Commercial Property Paralegal

A Commercial Property Paralegal is wanted for an established firm in Liverpool.

To provide dedicated support for caseworker/s to ensure the efficient and complaint processing of legal matters; maximising business opportunities and maintaining a standard of excellence at all times.

Duties will include,

  • Attending on clients, taking instructions and carrying out such tasks as are delegated by supervising caseworker in relation to client matters.
  • Providing clients with advice and assistance on legal matters as appropriate to remit and level of competence and supervision.
  • Providing timely and relevant updates to supervising caseworker.
  • Referring clients to an alternative professional where appropriate
  • Providing representation at Court and Tribunals if/when required.
  • Ascertaining and validating information from clients as required, in particular in relation to financial position and identity.
  • Generating outgoing correspondence and documentation utilising fully the case management system and all standard precedents
  • Ensuring that new client information is sent and recorded in accordance with Professional Conduct Guidelines.
  • Ensuring that an adequate conflict cheque is undertaken and recorded for any new client /matter and alerting supervising caseworker of any potential conflict.
  • Ensuring that all work dictated and accurate is processed by secretarial staff and alerting secretarial co-ordinator to any discrepancies.
  • Drafting and issuing contracts leases and other legal paperwork.
  • Completing records of key information and reviewing files in accordance with time scale set out in the record of any key information.
  • Ensuring that on a daily basis that all files are complete, tidy and orderly, alerting the secretarial co-ordinator to any discrepancies.
  • Managing own work load by maintaining an effective electronic diary.
  • To undertake legal research and report on that research.
  • Recording adequate file notes of activity to accurately reflect and justify the time recorded.
  • Preparing completion statements and ensuring client funds are dealt with in accordance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules
  • Checking accounts enquiry element of the practice management systems before any financial transaction is made.
  • Obtaining billing guides and billing matters and dealing with debt recovery where appropriate.
  • Ensuring that all cheques and client money is banked promptly
  • Attending internal meetings as required.
  • Maximising marketing opportunities for the practice where possible.
  • Undertaking Law Society training as required
  • Maintaining at all time confidentiality in all matters relating to the client and the practice.

Successful candidate must have,

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (required)
  • Excellent organisational skills (required)
  • Fast, accurate keyboard skills or willingness to learn (required)
  • Competence in Windows and MS Word or willingness to learn (required)
  • Understanding of legal process ad relevant (required)
  • Knowledge of the construction of legal case files (required)
  • Basic understanding of legal accounting principles (required)
  • Understanding or appreciation of client care, confidentiality and security issues (required)

For more information on this role, please contact [email protected]