As a Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor within the firm you are responsible to the Partners. Your duties are as follows:
1. To advise, assist and represent clients or the firm, acting at all times in accordance with the proper professional standards, and observing at all times the Professional Rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority;
2. To have responsibility for such caseload as shall be agreed between you and the Partner(s) responsible for the area(s) of work previously agreed and to act efficiently and effectively in respect of such caseload;
3. To ensure that at all times you have the necessary knowledge of the area or areas of law in which you are engaged so as to attain proper professional standards, and to keep up to date with developments in the area or areas of law;
4. To participate fully in any time recording system, and to observe and apply fully any file management procedures as shall be in operation within the firm;
5. To ensure that the billing of files is carried out efficiently and at the earliest opportunity;
6. To participate in supervision sessions in respect of your caseload as and when reasonably required;
7. To carry out effectively and efficiently such administrative tasks as shall be reasonably requested by the Partners or the Practice Support Manager;
8. To liaise closely and appropriately with, and to be considerate to, the Partners, other fee-earners and all non fee-earners remembering at all times that co-operation between all is fundamental to a successful and enjoyable working environment;
9. To attend and participate in, meetings within the firm as and when reasonably required;
10. To participate effectively and efficiently in the out of hours rota if required to do so in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of your employment;
11. To be committed to the aims and principles of the firm as set out in the Introduction to the Office Manual. You must be committed to the provision of a publicly funded legal service of the highest possible standard.
Practical knowledge of Conveyancing is essential.