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13 days ago
Ashville Knight Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Albans
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Laura Wheeler
Sector: Other
Category: Legal Assistant Jobs
Legal Assistant : Business Services

An award winning, LEXCEL accredited law firm based in Hertfordshire, are seeking a Legal Assistant, to join their Business Services team and provide administrative and fee earning assistance on a varied case load of employment and company/commercial matters.

Duties include:

* Maintaining control of the Solicitor's caseload to ensure that standards of matter conduct, file management, administration, time-recording and accounting are maintained at all times
* Assist Solicitor to bill all matters promptly and accurately
* Dealing with disclosure
* Preparing trial bundles
* Preparing instructions to counsel
* Drafting PLC documents such as employment contracts, policies and settlement agreements
* Preparing completion ‘bibles' on transactional matters
* Drafting Board Minutes
* Preparing completion documents such as stock transfer forms and powers of attorney
* Drafting simple terms and conditions

Desired skills & attributes:

* Legal qualification such as LLB or GDL/CPE is essential
* Previous paralegal experience in a commercial area of law would be preferable
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Computer Literacy in relevant software packages
* Accuracy and attention to detail
* Good time keeping
* Initiative
* Flexible approach to work
* Ability to follow instructions given

This is an exciting opportunity to join a law firm committed to progressing and developing their staff to achieve their full potential.

This role would suit someone who is looking to undertake a training contract or is looking to gain further experience before embarking on further legal studies.

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