration capacity.
• Practical experience of handling client enquiries both face to face and by telephone.
• Computer literate with good keyboard skills and used to word processing packages (preferably Microsoft Word).
• Ideally Practical experience of property transactional work
• Highly organised

Responsibilities

• To assist fee earners in the management of their caseload by actioning legal procedures as directed by the fee earner.
• To assist fee earners in the management and progression of their caseload by dealing with file related queries either face to face or by telephone.
• To assist fee earners in the processing of matters in a timely and cost effective manner.
• To support fee earners in the maintenance of files by effective file management.
• To ensure that clients are dealt with efficiently and politely and that appropriate legal matters are raised with the fee earner.
• To attend to clients, taking instructions, and conducting letter and telephone enquiries as necessary.
• Assist in the opening of client files and updating their records onto the case management system.
• Provide general administrative support in the following areas: photocopying, faxing, scanning, binding documents and deeds, filing and archiving.
• Provide support with Land Registry searches and other searches as required.
• To ensure that billing takes place promptly and that outstanding balances are collected as soon as feasible.
• To use the correct Practice procedures and systems in order to manage cases effectively and in accordance with the firm's standards and legal requirements.
• To improve and enhance the firm's client base by effective liaison with existing clients.
• To maximize the firm's potential to cross - sell services by identifying appropriate opportunities.
• To manage own work allocation, productivity and quality of work under supervision.

If this Legal Assistant / Paralegal role is of interest, please send your CV to us today.