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Legal Assistant Childcare

  • Job reference: EC3004CHILDNEAST
  • Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: LEGAL ASSISTANT

Location: Tyne and Wear
Job Type: Temporary full time
Area of expertise: Childcare
Salary: £10LTD+ per hour

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a Legal Assistant for a local authority in Tyne and Wear on an initial 3 month contract. You will be working as a Legal Assistant in the Childcare department assisting with a caseload. The ideal candidate will be competent in dealing with clients on the telephone and have experience in a public authority and with legal document drafting. You will be competent in using Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities:
*Draft legal documents such as court applications, police disclosures, court orders etc.
*Complete electronic court bundling
*Client contact inbound and outbound and face to face
*Communication with internal and external professionals
*Ensure effective diary management
*Attendance at Court to provide support and assistance with complex cases
*Organise and archive files and supporting documents
*Review and collate client information
*Use Microsoft Office to fulfil your administrative duties
*Undertake any other work as directed by the Senior Lawyer
Requirements:
*LLB or LPC or commensurate experience essential
*A keen interest in child care law and safeguarding essential
*Experience of the CCMS and Legal Aid protocols desirable
*Experience in a public authority desirable
*Strong organisational, administrative and IT skills
*Proactive and able to prioritise tasks to deadlines working with own initiative
*Team player with a professional approach to all levels of staff
*Excellent communication skills and client-focused approach

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email emma.clapham@servicecare.org.uk

The benefits of working through Service Care Legal:
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Specialist legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Nationwide provider of legal staff to Private Sector and Public Sector organisations

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

For all our latest vacancies and to register for job alerts please visit www.servicecare.org.uk/legal