Family/Child Law Paralegal

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    Barking, United Kingdom

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    Matthew Heard

Family/Child Law Paralegal, £20,500 per annum, Barking

Our client is a one of the largest, multi-sited law firms in East London and Essex. Providing legal solutions for individuals and businesses for the last 40 years, the firm have developed an outstanding reputation and continue to strengthen. Their lawyers advise and work with individuals and their families across London and Essex dealing with complex and demanding cases. Chambers ranked and Legal 500 listed the firm works on national and international legal cases, with many cases being reported in the press. They are renowned to be trusted to be involved during some of the most critical times of a person’s life. The firm’s ethos is to work hard to understand what their clients want to achieve when you work with them. Due to an increase in workload, the firm are now looking to boost their Family/Child Law team in Barking with a Paralegal.

The role

Although you will be providing support to the team in general, you will also get the chance to work closely with a small number of fee earners in the department. There is a preference for the Paralegal to have previous experience in family and child law matters, as well as private and legal aid experience. However, the firm will also consider applications from candidates with previous experience in only legal aid family/child law. The role will involve assisting the team with the following:

  • On being requested to do so, to assist in the processing of all enquiries and dealing with all aspects of a case from initial instructions to completion in such way as to ensure the smooth and profitable running of the practice
  • Attending clients where appropriate to do so of relevant matters under supervision
  • Attending Court with Counsel and assisting Counsel during Court session as required
  • Carrying out any request which is authorised by a Partner of the firm and is consistent with his or her general duties
  • Preparation of bundles of Pleadings
  • Instruction of Counsel
  • Time recording promptly all work carried out
  • Archiving old files
  • Assisting other Fee Earners in their cases when requested
  • Processing, distributing and answering mail and telephone communications in accordance with requirements of the Office Manual

This is a full- time role, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

What they are looking for

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant experience in Family/Child law matters
  • Knowledge of Legal Aid
  • Strong client facing skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload

What they can offer

  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Free eye-tests


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.