Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to start their career in the legal profession, offering a chance to gain valuable experience and knowledge in a supportive and professional setting.

Ramsdens are an award winning, Legal 500 recommended firm with offices across Yorkshire. We enjoy a reputation for the highest quality of staff, and Firm's record of achievement results from the efforts of excellent staff, both legal and support. Due to ongoing success and expansion we are currently recruiting for a number of full time Paralegal / Legal Assistant across a range of departments and locations.

Private Client, Wills & Probate – Holmfirth or Mirfield
Court of Protection – Halifax
Employment – Huddersfield
Litigation – Huddersfield
Risk & Compliance - Huddersfield
Personal Injury – Leeds
Child Law - York

Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be provided. Ramsdens are committed to the progression of our staff, and this is a fantastic opportunity to start a long term career with the firm so we welcome applications from law graduates who want to develop their career within a busy, friendly, dynamic and highly experienced team.

Tasks will vary depending on the department but will likely include the following;
• Assisting fee earners with case progression and helping them manage their caseloads by dealing with specific delegated tasks
• Preparing Hearing and Trial bundles
• Drafting documents including instructions to counsel
• Dealing with new telephone enquiries.
• Dealing with correspondence and liaising directly with clients and third parties
• Attend to clients, both in person and on the telephone, to provide support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care
• Ensuring compliance with quality control procedures for all matters within your control
• Keeping abreast of changes in legislation and other regulatory aspects by attending training provided
• Legal research

Personal Specifications
• Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
• Strong organisational and administrative skills
• Demonstrates an interest in the area of law applied for
• Ability to show empathy, be confident, patient and understanding
• Good communication skills - both oral and written
• Some legal work experience is desirable

The successful candidate will enjoy a busy hands-on support role. You will be a conscientious, proactive and a thorough team player who takes pride in delivering quality work.
Salary will be competitive and dependent on experience, and the firm offers a benefits package, as well as realistic opportunities for development and progression.

Please submit your CV with a cover letter outlining which areas of work and locations you are interested in applying for. It would also be helpful to know when you are available to commence work.

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