Legal Apprentice 2020

Service Area:
United Kingdom
Salary Details:
About The Role

Horwich Farrelly is a successful niche practice operating predominantly in the Insurance defendant litigation field. Horwich Farrelly has been undertaking a range of work for clients for a number of years in areas such as fraud, recoveries, credit hire and motor & casualty. The firm now has a great reputation due to their specialist industry experience.

Above all we are looking for committed, enthusiastic individuals with the desire to learn and lots of common sense. It is important you are organisedand compliant, but alsowilling to use your own initiative

Horwich Farrelly believes in the value of its people and has a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees. The Level 3 Apprenticeship is a great place to start building your legal experience and will provide you with a strong grounding to progress your career within Horwich Farrelly.

Horwich Farrelly’s Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship is delivered by BPP University who have been established for over 40 years. The two year course will prepare you for life as a fee earner and provide a direct pipeline to our Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

To undertake administrative duties to support the efficient running of the team.

To assist Fee Earners with files in a department by producing standard documentation, updating the Firm’s database accordingly and directly communicating with third parties in a professional and effective manner.

To deal with a caseload of files and to assist other fee earners as and when required.  Ensure that clients are confident that their legal affairs are dealt with in a business-like and competent manner and to ensure the efficient operation of the firm.

Main Responsibilities:

As an Apprentice your duties and responsibilities will increase and progress over time as you become more competent in your role. These include:

           Administrative Responsibilities:

  • To undertake all administration duties as requested and be prepared to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.
  •  Management and coordination of files and correspondence/documents.
  • To make and receive telephone calls so as to provide updates of information to relevant parties as required.
  • To prepare and process correspondence and documents through word processing.
  • To administer daily post and assist with daily filing of documentation on files.
  • To ensure that an effective filing system is maintained.
  • To assist with the dispatch of outgoing correspondence and enclosures.
  • Conducting legal research.

Progressing to providing support to fee earners as and when required including:

  • Assisting the fee earners with chasers and post
  • Updating information on our case management systems as requested
  • To undertake direct communication with third parties / clients on the telephone in a professional and effective manner
  • Providing first line support for client queries
  • Producing standard documentation
  • Any other duties which will assist the Fee Earners.

    Progression to assisting on all types of files.

  • To include issuing proceedings to recover insurer clients outlay, dealing with pre-litigation claims and MoJ work.
  • Drafting Legal documents
  • To assist with the dispatch of outgoing correspondence and enclosures.
  • To ensure the confidentiality and security of the firm’s and client documentation and information
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so.

    Progressing to file management:

  • Ensuring that all cases are dealt with in compliance with SRA and Law Society Practice Management Standards
  • To practice good file management
  • Ensure all important dates are diarised
  • Keep up to date with all correspondence relating to files
  • Comply with Horwich Farrelly’s practices and procedure
Personal Specification
 To be eligible to apply for a Level 3 Apprenticeship you will need 3 x A-levels at A*-C or equivalent. 
We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate: 
  • A keen interest in a career in the legal field as a Solicitor. 
  • Initiative 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Strong communication skills