Paralegal

Paralegal

Local Authority within Lewes (BN7)

6 Month temporary role - with potential of being ongoing

Full time 37hrs per week

£16.50 PAYE P/H

ASAP start

We are looking for an experienced paralegal who would be able take on a caseload independently, dealing with a variety of civil claims pursued against the Local Authority.

Ideal candidates would have previous experience in public sector and / or working knowledge of civil claims arising under the Highways Act 1980 and the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.

Main Tasks:

  • To support and assist fee earners in the preparation and conduct of a full range of routine and complex case work and to provide support in relation to the provision of legal advice.
  • To carry a caseload with the minimum of supervision.
  • To provide a high quality legal service to client departments to enable them to implement decisions within the law and to protect the County Council against prosecution and challenge.

Duties:

  • Provide legal and administrative support to the lawyers working in the team.
  • To advise client departments of legal and other consequences of proposed courses of action.
  • To undertake casework as required; particular areas of law may be assigned to the post but it is essential that the post holder should be able and willing to carry out a variety of legal work.
  • To be aware of and adhere to the County Council's health and safety policies, procedures and to adhere to the County Council's commitment to equal opportunities.
  • To participate in the development of quality systems for Legal Services and in particular the retention of accreditation under Investors in People and the Law Society's Practice Management Standards (Lexcel).
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post as deemed necessary by the Senior Solicitor.

Additional information

  • A rolling case load of 150 outstanding claims (approx.)
  • Working in a Team of 5 working within a wider team of 15.
  • A hardworking and enthusiastic person who has an ability to interrogate information and form a decision with a legal frame work.
  • Ideal candidates will be IT literate and have the ability to easily navigate new databases and systems.
  • Ideal candidates will be ideally eager to be working in a legal environment and enjoy working in a sociable group.

*Please be advised that only successful candidates will be contacted*

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Job Overview

Date Posted:

Posted 2 weeks ago

Expiration Date:

14/03/2020

Location:

Lewes

Job Type:

Contract

Salary:

£14.50 - £16.50 per hour

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