Paralegal – Housing Management – Southampton / London / Manchester
An administrative and litigation assistant specialising in Community Care and Health, and Welfare Court of Protection work.
Location: Southampton / London / Manchester
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 455-PVS
Housing Management is a busy litigation team, with lawyers based in Southampton, London and Manchester. We act for a large number of Registered Providers of Social Housing on all aspects of their housing functions including possession actions, antisocial behaviour, leasehold queries and policy and procedure work.
As a paralegal in the team you will support our experienced lawyers gaining experience in a variety of interesting work. You will assist with a range of general administration tasks to keep the team organised, but you will also gain experience and understanding of client work and develop your skills as a lawyer.
Working under supervision and guidance, you will be able to take responsibility for progressing cases like the following:
- Assisting in considering client instructions and drafting initial advice out;
- Assisting in drafting pleadings and witness statements in support of applications brought in the County Court;
- Liaising with the County Court;
- Liaising with and, when required, instructing counsel to attend hearings in the County Court and attending court to support counsel where appropriate.
You will also undertake legal research on behalf of colleagues who advise public and private landlords on non-contentious housing management issues.
You will soon become an integral part of this highly regarded team, playing a key part in delivering an excellent level of service to our clients and building your legal career accordingly. It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.
Previous paralegal experience with LPC qualification is desirable for this role, however we would consider applicants providing that you are a law/GDL graduate or equivalent with a keen interest in law. What is most important is your attitude so you will need to show us that you have initiative, drive and great organisational skills. Training will be provided to enable you to succeed in this role.
You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, being able to adapt your style to communicate effectively with a wide range of professional people.
You will relish helping others and be eager to learn. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide a first class support service to your fee earners, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible, and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
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