About the role and team
Anthony Collins are currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our busy Housing Litigation team based within our Manchester office to join a team of 6.

The work is interesting and challenging and plays a vital role in supporting our lawyers to deliver cost effective and timely outcomes for our social housing clients (housing associations, local authorities and charity landlords).

The work will consist of

  • Conducting disrepair files from letter of claim until assessment of liability; instructing experts, providing disclosure and liaising with client, other side and supervising lawyer.
  • Preparing statements of costs to file and serve before hearings  
  • Completing anti-social behaviour and access possession and injunction court papers from precedents
  • Assisting with disclosure and inspection of documents on issued cases
  • Preparation of electronic trial bundles or enclosures for counsel, supported by our secretarial and office services assistant team  
  • Keeping client management reports updated.
  • Some previous experience of working in a Legal Assistant role is desirable although those wishing to start their Legal Assistant career are also welcome to apply. Law degree essential.

 

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About the candidate

Most importantly, we are looking for someone who:

  • Demonstrates an interest in and enthusiasm for litigation
  • Has an interest in working in the Social Housing sector
  • Has strong written English skills
  • Has excellent IT skills
  • Has a solutions based mindset
  • Is well organised in order to cope well with working to multiple deadlines

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to join a law firm with a social purpose to improve lives, communities and society and enjoy a satisfying and rewarding career within our highly regarded, supportive and growing team.

About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 50 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.