£18K - £33K dependent on length and quality of experience
Full time office hours
Monday - Friday: 08.30 - 17.00
Place of work
21 Silwood Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0PY
Candidates must live within a 25 mile radius of SL5
Start Date
Immediate Start
Closing date
31st January 2023

About Parachute Law

Parachute Law is a small independent solicitor firm offering a wide variety of legal services. The founder believes in delivering straight forward legal advice at an affordable price adopting cutting edge technology to make the law accessible to all. Her team are there to go the extra mile, just like the founder has done for every client she has ever worked for.

Job Role: Family, Property and Employment Litigation Legal Assistant or Paralegal (FT)

We are looking to hire an experienced Family Law, Property and Employment Litigation Legal Assistant or Paralegal to join our team.

You will be working alongside the Solicitors and qualified members of Parachute Law providing legal support. The role is varied and exciting so will add value to your CV, there is plenty of scope for personal development.

Our company believes in empowering every individual, this will be a great opportunity for anyone looking to further their career and reach their career goals.

Your Responsibilities: Litigation Legal Assistant

Your typical responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:

  • Draft and proofread correspondence and legal documents, such as letters and contracts ready to prepare and send out
  • Case preparation, bundling, research, arranging/attending conferences and client meetings
  • Taking initial information from clients.
  • Ensuring all incoming correspondence relating to cases is acted upon and letters are sent out in a timely manner
  • Inbox management. Filtering out junk and high priority case related emails and bringing to the attention of the relevant Solicitor to action
  • Manage, organise, and maintain documents in electronic filing systems
  • Assist the teams with sales, marketing and networking of the services
  • Assisting generally in the office with filing, photocopying, shredding, sending emails and daily post
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction and seeing to all client needs via telephone and email

To be successful in this role, you should be well-organised, have great time management skills and be able to act without guidance. You should be comfortable with learning IT skills and using various software programmes.

Skills required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a professional demeanour
  • Essential to have Litigation document drafting and trial bundling experience
  • Knowledge of drafting and serving litigation documents
  • Ability to adhere to and manage deadlines
  • Advanced level in all Microsoft Office packages / IT
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively
  • Document creation and formatting to a very high standard using the correct company layout and branding
  • Familiarity with court forms and applications
  • Follow financial guidelines with regards to Solicitors Accounts Rules and cash flow control on case files
  • Adhering to litigation deadlines

Qualifications for Litigation Legal Secretary

  • A minimum of 1 year’s experience as a Legal Secretary, or worked in Litigation as a Legal Assistant, Paralegal or another similar role.
  • The candidate will ideally have experience of employment litigation (including Employment Tribunal and County Court proceedings) and employment Settlement Agreements
  • Preferably, experience in: Cohabitee Disputes, TOLATA, Home-ownership Disputes, Property Disputes and Employment Law.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK.
  • Candidates must live within a 25 mile radius of our office in Sunningdale, Ascot.

To Apply for this Role

Please complete the form below, you will be prompted to attach your CV and provide a link to a 2 minute video or voice-recording, explaining why you are the best candidate for this position.

Why choose Parachute Law?
Parachute Law has been trading since 2016 and is owned and run by the founding solicitor Claudine Boast.

Claudine's passion to improve her law firm and change to the market conditions has meant Parachute Law has been able to adapt and grow every year since we opened the doors.

With hundreds of reviews and an Excellent rating on Trustpilot, Claudine's approach to accessible law shows that what she is doing is what her clients are looking for.

We will continue to grow and develop new inivitive ways to deliver the law to all of our clients in cutting edge ways using up to date technology which in turn will make the law more accessible for more people.