Legal Clerk

ACS are currently recruiting for a Legal Clerk to join a law firm in Liverpool City Centre.

Duties will include, but not be limited to,

  • Arranging appointments and attending new, current and former clients and dealing with their queries.
  • Taking new client referrals, including the completion of conflict checks and advising as to documentary evidence required at first interview.
  • Ensuring that disbursements on LAA funded matters are claimed promptly
  • Obtaining instructions and advising on course (s) of action, length and cost of case
  • Drafting and/or dictating correspondence to client, court, solicitors counsel and other third-parties, including Statements, Notices, Applications, and other Legal Forms/Documents for production/preparation by Secretary;
  • Maintaining complete and accurate client/ matter in both electronic and hard copy.
  • Ensuring on a daily basis that all files are complete, tidy and orderly.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in all matters relating to the client and the Practice
  • Referring clients to mediation as appropriate
  • Assessment of client’s financial means and explanation of LAA Funding or Private terms and conditions;
  • Taking instructions and preparing Legal Aid forms
  • Completing and updating the Open Matter List and reviewing the same with the principal fee earner
  • Dealing with incoming correspondence
  • 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 SRA Code of Conduct
  • Drafting and issuing proceedings
  • Amending Certificate of Legal Aid Certificate when limitation scope is reached and updating the matter database.
  • Ensuring that devolved powers are exercised where appropriate and that we are not exceeding limits on devolved powers, referring to Legal Aid Agency where necessary.
  • Opening a new matter when Certificate of Legal Aid Certificate is received subsequent to a Legal Help matter
  • Sending file to the Finance Department for Legal Help to be completed when Legal Aid Certificate is granted or case finishes
  • Making and receiving telephone calls
  • Ensuring that all time recording is entered for each chargeable and non- chargeable activity.
  • Instructing counsel, experts, solicitor advocates or other third-parties, reviewing reports and continued liaison as required;
  • arranging hearings and conferences;
  • Ascertaining position in relation to time already recorded before undertaking any work on a Legally Aided matter so that financial limits are not exceeded.
  • Checking cost limitation and scope of Certificates
  • Obtaining and reviewing evidence and statements
  • To ensure that all work carried out meets or exceeds the requirements of the LAA’s Unified Contract, the Lexcel Standard and the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Analytical skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • IT skills


  • Understanding of legal process
  • Previous legal work experience


  • LLB

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