Family Paralegal - Permanent / Full-time

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The role

Owen White & Catlin LLP is seeking a Paralegal for our busy family team in Ashford, Middlesex.

Their key responsibilities include:

• Managing all new client documentation and the administration of opening and closing files
• Maintaining an effective and ordered filing system for allocated cases
• Preparing of client invoicing and managing banking slips
• Assisting clients with updates when fee earner is not available
• Ensure compliance with professional standards and the firm’s policies in general
• Preparing bundles
• Conducting legal research
• Drafting legal documents
• Case handling under supervision, providing excellent Client care to ensure Clients’ satisfaction, making best endeavours to convert new leads into new cases
• Preparing court forms and statements under supervision Assisting with legal aid billing
• Drafting of legal documents / correspondence under supervision
• Ensuring compliance with the relevant Procedure Rules and SRA Code of Conduct
• Appropriate use of time recording software in accordance with company procedures and management requests, i.e. recording of new enquiries for the reporting purposes, keeping tasks assigned up to date, etc
• Dealing with incoming enquiries either from other Offices, Courts or from potential new Clients, redirecting enquiries to appropriate person

Candidate specification

As a Paralegal it is essential you can demonstrate the following skills and competencies:

• Experience working as a paralegal/assistant within Family law is desirable
• Ability to establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels
• Competence in Microsoft Office products
• Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Previous legal work experience or academic knowledge
• Good attention to detail
• The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

It is also desirable you can demonstrate:
• Knowledge of Proclaim

How to apply

Application can be made by way of CV and covering letter to Tracey Bedding (

NB: No agencies please.

Please send your application to: