Legal Assistant

Service Area:
Credit Hire
Location:
Cardiff
Salary Details:
Competitve
About The Role

The Role:

The basic purpose of the role is to provide day to day assistance to the fee earners in the handling of their cases. You will have a list of tasks allocated by the fee earners and will have the autonomy to manage your own task list. The successful candidate must therefore be organized with strong IT skills. A legal background/qualifications are not required for the role however a passion and interest in working within a legal environment is essential. Full training will be provided with a mixture of online and face to face to get you familiar with our case management system and legal practices.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the setup of new files following receipt of instructions File Management
  • Direct communication with clients and third parties
  • Liaising with lay and expert witnesses
  • Liaising with courts and Counsel
  • Preparing court bundles and instructions to counsel
  • Filing and serving court documents
  • Logging court orders and diarising important dates
  • Obtaining basic hire rate reports
  • Billing disbursements (counsel fees/hire report fees/Intel fees/court fees etc.)
  • Ensuring calls and correspondences are accurately noted and time recorded
  • Inputting management information
  • Photocopying and general office duties
  • Filing and general admin duties
  • Legal research

Progression:

Horwich Farrelly has a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees, there are many opportunities for progression and for the successful candidate to have a rewarding and successful career with us.  Many of our Legal Assistants have gone up to progress to handling their own caseload of files should this be something that you aspire to.

The current team is filled with ambitious professionals working in an engaging and friendly environment. Not only do we promote strong relationships and results for our clients we also promote strong working relationships within the team who all recently went on a team building exercise at GoApe. We also take our charity work very seriously and often hold fundraisers and events for our nominated charity of the year.

Skills & Experience:

  • Administration experience- previous legal administration experience is desirable however candidates with experience gained outside of a legal environment will also be considered. .
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment would be desirable.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and great organisational skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a desire to achieve and develop.
  • A keen interest in developing a career within a Law firm.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to build rapport with clients and third parties.
  • Personable and positive outlook.

Other responsibilities:

  • To assist with the efficient running of the office generally.
  • In addition the employee is required to perform other responsibilities assigned by the Partnership as requested

It is agreed that the above is a brief and concise description of the above job