An opportunity has arisen for a proactive legal assistant who is looking for the next step in their legal career to fulfil a six month contract. The successful candidate will take an proactive approach to supporting the Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, Principal Lawyers and Legal Services Business Partner in managing their cases.Take a flexible approach to working across Legal Services in providing support and support the improvement of the administrative processes for the service through the use of electronic systems (amongst other things) and Legal Services' Case Management System.
The ideal legal assistant candidate will;
·Have demonstrable experience in providing administrative support in a legal environment
·Be IT literate, including using Microsoft Word, Outlook and the competence to pick up a CMS (case management system)
·Possess good communication skills and be comfortable talking to colleagues, businesses and members of the public in a professional manner both on the telephone and in person
·Understand the importance of working tactfully and confidentially in a legal environment where sensitive issues may arise
·Be proficient in undertaking legal research when required
·Enjoy working as part of a team, whilst having ability to manage their own workload through effective prioritisation
·Have 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English), or equivalent. If you have studied for your NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration that would be desirable.
Apply now if you are ready and eager for the next step and let us help you on your journey as a legal assistant; we're waiting to hear from you!