Legal Assistant - Family Law Department

Job Title: Family Legal Assistant

Location: London (City)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £22,500 per annum

Benefits include: 23 days holiday p.a. plus all public & Bank Holidays; cycle to work scheme. We have regular social activities & genuinely pride ourselves on having a supportive & friendly culture. We also have excellent flexible working practices.

Application closing date: 11th September 2022

We are looking for a Legal Assistant to undertake a variety of administrative and casework tasks at our Head Office in Tower Hill, London. You will work under the supervision of a partner and work with other fee earners in the Family Department. 

The Firm 

ITN Solicitors is a leading law firm with offices in the City (Tower Hill) and East London (Stratford City area). We have departments in Children & Family Law, Crime, Human Rights, Public Law, , Immigration, and Actions Against the Police. ITN has a large own client following.

We conduct complex and high-profile work. Our cases are regularly reported in the media. We are ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading firm.

The Department

Our dedicated team of Family and Children lawyers provide high quality services to clients encompassing all aspects of family law. The department is ranked in the Legal 500 and has been involved in high profile, published cases including in the High Court. We deal with a diverse range of family work, including public and private children law, domestic abuse, child abduction, adoption, forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation, divorce/dissolution of civil partnerships, matrimonial finance, co-habitation and property disputes between unmarried couples, same sex relationships.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and growing team who share a collegiate approach to work and are committed to fighting for justice.

The Applicant Specification

We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are looking for someone who meets the specification below.

Required Qualities

  • Experience as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal or in office administration
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Proven time-management
  • Ability to multitask
  • Have a strong academic background.
  • Have a genuine interest in working in family law
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Shares ITN’s commitment to providing clients a first-class service
  • A positive and active interest in this area of law is essential
  • Hard-working and proactive individuals who can use their initiative

 

Desired Qualities

  • Experience of family law

The Role

The successful applicant will become a valued member of our driven family team and the role will include:

  • To comply with all Professional Codes of Conduct that apply to Solicitors.
  • Provide administrative support to the solicitors in the Family team, including making applications for Legal Aid, making enquiries with clients, the court, opponents, and experts, and preparing court bundles.
  • Use our case work management system to maintain records, produce documents and record time.
  • Arrange meetings and maintain the office calendars.
  • Answer telephone calls for fee earners, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate.
  • Preparing cases and managing files to ensure readiness for all litigation stages and Court hearings.
  • Filing documents at Court.
  • Attending meetings/hearings to take notes.
  • To be of general assistance as required by the firm.

Applications should be made by way of a CV and covering letter to Vanessa Wood via e-mail at vwood@itnsolicitors.com

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should suitable candidates be identified prior to the deadline.

 

 

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