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Paralegal - Family - Steenberg Reed

Paralegal - Family - Steenberg Reed

companySteenberg Reed
locationBarking, UK
remoteOffice/home hybrid
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Partial QWE - SQE route
Full time
< 1 years of experience
£1-£29,999
Role CommencementAs soon as possible
SRA QWE competencesApplying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Application deadline: ongoing until vacancies filled

Family and child law paralegals sought to join our vibrant and expanding team based in Barking. If you are enthusiastic and ambitious with a passion for family law, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your skills and pursue a career in family law. Previous family and child law experience and legal aid experience essential. A great salary, and other staff benefits including training contract opportunities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all vacancies are filled.

Vacancy also advertised on https://younglegalaidlawyers.org/jobs

Sternberg Reed is a well established and reputable law firm with offices in Barking, Grays, Romford and Canterbury.  Our dedicated team of legal professionals is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal services to our clients.  We are currently seeking motivated and detail-oriented Paralegals to join our Family team.

As a Family Paralegal at Sternberg Reed you will play a crucial role in supporting our fee earners in all aspects of family law cases.  Responsibilities include responding to new client calls, conducting legal research, drafting correspondence / documents and communicating directly with clients and other professionals. This position requires a high level of professionalism, discretion, and the ability to handle sensitive information.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist fee earners in preparing for hearings, trials and client meetings.
  • Preparing court bundles and accompanying documentation.
  • Conduct legal research and gather relevant case information.
  • Liaise with the Legal Aid Agency, courts, experts, counsel, attending client appointments, taking notes, assisting in arranging conferences.
  • Draft legal documents, including pleadings, motions, affidavits and agreements.
  • Maintain and organise case files and client records.
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed to support the department.

Qualifications:

  • 2.1 or above law degree or equivalent level of education.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 months experience, in family law.
  • Strong understanding of family law procedure and terminology.
  • Proficiency in legal research tools and case management software.
  • Experience with a Law Case Management system, P4W would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working in a busy legal environment with legal aid and CCMS.

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • High level of attention to details and organisational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Opportunities for Training Contracts.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • 24 days annual leave with extra for long service.
  • Hybrid working.

How to apply:

With CV and covering letter to julie.young@sternberg-reed.co.uk

Practice area

  • Family law

Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent

Years of experience

  • < 1 years of experience

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999