Legal Assistant, Employment

Legal Assistant, Employment

Due to continued growth, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time legal assistant to join the employment team of our well-established law firm based in Leeds City Centre. Previous experience of working in a law firm would be a distinct advantage, as would working on a help desk/advice line.

We are particularly interested in applications from confident self-starters who are not afraid to hit the ground running. If you have completed and passed the Legal Practice course this would also be a distinct advantage.

The duties will include but are not limited to:
• taking initial instructions from clients
• attending conferences with Counsel/Court/Tribunal/Inquest &
representing the firm & client as required;
• opening new matter files
• managing files
• drafting correspondence and legal documents
• reading legal documents/correspondence and drafting/sending out
correspondence on behalf of fee earners
• dealing with telephone enquiries
• assisting on the help desk, as and when required
• filing, printing, photocopying and any other ad hoc jobs to assist fee
earners

QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate will ideally:
• hold a law degree
• have undertaken and passed the Legal Practice Course

SKILLS
Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate:
• excellent communication skills
• exceptional attention to detail
• excellent telephone manner
• a flexible approach to work, with the ability to multitask

BENEFITS
Alongside a competitive salary, other benefits include:
• 31 days holiday including bank holidays:
• your birthday off each year
• additional 2 days holiday after six years’ service
• a further 3 days holiday after ten years’ service.
• the option of buying additional days each year.
• employee assistance scheme
• life assurance
• annual travel card loan
• regular funded staff events

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