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Legal Assistant - Family Law - Westhoughton

HCB Solicitors are recruiting for a legal assistant to join the Family Law team based at our office in Westhoughton
To be successful you will have a strong secretarial and administration background and substantive experience in a Family Law department. You must be well organised and be able to work independently to ensure that tasks are completed on time and to a high standard. Confidence in dealing with clients in a professional manner, both on the telephone and in person, is essential.
Key tasks include:

  • Maintain Fee Earner’s diary arranging meetings and appointments.
  • Deal with routine client correspondence and queries
  • Opening and closing of files
  • Attend to clients both in person and on the telephone in a manner in keeping with the firm’s standard of client care.
  • Create and maintain client records on the firm’s database ensuring that all correspondence and file notes are recorded on the system, in accordance with HCB and Lexcel’s requirements.
  • Produce accurate client correspondence from digital dictation and ensure enclosures for mailing including client bills.
  • To draft, transcribe, word-process, type, and prepare documents as required including forms, standard documents, briefs and prepare same for issue as necessary.
  • Assist in the preparation of Court Bundles, both physical and electronic format.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the client and firm’s information and documentation at all times.
  • Maintain client hard copy files including copying, storage and retrieval of information.
  • Request payments and record receipts of client monies.
  • Liaise with professionals ie Courts, other lawyers, barristers, experts on a day to day basis

Personal Specification

  • The ideal candidate will bring with them/be:
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Great communication skills and an ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work under time constraints and prioritise work load
  • Able to handle sensitive matters discreetly
  • Good organisation skills with a methodical approach
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Deliver excellent service to clients and colleagues


  • Location: Westhoughton Office
  • Hours:  Mon – Fri - 09.00 – 17.15
  • Holiday: 25 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Salary: Dependent on experience

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV and a covering note to amylitherland@hcbgroup.com