Plexus Law - Paralegal apprentice

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £12,500 pa
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English or equivalent. 3 C’s or above at A-Levels or equivalent are essential
  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with 1 hour for lunch. Total hours per week: 35.00
  • Closing date: Friday 26 July 2019
  • Website: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-430410

The role offers an opportunity to gain a complete overview of how a leading law firm works by assisting the legal teams with administrative support and office duties combined with gaining a nationally recognised qualification, CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

Key requirements of a paralegal apprentice are:

  • To ensure that all work is progressed pro-actively and efficiently
  • To exercise high standards of client care always
  • To ensure compliance with the firm’s procedures relating to best practice, office administration and health & safety
  • To provide efficient and reliable support to the team in which you are placed

Primary tasks may include:

Client administration:

  • Logging daily post and emails onto the vectus case management system
  • Chasing documents or obtaining information for file handling
  • Dealing with CRU (Compensation Recovery Unit) related matters
  • Printing of new files and front sheets
  • Printing new instructions for files
  • Preparing acknowledgements of service
  • Photocopying, faxing, dealing with unreferenced post and sending post out
  • Research tasks where required
  • Contacting court and/or claimant solicitors as appropriate

Pre-inception/inception:

  • Take delivery of all incoming court proceedings
  • Prepare file inception front sheets
  • Carry out conflict checks on all files prior to inception
  • Allocate file to correct handler
  • Set up new matter numbers on the arista time recording system
  • Organise documents on file into appropriate clips
  • Create initial letters and documents to court, claimant solicitors, CRU, and the insured as appropriate

Finance:

  • Sorting post and emptying trays
  • Allocating unidentified monies into bank
  • Dealing with bulk receipts list
  • Producing receipts for automated postings
  • Producing bills
  • Producing cheques
  • Printing copy bills
  • Processing of expenses
  • Disbursement checking and posting and dealing with disbursement queries
  • Daily banking
  • Closing files

Administration:

  • Transfer daily post to files
  • Reprographics
  • Close and archive files in compliance with file closure guidelines
  • Ensure all filing is accurate, up to date and accessible to fee earning staff
  • Collation of files for audit and logging out files on vectus and ensuring return