FAMILY LEGAL ASSISTANT

Location
Witham
Salary
Depending on experience
Posted
25 Aug 2017
Closes
22 Sep 2017
Ref
RD26602
Contact
Ricardo Dacosta
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Lexcel-accredited law firm based in Essex seeks dedicated Family Legal Assistant

THE FIRM
Our client is a highly reputable Lexcel-accredited law firm with multiple offices scattered within the region. The office is ideally situated in a historic town in Essex which is surrounded by boutiques and noted for its excellent transport links.  The firm is staffed by expert lawyers who practice a wide range of legal services and have a built up an enviable client base due to their professional and client focused approach. 

THE ROLE
This role revolves around supporting fee earners specialising in the discipline of family law. Our firm is seeking a talented Paralegal or Legal Assistant to deliver a high level of support in matrimonial matters including: divorce, separation and civil partnerships; domestic abuse; and children matters such as care proceedings. Your duties may consist of: typing legal documents; using case management systems; opening, closing and archiving files; and diary management including making travel arrangements. Legal Aid matters will form a significant portion of the work, so experience in public family work will be essential. Please contact Ricardo quoting reference RD26602 when applying for this position.

THE CANDIDATE
To be considered for this role:      
You must be a Paralegal or Legal Assistant with strong experience in family law;
You must have experience in Legal Aid matters;
You will be personable and take an empathetic approach to your work;
You will have a high level of professionalism and efficiency;
You will possess the ability to work to tight deadlines;
You will display excellent organisational skills.

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