about 1 month ago
Paralegal or Solicitor (Landlord and Tenant) - Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Salary £25-32k depending on experience and qualifications
The job holder will be responsible for undertaking all step 1, step 2 and step 3 landlord and tenant possession legal work on behalf of our clients and any other legal work required by the company that they are qualified to undertake.
Generally Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm (37.5 hours a week)
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Advising on new files, requesting information if required and drafting notices to end tenancies.
Contacting clients after notice has expired to see whether they require a claim to be drafted.
Drafting possession claims and other required documentation such as witness statements then keeping client updated of progress of claim.
Preparing case for any hearing including communicating with clients and defendants, drafting brief to advocate and case bundle where required.
Keeping track of case directions where required.
Contacting clients after possession order awarded to see whether they require a bailiff application to be drafted. If they do then drafting the application.
Communicating with Team Leader at all stages of case progression so log can be maintained.
Contacting clients at end of matters to discuss progress and upsell other products.
Keeping track of their own matters for billing purposes.
Taking over more complex cases from Paralegals where appropriate.
Making use of legal software system and suggesting improvements.
Work to set company billing targets.
Providing any additional assistance and support as required by the Team Leader or Operations Manager (Legal).
Ensuring that all company security procedures, as detailed in the Personal Information Security Policy, are followed and any areas of concern are notified to the department manager.
Assisting with taking new instructions from Landlords/Agents by telephone or email when required.
Assisting with and covering Consultant Solicitor's cases.
Working on other legal matters as agreed with the Team Leader and Associate Director (Legal).
Skills & Knowledge Required:
A high level of English language skills with a proven ability to communicate clearly, concisely and grammatically, in writing as well as verbally, is essential
A good and proven level of numeracy to at least an A : C GCSE (or equivalent) standard
Must have excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach to ensure that high standards of quality are consistently maintained
Must have the ability to work independently and prioritise and plan own workload ensuring that deadlines are achieved
Must have the ability to apply forward planning and strategy to their workload
Must have the ability to work within a team environment so that effective working relationships are maintained
Must have an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and the ability to learn new systems and processes as required
Must have drive and self determination with the ability to find, recommend and implement solutions to problems
Key Skills; Solicitor, Paralegal, Housing, Tenants, Landlords, Microsoft Office packages.
Additional Resources Ltd is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003
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