Russell-Cooke is a top 100 firm who advise a mix of commercial, not-for-profit, regulatory and personal clients. Many of our teams and people are leaders in their fields in London or nationally and the firm is highly rated by legal directories. The teams are friendly and informal and the work is interesting and varied.
We are seeking a confident, proactive, flexible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and professional full time Paralegal/FIID Executive to provide support to our Forensic Investigation & Intervention Department’s (FIID) team based in Putney.
Background to Department
Intervention into a solicitor's practice is a statutory power given to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The SRA appoints Intervention Agents such as Russell-Cooke to undertake this work on its behalf. The aims of an intervention are to take possession of the intervened firm's practice papers, distribute them (where appropriate) to the clients and return client monies, where possible. The Intervention Agent does not continue the practice of the intervened solicitor.
The discharge of the FIID Executive's obligations following receipt of client instructions in relation to intervened solicitors’ client files and monies.
The position is fee-earning.
Summary of Position
The Paralegal/FIID Executive is allocated specific interventions and is responsible for handling the administration of the intervention in accordance with the SRA's instructions. The role includes attending interventions, administration of client files and papers uplifted during the intervention and the handling of telephone calls and correspondence received in relation to allocated interventions.
The Paralegal/FIID Executive could be given responsibility for the legal and administrative progress of one or more interventions at a time. Opportunities may arise to become involved in projects originating outside of the department. These projects usually involve additional reporting requirements.
Key Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:
Essential Skills and experience:
Desirable skills and experience:
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