About the role and team
The Personal Planning and Management team are seeking an enthusiastic Legal Assistant to assist primarily with our Mental Health and Court of Protection Welfare work, supporting existing fee earners within the department. The role would be split between supporting members of the team with their matters, and eventually managing a case load. Alongside fee earning (to include responsibility for legal aid application management and use of the CCMS system), the successful candidate would be involved in non-fee earning tasks such as marketing, e-briefings as well as assisting with legal publication submissions and team precedents.

 

The successful candidate will be committed to providing high quality service, as well as being a strong team player.

 

Key Duties

  • Maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all dealings with clients, colleagues and all people with whom you come into contact
  • Accurately and comprehensively to record all time spent in accordance with the firm’s time recording system
  • Carry out such administrative duties as may be required on files maintained and supervised by fee earners
  • Assist in, and undertake, legal research
  • Maintain and collate relevant resources and publications
  • Deal with routine correspondence and telephone calls
  • Where requested, to be involved in the production of newsletters, marketing materials and other documents for the benefit of clients generally
  • Develop knowledge and understanding by attendance at relevant in house training sessions to support personal and career development. Those undertaking the CILEX qualification must ensure they complete their CPD requirements.
  • To carry out all other reasonable duties, as requested

 

 

About the candidate
You will need to be able to handle competing and urgent deadlines, be organised and able to work to tight timescales. You will be enthusiastic, have a willingness to learn and be involved in myriad of different departmental tasks. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to join a firm that prides itself on being different and is well placed to offer you a satisfying and rewarding role within our well regarded and supportive team.

 

About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
 
What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.
 
 
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.