LEGAL ASSISTANT

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Salary: Competitive

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop a career in Local Government? We have an opening for a Legal Assistant to join our client, a West Midlands based Local Authority. Job Title: Legal Assistant Duration: Temporary for six months (could go on longer) Company: Warwickshire County Council Hours: Monday to Friday - 37 hours a week, between the hours of 09:00 - 17:30 (17:00 finish on a Friday) Location: Warwick based/Hybrid (Free parking) Salary: £13.70ph-£26,358pa Start Date: ASAP What does the job entail? On behalf of Warwickshire County Council, Pertemps Recruitment have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join their Children and Families Court team. This is a high-profile post and would be an ideal opportunity for someone who has worked as a Legal Assistant within Child Protection, that is looking to further develop their experience within Local Authority. Working for 2 Solicitors who hold a mixture of Child Protection cases. You will be responsible for gathering evidence, preparing bundles, complying with directions of the Court and ensuring that the case management system is kept up to date. You will achieve this by: Providing clerical and administrative support to the team. Undertaking fee earning activities to support the team. Undertaking legal work such as: file opening, letter preperation, preparing statements, preparing bundles, etc. Processing routine - moderatly complex legal matters (such as debt recovery, debt litigation, property transactions, etc). Providing advice to clients (internal and external). What are we looking for in the ideal candidate? Experience as a Legal Assistant within Childcare in the Private or Public sector An understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules Experience of a range of office systems including MS Office and SharePoint To be able to work under pressure including meeting deadlines About us and our client As a flexible employee of Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd, you will be joining a Company that holds the distinction of being one of the largest and most successful independent recruitment agencies in the country. Our pioneering spirit and ability to tap into the uniqueness of everyone's talents has enabled us to open doors for our employees, our clients, and our applicants too. Our philosophies and rewards are built very much on mutual trust and respect within the style of a partnership in which we hope you will feel both fulfilled and valued as a person. Warwickshire County Council are a leading Authority with offices across the County. They strive to work to their values and you can expect to be part of teams that are: High performing Collaborative Customer focused Accountable Trustworthy

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