Legal Assistant - Wills and Probate (21 Hours per week)
Salary: competitive
Ref: 1582

Our client, an established full-service law firm in Sheffield, has an opportunity for a legal assistant to join its Wills and Probate department on a part time basis. Previous experience working in a private client department at a law firm is required.

Based in our client’s head office in Sheffield, you will join an expanding private client team. The role will involve assisting a solicitor with their caseload and assisting others in the department when required.

Duties and responsibilities will include preparing and drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and managing probate files. Other duties will involve you handling estate administration (sending out letters, applications and schedules of finances). You will also assist with clients’ personal affairs, time recording and do some legal research.

You will be joining a successful and growing team with a reputation for friendly professionalism and stimulating work.

Candidates will need excellent IT, literacy and numeracy together with a knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Paralegal – Commercial Property
Salary: competitive
Ref: 1581

Our client, an established full-service law firm in Sheffield, has an opportunity for a paralegal or assistant to join its Commercial Property department. This is a role that would suit someone with at least around two years commercial property law experience.

Based in our client’s representative office in North Derbyshire, this is a good opportunity for an experienced property law specialist to join an expanding commercial team. The role will involve assisting solicitors and fee earners with a mixed caseload of commercial property work including exposure to agricultural and rural property work.

You will be joining a successful and growing team with a reputation for friendly professionalism and stimulating work.

Duties and responsibilities include assisting and supporting a partner with a caseload, acting on a range of property deals and matters and handling initial enquiries, giving basic advice and attending meetings. You will also get involved in drafting documents and correspondence and conducting legal research.

Candidates will need commercial awareness, client-care skills and a working knowledge of a case-management system.

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Conveyancing Legal Assistant
Salary: £15,500
Derby and Chesterfield
Ref: 1554

Our client, an established, networked law firm with offices in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, has an opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join its conveyancing department in Chesterfield. There is also the option of working in Derby for the right candidate.

The position would be ideal for an enthusiastic and self-motivated professional to join an established and busy department offering excellent opportunities for professional development.

The successful applicants will be team players with good administration, IT and communication skills, since the role will involve significant contact with clients, both face to face and by telephone. Ideally candidates will have good working knowledge of conveyancing, its procedures and processes and the ability to work both independently and under supervision. The role requires applicants with enthusiastic personalities who are both motivated and confident.

Our client uses a conveyancing case management system, so previous experience with these systems and MS Office would be an advantage, though not essential as training would be provided.

Previous Conveyancing experience is essential but further training will be given to the successful applicants.

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Personal Injury Paralegal - RTA claims
Salary: varies DOE
Ref: 1542

Our client, one of the largest and most dynamic firms of solicitors in the UK, has an opportunity for a paralegal to join its Motor RTA department in Sheffield.

As a Motor personal injury claims handler, you will handle cases referred to our client through an insurance provider for recovery of their policyholder’s losses and any injury resulting from road traffic collisions and accidents.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Running your own high volume caseload of claims from inception to settlement
  • Taking new new instructions
  • Evaluating, valuing and evidencing new claims
  • Building rapport and maintaining excellent relations with your client
  • Negotiating settlement and proceedings with defendants representatives
  • Filing court papers and handling the whole litigation process

Previous experience gained working in a similar claimant role would be advantageous though consideration will be given to applications from those with defendant experience.

To succeed in this role you must be confident and motivated with good communication skills and the ability to handle a high volume caseload. You will be working in a busy, professional environment running a number of similar cases at all times and, dependent on your level of experience, should be able to work with minimal supervision.

You will be joining a successful team and should work well with others, fit into a team culture and structure and be able to consistently achieve your individual and group targets.

Our client offers a structured training programme for paralegals and excellent prospects for development in addition to an excellent benefits and rewards package. Apply below for full details.

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Legal Assistant - Personal Injury
Salary: DOE
Sheffield Centre
Ref: 1539

We are assisting a respected law firm to recruit an experienced and dedicated Legal Secretary to join it's well established and supportive Personal Injury team. The department is experiencing a period of sustained growth making it an excellent time to join.

Duties of the position include providing an initial point of contact for new enquires that come into the department, typing of letters and documents, organising diaries, collating of information and research, liaising with experts and other third parties, actively supporting the Lawyers to progress client matters, contribution and support of the business development & marketing agenda in terms of social media and blog writing.

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Insolvency Paralegal
Salary: DOE
Ref: 1501

An opportunity has arisen to work within Insolvency for a leading law firm that offers true chances to develop and progress.

Taking responsibility for managing your own caseloads and clients, the role requires you to provide initial advice to clients and insurers. Drafting letters and documents for court also forms a large part of the position and suitable candidates must have excellent attention to detail and be able to write in a clear and concise manner.

Providing a high standard of client service and having strong communication skills are essential to succeed in this role and candidates need previous legal experience along with a good standard of education.

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Commercial Litigation Paralegal
Salary: DOE
Ref: 1497

Our client, a leading South Yorkshire law firm, has an opportunity for a Commercial Dispute
Paralegal to join its team in Doncaster.

Candidates need a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in dealing with or assisting with commercial litigation cases.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Debt recovery
  • Partnership disputes
  • Directors/shareholders disputes
  • Business Tenancy/Lease disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Any other tasks delegated by the Head of Department and/or Practice Partner
  • Preparing bundles of documents for court hearings
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Reviewing files
  • Dealing with clients and third parties face to face and on the telephone

A good standard of computer literacy, keyboard skills, excellent telephone manner and good customer care skills are required and the salary for the role is dependent on experience.

Though the role is based in Doncaster you may be required to travel to Sheffield on occasion.

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