Family Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship at Irwin Mitchell

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Family Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship

Salary: £16,289 (£18,928 for London)

Purpose of Job

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm's clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm's relevant policies.

Business Area

Our Family Law experts are committed to alternative forms of dispute resolution and helping our clients to resolve their disputes without needing to go to court. We have experience in forms of ADR, and we have trained arbitrators, mediators and collaborative lawyers in the team. However we are also skilled litigators where that is the most appropriate course for the individual client.

Responsibilities / Key Result Areas

1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.

2. To keep the client informed as required by the firm's and department's set procedures.

3. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm's and department's set procedures.

4. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.

5. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.

6. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder's position. To report to the post holder's supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm's complaints procedure.

7. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

About Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is unlike any other law firm. Nationally acclaimed, with a strong international capability, we offer a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals.

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