Paralegal - Derby/Chesterfield

Innovative, determined, and dynamic – have you got what it takes to be a successful family lawyer. Determination - Do you have a passion for social justice? Commitment and Drive - Do you want to start your legal career with a leading law firm which supports growth and progression?

Family Law Group is a leading firm of family law Solicitors specialising in all areas of family law including divorce & separation, child arrangements, care proceedings, matrimonial finance & property, cohabitation disputes, mediation, collaborative law, forced marriage and domestic abuse injunctions.

The firm is looking for a paralegal to join their growing team at our Derby office. This role will involve providing client and solicitor support, attending on clients, drafting legal documents and completing direct casework. It is essential that the right person has a keen interest in family law and a drive to succeed and progress.

We are looking for an excellent candidate 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, communication 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.

In return you will be joining an exceptional team and a firm that has clear values and principles in place to enable its lawyers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients. 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 of family matters.

We offer all our lawyers the opportunity to develop and progress within the firm and provide these opportunities through training, support and bespoke legal events and opportunities for training contracts or SQE apprenticeships. You will be joining a team that is headed up by some of the leading lawyers in this specialist area of law.

Key Requirements

  • Keen interest in family law
  • 2:1 law degree
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Passion for family law and social justice
  • Hours of work: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Creative thinker and not afraid of a challenge

What we Offer

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Great company events
  • Employee loyalty schemes
  • Membership of the firm’s Employee Ownership Trust

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