Paralegal (Family Law)

  • Location
    Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary
    £ 20000 - £ 22000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Legal - Legal

Family Paralegal - Sunderland

Adecco are working with a client who empower their employees to take charge of their professional development. In return, you will be rewarded for your contribution both in the short and long term.


20 - 23k


  • Managing own caseload

  • Undertaking day to day client meetings, taking detailed instructions

  • Giving basic, clear advice on all aspect of family law

  • Opening and maintaining accurate and neat files in accordance with office procedures

  • Using case management system to open and close files

  • Confirming instructions and advice to clients in writing

  • Conducting negotiations with other parties

  • Drafting court applications (including divorce petitions, statements, child arrangements, non-molestation, injunctions etc.)

  • Ensuring that all time spent is recorded

  • Ensuring that all case-loads are progressed, closed and billed as appropriate

  • Referring matters to other practitioners within the firm as appropriate

  • Undertaking training and development

  • Adhering to monthly targets

  • Undertaking such other tasks as required by the Directors

  • Assisting other fee earners with complex cases and billing


  • To maintain client confidentiality and trustworthiness at all times

  • To show sympathy and empathy to clients whilst giving advice, especially where such advice may not be what the client wishes to hear

  • Recognising your own limitations and be aware of when necessary for you to seek help or further advice

  • To work under pressure as part of a team whilst taking responsibility for your own work

  • To be sensitive to cultural issues in a diverse community

  • To be reliable, punctual and hard working

  • To show willing to give and receive help to and from other colleagues as necessary

Person specification:

  • You will be smart and well-presented

  • You will have good social skills with a clear communication style both orally (in person and on the telephone) and in writing

  • You will have the ability to analyse a set of facts and pick out the pertinent information upon which to base advice

  • You will have a legal qualification that includes some study of family law (e.g Law degree, LPC, BPTC, Paralegal qualification)

  • You will ideally have some experience in dealing with members of the public face to face

  • You will be IT literate and after training, be able to operate a case management system

  • You will be able to word process letters and file notes succinctly

Referral scheme:

Adecco offer referrals for anyone that successfully secures a permanent position.

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