Our client based in Leeds is currently seeking a Paralegal to join their Housing Management and Property Litigation Team. We are looking for someone who has excellent attention to detail and can manage their own caseload, ideally with previous experience in a similar role.

 

As the successful Paralegal your duties will include:

  • Assist solicitors and other fee earners in the day to day running of files
  • Draft and prepare claim forms, pleadings and witness statements for the County Court
  • Efficiently manage deadlines relating to a variety of cases at any one time
  • Prepare trial bundles
  • Liaise with Court prior to trials to ensure necessary paperwork is sent and received #
  • Follow up on late/lost paperwork
  • Attending Court to assist Barristers and other fee-earners
  • Conduct advocacy in the County Court on routine matters
  • Assist with enquiries made by clients, Barristers and other fee earners, chasing paperwork where necessary
  • Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in soft and hard copy
  • Occasionally undertake site visits
  • Meet targets that may be set from time to time by Line Manager
  • Follow department procedures, the Solicitor’s Accounts Rules and the Firm’s policies and procedures

 

Essential skills required:

  • Experience in Property Litigation
  • Ability to conduct effective legal research
  • Possess solid drafting skills
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills, including own diary management
  • Competent in all MS software

 

Desirable Skills:

  • Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in Law (or appropriate conversion)
  • Successful completion of the LPC or studying the LPC part time
  • Have experience of dealing with RPs/private landlords
  • Have experience of dealing with the County Court
  • Knowledge of DMS (Document Management System)
  • Knowledge of Partners for Windows (time recording system)

 

The successful Paralegal will be offered a salary up to £21,000 per annum working on a hybrid model. Working hours are full time, Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm. This will be 3 days based in the office and 2 days based at home. We expect this position to move quickly so don’t hang around! APPLY NOW!

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