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Owen White and Catlin LLP
Salary: 18000.00
Company benefits: Pension scheme
Location: Feltham
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Jessica Cooper
Sector: Private Client
Category: Paralegal Jobs

The Company

Owen White & Catlin LLP has been established since 1921 and we have an extensive network of seven offices providing legal services to South West London, Surrey and Middlesex. We believe what makes us stand out from the rest of our peers is our commitment to quality, customer service and ensuring we recruit the best people. We take great pride in our personal service and the accessibility of our lawyers. Our office ours are 9am to 5pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch break (35 hours a week)

 

The Paralegal Role

We have one position for a Paralegal based in our Feltham office working in the Private Client Department

On a daily basis the Paralegal reports into the Fee earner with whom they are working with overall reporting to the Administration Partner in the office

Key responsibilities of Paralegal include:

  • Managing all new client documentation and the administration for the opening of and closing files
  • Maintaining an effective and ordered filing system for allocated cases
  • Assisting clients with updates when fee earner is not available
  • Ensure compliance with professional standards and the firm’s policies in general
  •  Dependent on the area in which the Paralegal is working this will involve assisting with that matter specific documentation including drafting and form competition.
  • Conducting legal research
  • Ensuring compliance with the relevant Procedure Rules and SRA Code of Conduct
  • Appropriate use of time recording software in accordance with company procedures and management requests, i.e. recording of new enquiries for the reporting purposes, keeping tasks assigned up to date, etc

The Ideal Paralegal:

As a Paralegal it is essential you can demonstrate the following skills and competencies:

 

  • Ability to establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels
  • Competence in Microsoft Office products
  • Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous legal work experience or academic knowledge
  • Good attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

It is also desirable you can demonstrate:

·         Knowledge of Proclaim

The Benefits

In return for your commitment we offer you;

  • 20 days holidays each year, plus 8 bank holidays (3-4 extra days over Christmas and New Year period)
  • Pension scheme

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.

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