Responsibilities

  • Carry out office administration, including billing and writing letters
  • Organise diaries, schedule meetings and respond to telephone queries
  • Write first document drafts and proofread documents
  • Analyse and input data, write articles for internal or external circulation
  • Organise case files, attend court inquests, transcribe legal opinion and compile litigation bundles
  • Network with clients and build valuable relationships
  • Write reports, conduct legal research, take witness statements and attend meetings with experts or claimants - usually the duties of a more experienced paralegal.

Requirements
  • The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
  • At least six months' work experience

Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks or caseloads
  • Good attention to detail to be able to carefully analyse files and data
  • Legal research skills and the desire to develop your understanding of the law
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Office administrative skills for tasks such as filing, typing and letter writing
  • Good teamwork skills particularly when working with other departments to complete your tasks