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Legal Assistant

Salary:
£10.21 per hour
Sector:
Local Government
Job Type:
Contract/Interim
Region:
Home Counties
Location:
Lewes
Ref #:
VR/36887CP
Post Date:
18-02-2021 04:29 PM
Recruiter:
Charlotte Coleman
I am currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant to work with a Council in East Sussex on a contract basis.

The post-holder will support and assist fee earners in the preparation and conduct of a full range of routine and complex case work and to provide support in relation to the provision of legal advice. They will provide a high quality legal service to client departments to enable them to implement decisions within the law and to protect the Council against prosecution and challenge.

KEY TASKS

  • Various legal administrative work as required by Senior Legal staff
  • Contribute effectively to the arrangement for providing legal, administrative and clerical support to the solicitors and other staff working within the Legal Services team
  • To ensure that the Senior Solicitor or any other lawyers working within the department (where appropriate) are at all times adequately informed of matters being dealt with by the post-holder and to assist as required with arrangements for monitoring the progress of the work
  • Act upon instructions to carry out the objectives of client departments, utilizing expertise and knowledge to full and lawful effect
  • To advise client departments of legal and other consequences of proposed courses of action, so as to enable them to give or modify instructions effectively
  • To undertake casework across a range of legal services as required

Skills required:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Either a legal qualification or relevant experience

Please note that legal experience is essential – this is not a general administration role.

Please do not hesitate to apply if you have the required skills.


 


 


Charlotte Coleman

(Local Authority Team Manager - CertRP)

01732 455300

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