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Legal Assistant

  • Job reference: LSLA/2205
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: Service Care Legal are recruiting for a Legal Assistant / Paralegal for a local council in the East Sussex area. Due to maternity cover, this is likely to be a contract role until early 2020. Please find below further details about the role:

ROLE: Legal Assistant / Legal Officer / Paralegal
DEPARTMENT: Litigation and Housing
RATE: £14.00 to £16.00 per hour
CONTRACT: Initially until February 2020

Please not this role requires the successful candidate to have access to a car.

The Role
- To assist Lawyers and Senior Lawyers in progressing complex caseloads from inception to completion
- To prepare and draft documentation related to civil litigation, housing litigation and criminal litigation
- Preparing court forms and issue proceedings at the County Court and liaising with court officials to book hearings
- To provide other administrative and legal support across other divisions when required

The Person
- Ideally at least 1 years' worth in a similar role, with it being essential within housing or civil litigation
- Someone who is experienced in progressing files
- A good level of IT skills including word processing
- At least a C at GCSE English

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969 or

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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.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact Lloyd on 01772 208969 with any referrals.