Family Paralegal

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    Croydon, United Kingdom

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    Matthew Heard

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    Matthew Heard

Family Paralegal, £18,000 - £20,000 per annum, Croydon, Greater London

Our client is a multi-sited law firm, with offices in Croydon, Medway, Blackheath and Guildford. Their lawyers deliver a first-class service across all of their departments, with the emphasis on obtaining the most favourable outcome possible for their clients. The firm is now looking to boosts its well-known family department with a Paralegal in the Croydon office.

What is the role

As a key member of this team, your role is to focus on childcare matters, providing support to a couple of Fee Earners in the department. The team currently consists of 21 members of staff, that includes Solicitors, Paralegals and Administrators.

Main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Take new client instructions
  • Applying for public funding
  • To attend the Family Justice Centre and Public Law Outline meetings
  • To progress injunctive relief matters to their conclusion, to include carrying out advocacy duties in respect of non-defended hearings
  • Attending court with counsel
  • Taking instructions from clients in care cases
  • Booking experts
  • Drafting applications to court, including C2 and Part 25 applications
  • Preparing court bundles
  • Time recording
  • Preparing and submitting claims for costs, including on-line claims
  • Preparing events based High Cost Case Plans

What you will need?

Minimum requirements:

  • Previous Paralegal/Legal Assistant experience in Family law
  • Experience using a case management system
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT literate


If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or other paralegal jobs in the market then contact Matthew Heard at matthew@lrlegal.co.uk or call for a confidential discussion on 02084642565 or 07887523228.