Paralegal (Family Law)

  • Job Reference: CS/PLF/1
  • Date Posted: 14 June 2022
  • Recruiter: KHR - Recruitment Specialists
  • Location: Rochester, Kent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Paralegal (Family Law)
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

KHR is working with an established legal firm based in Medway that requires a highly motivated and ambitious Paralegal to join them on a permanent basis. You will be joining a highly regarded, fast-growing Family Law department and will become a vital part of the team and help contribute to the success of the business.

Reporting to the Director the Paralegal will represent Clients in Non-Molestation Proceedings, Children's Act Proceedings, Pre-Proceedings, and Care Proceedings. Tasks include but are not limited to:

*Opening new cases up on our Case Management System, and maintaining an accurate and organised case file
*Advising Clients face-to-face, by phone, email, and letters
*Preparing applications and statements on behalf of Clients
*Liaising with Respondents, Solicitors, Courts, and Barristers by phone, email, letters, and face-to-face
*Applying for Legal Aid on behalf of Clients and ensuring the Legal Aid Certificates are regularly updated
*Arranging meetings and conference calls
*Creating and circulating Bundles for Court
*Preparing Briefs for internal and external Counsel
*Redacting documents
*Preparing files for closure and billing
*Occasional travel will be required

Requirements
*Relevant legal training or experience
*Experience in holding a caseload
*Excellent communication skills
*Competent in Microsoft Office
*High degree of efficiency & accuracy
*Ability to manage time
*Friendly and positive manner in dealing with colleagues and Clients
*Preferably experience in dealing with applying for Legal Aid

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