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Legal Assistant

  • Job reference: Zhla28/12
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Support Staff
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Job description: An exciting opportunity for a private client court of protection legal assistant to join a successful Law firm in Birmingham. You will be dealing with private client matters such as wills and probate/Court of protection.

Responsibilities include:
*To assist in the delivery of Private Client/Court of protection services in agreed legal topics and sectors to current and new clients.
*To assist the fee earners and support the sub-team in line with Firm and Departmental objectives;
*Dealing with other adhoc duties when required
*Wide responsive and professional support service to fee earners and clients.
*Ensure excellence in client service;
*Dealing with all private client related tasks, including opening and closing of client files
*Use the skills of delegation and follow up to ensure our work complies with our obligations in relation to both regulation and governance as well as our professional accreditations and the standards by which we have chosen to run our business. Wide responsive and professional support service to fee earners and clients.
*Including private client work you would also be answering calls, preparing file notes, organising the computerised diary, meetings and presentations, sending emails, filing of incoming post, scanning and file management.

Fee-earning tasks will include-

*To produce legal documentation as required
*Drafting of basic deeds, documents and letters
*Drafting financial statement
*To research and prepare appropriate property searches
*To engage in legal research as appropriate
*Basic correspondence and telephone calls on client matters
*Appreciation of legal procedures

Essential Skills:
*A minimum of 1 years' experience as a Legal Assistant
*Should also have experience in private client & Court of protection.
*The candidate should be able to handle a varied workload
*Should have excellent attention to detail and have experience using Microsoft office applications, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a successful law firm who offer a supportive working environment and bonuses.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Zakkiya Hussain:
Telephone: 01772 208969
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The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
*Specialists legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Twice weekly payroll runs
*£250 training allowances
*Ltd and PAYE payment options available

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 Zakkiya on 01772 208969 with any referrals.