Family and Child Care Paralegal / Trainee Solicitor

Employer
Gemini Recruitment
Location
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Sep 2020
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Role: Family & Children Paralegal / Trainee Solicitor

Leading law firm looking to recruit dedicated Paralegal / Trainee Solicitor for highly sought permanent position. Training contracts available for those with relevant experience.

Salary: Competitive. Accountability within a remote working culture is the norm within this business.

Gemini Recruitment are currently partnering with a large and established law firm. Our client serves corporate entities and private individuals in over 25 practice areas from offices throughout London and across England and Wales.  Our client’s accomplishments are acknowledged and recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a top tier firm.

Our client holds the Investors in People Gold Accreditation Quality Standard Mark and is LEXCEL, Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001-2013 accredited and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

Family & Children Department Background: 

Our client’s Family & Children department is ranked and recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for family and matrimonial work, providing confidential advice with effective representation. The family team includes practitioners who have achieved the Law Society’s Children Law and Family Law Advanced accreditations providing advocacy in all court proceedings, ensuring their clients receive a consistent and professional service as well as a high degree of continuity.

In addition, our client’s Family department is experienced in assisting high net worth individuals in divorce matters with specialist divorce solicitors with expertise in domestic abuse, adoption, child abduction, prohibitive steps orders, specific issues orders, injunctions, spousal and child maintenance, properties, pensions and freezing injunctions.

The Role

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report directly to Department Director
  • Professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs
  • Assisting with casework including dealing with a range of Family & Children matters (LAA Funded and Private client work) as well as undertaking your own advocacy
  • Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Preparing and managing funding applications to the Legal Aid Agency
  • Preparing draft documents including witness statements and processing evidence
  • Attending conferences and court
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures
  • Implementing any recommendations made by your supervisor following monthly file reviews ensuring that these are dealt with promptly
  • Ensuring compliance with file management

Key Skills Required

  • Demonstrate passion and legal experience in a broad range of Family & Children Law
  • A strong academic background with a Law degree
  • Clear understanding and application of Family & Children Law
  • Business acumen and the ability to market the Company
  • Excellent communications skills to work effectively with all types of people
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills and ability to use own initiative but know when to seek guidance
  • Committed  team player, self -motivated and professional 
  • Excellent IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and document management skills

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other duties as reasonably required.

Rewards  

  • 20 days annual leave
  • Additional Birthday leave
  • Additional holiday accrual*
  • Up to 4 days paid sick leave*
  • Practicing Certificate renewed annually
  • The Law Society Panel Membership and Accreditation/re Accreditation/ Reaccreditation fee paid for*
  • The Law Society registration fee for Panel membership paid for*
  • Panel courses mandatory for the Law Society Accreditation paid for*
  • Access to vast range of training webinars / E-Library
  • Automatic enrolment onto the Company’s pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eye test vouchers
  • DBS Check costs paid for
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Supportive team environment.
  • Part time working
  • Flexible working arrangements/ considered
  • Support for appropriate legal awards/recognition

 

 

*terms and conditions apply

On offer is an attractive salary package, a supportive team environment and real prospects for promotion. The Company will consider applicants wishing to work part time, full time or with flexible working hours. The Company will allow working from home.

The company is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity and inclusivity of its staff and strives to ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of the communities they serve.

About Gemini Recruitment and Equal Opportunities:

Gemini Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency specialising in legal recruitment. We provide a highly focused service specialising in placements for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff. We have intimate knowledge of specific opportunities in the legal market across the UK.

Our primary aim is to deliver a quality bespoke service to our clients. We are currently handling the careers of a number of experienced legal professionals ranging from legal support staff to Solicitors. Our clients are based across the country and have vacancies covering numerous areas of law. If you are looking for your first job or want to move up the career ladder, we can help.

The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws.   Background checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role.

If you are keen to begin your career with a firm that’s committed to training a new generation of Solicitors, apply now for one of our agents to contact you.

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At Gemini Recruitment our aim is to provide a highly focused service specialising in placements for Solicitors, Legal Execs, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff. We have intimate knowledge of specific opportunities in the legal market across the UK.

We are currently handling the careers of a number of experienced legal professionals.  Our clients are based across the country and have vacancies covering numerous areas of law. If you are looking for your first job or want to move up the career ladder, we can help.

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