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Legal Assistant Bedford

We have an exciting Legal Assistant opportunity within our Bedford office to assist our Education and Private Client teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Dealing with queries raised by clients, solicitors and other involved parties
  • Making detailed attendance notes of all correspondence
  • Opening/closing files, keeping files updated with correspondence (electronic and hard copy) and ensuring compliance with SRA regulations/firm style
  • Administrative support (including photocopying and scanning etc)
  • Drafting basic letters and preparing/submitting basic legal documents to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal
  • Completing legal forms, registering legal documents and submitting applications to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal
  • Assisting in preparing presentations for seminars for parents with children with Special Educational Needs
  • Maintaining contact lists and calendars for fee earners
  • Monitoring deadlines
  • Preparing bundles for court
  • Occasional reception cover
  • Preparing and submitting bills to the finance team for fee earners

 

Requirements for this role include:

  • Preferably previous work experience as legal assistant/secretary
  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
  • Advanced computer literacy (word, excel, outlook)
  • Working knowledge of case management software
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills

 

Please send a CV and covering letter to lauracarr@hcbgroup.com