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Paralegal

  • Location

    Colchester, Essex

  • Sector:

    HR & Executive Support

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £19000 - £20000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tina Byrne

  • Contact email:

    Tina@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH16972_1616567380

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Paralegal

Colchester

£19,000 - £20,000

An exciting opportunity has developed for a Paralegal to join this City Law Firm working from their Colchester offices. Preferably you will have conveyancing or property experience to support this busy team. This is an ideal job for those looking to improve their property legal skills

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Solicitor supervising you in the securitisation team with specific tasks allocated on his/her files to include: identifying Titles, obtaining Official Copy Entries and Office Copy Documents from the Land Registry Link, carrying out Searches, obtaining items from Local Authorities, chasing for outstanding items, carrying out pre-completion Land Registry Searches and dealing with post-completion matters;
  • Providing the Solicitor supervising you with progress reports as and when required;
  • Assisting with the organising and maintaining of the Solicitor's tidy and accurate files electronically;
  • Providing cover and support to the other paralegals within the team as and when required and assisting on securitisation matters;
  • Meeting monthly billing targets and any other targets that may be set from time to time;
  • Following department procedures, the Solicitor's accounts rules and the Firm's policies and procedures as detailed in the Office Manual;
  • Undertaking such duties and tasks that are appropriate for the role of Paralegal such as changes in information systems and new technology as may reasonably be required;
  • If you have capacity, you may be required to help other departments, or team members, though this tends to be very rare.

Person Specification

  • At least 2.1 degree or equivalent in Law (or appropriate conversion);
  • Ambitious and willing to learn;
  • Diligent and able to take responsibility for their own caseload;
  • Experience of conducting effective legal research;
  • Competent in all MS applications, to include Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Good communication skills at all levels;
  • Must be client focused and have an approachable manner;
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and be able to prioritise a heavy workload;
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, tenacious and approachable;

Desirable

  • Successful completion of the LPC or studying the LPC part time;
  • Studying CILEx;
  • Knowledge of DMS (Document Management System);
  • Previous property or conveyancing experience.

Currently this role is working from home unless it's necessary or your preference to attend the office e.g. for training sessions or insufficient resources at home. However once restrictions are lifted you will need to be able to attend the Colchester office (with possibly some flexible working)

Salary up to £20,000 depending on experience

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