Paralegal – Guildford

Location:Guildford
Salary:£22,000 - £25,000
Type:Permanent
Sector:Legal

The prime role of the Paralegal is to provide direct support to his/her fee earner(s) to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency.  This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below.  The jobholder is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Key tasks, duties and quality standards  

  • Prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing.
  • Administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.
  • Arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the office assistant is not available to undertake the task.
  • Undertake on-line form filling requirements including SDLT forms.
  • Preparing and submitting Land Registry forms (AP1, UN1, RX1 etc.)
  • Dealing with registration and all post completion formalities.
  • Provide support to other secretaries as required.
  • Provide guidance to the temporary secretaries when required to do so.
  • Undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.
  • Attend to clients and agents both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care: including updating clients and agents; chasing clients, other side and organisations for information.
  • Prepare correspondence, emails and documents for dispatch.
  • Preparation of completion statements and assist with post exchange and pre-completion formalities.
  • Obtaining information from local authority and other organisations.
  • Administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.

 

  • General
    • Ensure the confidentiality of all the Firm’s and clients’ documentation and information.
    • Operate the Firm’s Case Management System
    • Maintain or improve on the current standards of document presentation
    • Consider improvements to the general administrative efficiency of the   department.
    • Undertake other duties as from time to time required
    • Assisting the Residential Property department with marketing.
    • Undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.

 Person specification:

 Qualifications

 Law Degree

Essential personal qualities and attributes/

Essential skills, knowledge and abilities (Competencies)

  • Legal background preferably with specific experience in Residential Property
  • Advanced IT skills in relevant packages

 Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities (Competencies)

  • Prior knowledge of Evolution or other case management systems
  • Knowledge of law / legal practice

 

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