Vacancy

Legal Assistant – Commercial Property – Kendal

Full Time – Kendal

Are you a Legal Assistant looking for your next challenge?

Working closely with the lawyers advising clients in respect of their often complex casework, you will be required to assist in the day to day progression of files, office administration and management of lawyers diaries’, calls and internal administration.  Your role will require an ability to speak with clients and other professionals, a high level of organisation and initiative and ability to work on multiple matters.

You will benefit from:-

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life Assurance of x2 annual salary (facility to increase at employees own cost)
  • Pension scheme
  • Voluntary Cash Plan Scheme – to assist with dental & optical bills
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Continued development and learning opportunities including sponsorship and study leave options
  • Discounted legal services, client Introduction scheme
  • Regular appraisals & bi-annual companywide social functions

Your role will include: –

  • Liaising with clients, 3rd parties and referrers as well as internal teams in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Handling first line client queries
  • Undertaking due diligence and research together with preparing complex reports
  • Attending upon clients for administrative matters
  • Attending meetings for note taking
  • Routine case work such as arranging conferences, expert meetings, dealing with 3rd party payments
  • Diary management and arranging internal management meetings
  • Preparation of complex documentation, client care letters, terms and conditions and ensuring all templates/precedents are up to date
  • Proactively supporting lawyers in file reviews and liaising with Risk and Compliance on Audit
  • Preparing bills and supporting lawyers in proactively managing WIP and aged debt
  • Assisting with risk and compliance elements associated with case work
  • Ensuring internal procedures are applied and followed relating to each file
  • Assuming key role within the department to enhance client service, efficiencies and ensuring the smooth running of the overall team
  • Updating external websites and portals on matters, as and when required

You will have:-

  • Excellent organisational skills and a committed attitude
  • Am ability to communicate clearly and accurately to different 3rd parties
  • Use of initiative
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Effective time management skills
  • Proven experience of operating at this level previously
  • Proven experience of working with a case management system
  • Good working knowledge of relevant area of law
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Proven experience in relevant area of law (desirable)
  • 12 months experience in a legal assistant or comparable role (desirable)

To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to human.resources@napthens.co.uk or send via post to HR Department, Napthens, 7 Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 3JD.  If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact our HR Department on 01772 888444 or Human.Resources@napthens.co.uk who would be happy to assist.

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