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Paralegal – Family team, domestic abuse

Full Time Position

Closing date: Friday, 15th December 2023

Wirral Office

We’re looking for an experienced family paralegal to join our busy team based in our Wirral office.
This role will include assisting senior fee earners with a large case load, in a large team. There will be a strong focus on domestic abuse legal work.

Role responsibilities;
• Opening files
• Day to day assistance for the team
• Updating clients on case progress
• Communicating with courts, experts and agencies
• Appointment making
• Taking and making calls
• Preparing bundles of documents for hearings
• Dealing with clients both in person and remotely where necessary
• General legal and admin support including typing will be required
• Diary management
• Attending court assisting counsel and/ or clients
• Carrying out legal aid assessments and applications
• Taking client appointments and initial instructions

The right person for this job will;
• Be a self-starter and always ready to get involved
• Good with people
• Work well within a vibrant team
• Be flexible and able to accommodate client or team needs
• Have great time management skills and be able to prioritise heavy workloads
• It is essential to have at least 12 months experience working in a family law team
• Experience of Case Management Systems and Laserforms (essential)
• Experience of Legal Aid Agency Portal (CCMS) (essential)
• Experience of Excel spreadsheets (desirable)

Please note interviews may take place in person or via video call.

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