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Legal Assistant (Family)

Sellick Partnership (Legal) Limited
England, Warwickshire, Leamington Spa
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years
Legal assistant
Private practice
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Job Details

Sellick Partnership are currently working with a well-established law firm based in Leamington where an immediate opportunity has arisen for a Legal Assistant to join their Family Private department. Hybrid working considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking typing and secretarial work within the Family Department for multiple Fee Earners but also assisting when needed across the Department as part of the Family support team
  • Handling of and dealing with clients' calls and liaising with Fee Earners where appropriate, although no legal advice may be given
  • Seeing clients in Reception
  • Making appointments for clients
  • Conflict checks on new clients
  • Locating files for next day's appointments and passing to Fee Earner
  • Preparing case files for court hearings
  • Maintaining filing systems
  • Providing general administration tasks, as and when required
  • Attending Family Department Support Meetings and Firm Wide Meetings
  • Provide reception cover as required
  • Preparing accurate invoices and cost scheduling for clients on a monthly basis under Fee Earner supervision/instructions
  • Maintain and protect client confidentiality at all times internally and externally
  • Undertaking any reasonable instructions given by management within the limits of this employment description

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent keyboard skills with a good knowledge of Outlook, Word & case management
  • At least two years' experience working within a Family Private Department (desirable)
  • Dynamic in approach and uses initiative when dealing with clients or potential clients
  • A positive approach to customer service
  • Ability to be a team player and flexible outlook
  • Efficiency to deal with awkward situations and difficult clients in a professional manner
  • Ability to remain discreet and maintain employee and client confidentiality at all times

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including underrepresented and disadvantaged groups and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.


About Sellick Partnership

Established in 2002, Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment business with seven offices nationwide and more than 100 employees.

We offer a complete legal recruitment service on a nationwide basis within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Our Legal team are considered one of the best in the country and are highly knowledgeable in their specialist markets.

Our Legal Recruitment Consultants are market specialists and highly experienced in sourcing and placing high-calibre locum, contract and permanent legal professionals across the UK.

We recruit across all areas of law, sourcing and placing candidates in legal jobs such as legal director, legal executive, barristers and solicitors as well as positions at the paralegal level.

For our clients, we offer a tailored approach to recruitment services that is based on the needs of your organisation. We take the time to get to know you and your organisation, and support you at every step of the way to secure high-calibre legal candidates every time.

For our candidates, we regularly partner with legal chambers and specialist legal organisations to hold CPD training events, workshops and seminars to help you keep abreast of industry news and topical issues. These events for legal professionals are a great way of networking and learning new skills that you can use as you progress through your legal career.

With in-depth sector knowledge, an extensive network of clients and high-calibre legal professionals plus an unrivalled name in the market, we are best placed to support your recruitment needs. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.

Manchester: 0161 834 1642

Leeds: 0113 243 9775

London: 0203 997 9255

We specialise in recruiting professionals into a variety of positions on a permanent and temporary basis across the following specialisms: Finance & Accountancy, HR, Procurement, Change & Transformation, ICT & Digital Technology, Actuarial, Wealth & Investment Management, Housing & Property Services and Senior & Executive. To find out more about Sellick Partnership, please visit our website:

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0161 834 1642
Sellick Partnership
Queens Court
24 Queens Street
Greater Manchester
M2 5HX
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