CLA Paralegal Northampton
Family Law Group is an established legal practice specialising in all areas of family law including divorce & separation, child arrangements & social services, care proceedings, matrimonial finance & property, mediation, collaborative law, forced marriage and domestic abuse injunctions.
We have an exciting opportunity for driven and talented candidate with a passion for family law and social justice to join our firm as a CLA Paralegal on a full-time basis in our Northampton office within our Civil Legal Advice Contract team.
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.
About the Firm
Our Solicitors are experts in all areas of family law and provide the very best advice to both private and Legally Aided clients. We believe that every client should be treated as if they are our only client, by listening to their concerns, understanding their needs, always being approachable and supporting them through difficult times. We offer our clients a fixed fee wherever possible, to give peace of mind and knowledge in advance of all costs involved.
Family Law Group is a forward thinking, positive and dynamic national law firm with a fantastic committed team and positive culture. The firm is passionate about all areas of family law and providing exceptional quality legal advice.
About the Role
The role will involve providing client support within the legal team and serve on our specialist Telephone Advice Contract. Other key aspects of the role include attending upon clients, drafting documents, and direct casework. The role is offered on a 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday basis initially however there may be a requirement to cover some unsociable and flexible working hours including some Saturday mornings at a later stage.
We are looking for someone who will work diligently and professionally in pursuit of our clients’ instructions. You should be capable of prioritising work in such a way as to ensure that the firm’s caseload is progressed efficiently and so, excellent clerical and administration skills will be required. The role involves other necessary tasks to aid in the progression and management of client cases, including an excellent telephone manner, filing, checking post and preparation of files for archive.
The role is varied within a busy legal practice and so there will be other duties to perform as required by the firm or your supervisor.
As well as gaining invaluable experience within a professional legal firm, you will benefit from the opportunities provided within a busy team working on a varied caseload in all areas of family law matters.
2:1 Law Degree
Completed or undertaking the Legal Practice Course
Excellent communication skills
Passion for family law and social justice
Paralegal experience is preferred
Hours of work: 9am - 5.30pm Monday – Friday
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Benefits: 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, company pension and great company events
To apply for this opportunity, please send in your CV and covering letter demonstrating your passion and determination for a career in family law. Applications can be sent to Marie Stafford, HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org