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Salary: Competitive

Job Title: Family and Child Law Paralegal Location: Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY Salary: Competitive Salary based on experience Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm Sternberg Reed LLP are one of the largest law firms in Essex & East London, with offices in Barking, Romford, Grays and Canterbury. For the past 40 years, we have offered a wide range of legal services to both individuals and businesses. Our aim is to provide exceptional customer service, tailored to the needs of our clients. Whatever your legal need, we can help. We are Lexcel accredited and recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as being leaders in several fields. A number of the firm's lawyers are also ranked individually as experts in their area of law. About the Role: As a Family and Child Law Paralegal, you will be required to support a Partner in the family and child law department, and there may also be an opportunity for you to have your own case load. If you would like to join our growing Legal 500 ranked firm, and be part of our success, in delivering high quality services to our clients we would like to hear from you. We can offer excellent opportunities for career progression via our Law Society award winning Associate and Partner Development programme or for potential solicitors training contract opportunities are available. We are invested in our employee's future, from paralegal roles through to partnership. Key Responsibilities: On being requested to do so, to assist in the processing of all enquiries and dealing with all aspects of a case from initial instructions to completion in such way as to ensure the smooth and profitable running of the practice Attending clients where appropriate to do so of relevant matters under supervision Attending Court with Counsel and assisting Counsel during Court session as required To deal with new client enquiries and speak to them on the day that they contact us for advise if required To liaise with the supervising Partner about the allocation of new clients to the relevant fee earners To complete a Legal help form or apply for legal aid, whatever is appropriate, if the client is eligible if required after training on legal aid if required To ensure that any Legal help forms completed are checked by the appropriate member of staff as soon as possible after having seen the client Carrying out any request which is authorised by a Partner of the firm and is consistent with his or her general duties Preparation of bundles of Pleadings Instruction of Counsel Time recording promptly all work carried out Archiving old files Assisting other Fee Earners in their cases when requested Processing distributing and answering mail and telephone communications in accordance with requirements of the Office ManualAbout You: Previous family and child law experience and legal aid experience desirable but not essential Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English Ability to prioritise own workload Ability to work as part of a team A confident and professional telephone manner The ability to stay clam under pressure Be discreet and tactful Self motivated and able to use own initiative Confident when using a computer and office equipment Good administration and organisational skillsBenefits: We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, along with a range of other benefits such as: Competitive salary Training Contract Opportunities Staff discounts after a period of qualifying service 24 days a year annual leave plus bank holidays Social opportunities Free eye care vouchersPlease click on the APPLY button to submit your CV and Cover Letter for this role. Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Legal Graduate, Law Graduate, Graduate, Legal Assistant, Litigation Assistant, Law Graduate, Legal Graduate, LPC, Legal Executive, Legal Support Assistant, Child Law, Family Law, may also be considered for this role

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