Clarion Solicitors - Paralegal apprentice - costs and litigation funding team

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £11,500 pa
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including maths and English and two A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C(4) or above
  • Hours: Monday - Friday – 9.00am – 5.00pm. One hour lunch. Total hours per week: 35.00
  • Closing date: Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Website: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-443764

Launch your legal career with this exciting opportunity at modern law firm, Clarion Solicitors. Working within their costs and litigation funding team you will be performing a wide range of tasks to help support the smooth running of the department whilst developing key legal administrative skills and experience.

You will be working within a dynamic and fast paced costs team based within a leading law firm in Leeds. You will be dealing with all aspects of costs within the Court of Protection field. The team require a highly motivated individual who will undertake and be responsible for the following:

  • Engage in a review of client files and extract the required information in order to prepare both short form and detailed bills of costs for assessment by the Court

  • Advising clients on their legal positions and costs recovery

  • ‘File Opening’ procedures, which involves completing client inception forms for all new matters that come into the Costs team on a daily basis

  • Assist with administration of client debts and taking the required steps in ensuring that payments are received

  • Reviewing and responding to client emails, providing the required information and monitoring the emails in various mail boxes and ensuring that all tasks have been actioned

  • Verbally communicating with clients in an effective manner

  • Production of spreadsheets to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data

  • Undertake legal research and prepare articles and blogs to be posted on the Clarion costs blog website and social media profiles

  • Be able to competently use Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint software to format and present high-quality documents and presentations

  • Management of an online diary system and use of Microsoft Outlook

  • Attend meetings, seminars and events as and when required to do so

  • Management of online and paper filing systems

  • General administrative tasks as requested e.g. photocopying, filing etc.

  • To actively participate in a development plan which will be agreed with the line manager

  • To achieve personal appraisal targets as agreed with the line manager