Paralegal

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 14 - £ 17 / Hourly
  • Category
    Legal - Public Sector Legal
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Legal
  • External Reference
    LBEP/L












PURPOSE OF ROLE:


� To issue possession proceedings in respect of premises provided as temporary accommodation and premises occupied by unauthorised occupiers following termination of a secure tenancy.



� To have conduct of defended and undefended matters and to represent the Council unsupervised before the Court, including on applications to suspend warrants or set aside orders.



To provide legal advice, assistance and guidance to Officers in Landlord Services and Housing Demand (i.e. Income Services/Tenancy Management/Temporary Accommodation) on matters relating to the possession proceedings detailed above.





KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:




  • Preparation and conduct of cases from instruction to completion including drafting the claim form, particulars of claim and other relevant documents




  • Drafting all pleadings and other court documents necessary during the course of proceedings e.g. requests for and replies to requests for further information, lists of documents and disclosure. Once a judgement in proceedings is obtained, considering the facts and advising on the most appropriate method of enforcement




  • Conducting legal research




  • Producing management information reports using specialist reporting software where appropriate




  • Organising, analysing and interpreting statistical data using appropriate reporting tools




  • Manage casework to comply with time limits and meet deadlines to ensure that all matters are processed effectively and efficiently




  • Appearing unsupervised in the County Court before District Judges including on some routine contested cases and dealing with any points arising




  • Considering the evidence supplied by instructing officers and evaluate whether the evidence justifies the Council taking legal action. Checking the content of witness statements and obtaining further evidence as necessary to ensure a good case is presented. Ensuring that advocates and witnesses are fully appraised of the facts.




  • Communicating and negotiating with solicitors, Defendants, members of the public and others in writing, by telephone and in person




  • Input to and support for the development and implementation of new procedures within the team




  • Other duties and responsibilities of a similar professional nature, and at a similar responsibility level to those described above which may be allocated















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Please apply with your CV to: Callum Graham