Legal Support Officer

We are recruiting for a Legal Support Officer for the Litigation department of a law firm in Cheshire.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Legal experience
  • Experience of Team working
  • Good standard of secondary school education
  • Computer literate/ICT Skills
  • Experience working within DPA guidelines

Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative

  • General office duties including opening and delivering post
  • General errands
  • Creation of new cases and data input into office case management system
  • Open and allocate incoming post
  • Link cases on various systems
  • Maintain court dates log
  • Copying, scanning, faxing
  • Opening office files – hard copy and electronic files
  • Closure of legal & office files/scanning and saving to hard drive
  • Prepares a variety of legal documents under guidance of the supervisor and firm solicitors
  • Organise and archive files and supporting documents
  • Administration duties as requested by Supervisor.
  • Maintain communication with the Creditors and clients.
  • Handle incoming calls and ensure all databases are updated.
  • Verifies information provided as appropriate
  • Update Proclaim records according to daily information
  • Complete litigation paperwork when required/requested by management

Client Care

Various including:

  • Filing
  • Entering dates in Critical Date Diary
  • Preparing routine documentation
  • Supporting fee-earners with specific delegated tasks
  • To follow Treating Customers Fairly policy on each transaction, ensuring the best customer outcome is achieved.
  • Tidying files
  • Preparing bundles
  • Observe complete confidentiality on every occasion to protect client and employee information in line with DPA training.
  • To comply with and be up to date with all aspects of compliance, Data Protection, Anti Money Laundering and financial crime awareness.

Knowledge and Skills/Requirements

  • A knowledge of the legal Industry
  • Good interpersonal skills with presentation that represents the company image.
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to follow all company policies and core values including Treating Customers Fairly policy.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Be able to work on own initiative taking a practical proactive approach
  • Be able to work under pressure and to strict time scales

For more information on this role please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk

Acs Recruitment is an independent recruitment agency based in Liverpool that offers a professional service to its clients and candidates nationally. Established in 1983 ACS were Liverpool’s First independent Recruitment agency and has long been a trusted and well respected agency throughout the North West.

Acs’s main focus is the legal profession and we are experts in this field. Currently we hold a strong presence within the legal sector covering Merseyside, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham down to London. We are well known for our high standards and providing quality service to clients and candidates.

We put our success and longevity down to the whole team putting quality and service above all else. Our friendly consultants offer an exceptional legal recruitment service which has resulted in trust, recognition and an excellent reputation.

Our primary goal is to continue to build healthy long standing relationships with candidates and clients. Many of our first client relationships are still in place from our inception, we think is a testament to our success.

Nothing gives us greater pleasure in watching our candidate’s careers flourish and our clients thrive as a result of our hard work.

Acs’s primary goal is to continue building strong and healthy relationships with legal firms and maintain our strong presence nationally.