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Legal Secretary/Paralegal – Care & Adoption Department - Waterlooville

The Firm

Biscoes is a well-established and growing law firm situated on the South Coast and Isle of Wight. We pride ourselves in providing a professional approach in a friendly environment.

The role

We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary/Paralegal to join our Care & Adoption Department to be based at our Waterlooville office. Working in the Care Hub you will support fee-earners in all day to day activities to include typing of correspondence, preparing bundles, liaising with clients and third parties, scanning important documents, making legal aid applications on CCMS and submitting court documents on CJMS, diary management and ensuring that all files are kept in order and compliant with Lexcel and ISO quality standards.

The candidate should be aware that this work does involve dealing files in relation to child abuse and neglect, therefore you must have an ability to deal with highly sensitive material and issue.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience of family procedures
  • Previous experience of court work
  • Strong and efficient secretarial and admin skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Good telephone manner
  • Fast, accurate typing ability
  • IT literate
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality

The successful candidates will be team players that thrive in an environment of shared goals and achievements to ensure the ongoing success of the team. 

Salary & Benefits: Competitive depending on experience, flexible holiday policy, contributory company pension, staff bonus scheme, healthcare cash back scheme and membership to Perkbox (discount website).

The role is full time (35 hours per week).

Equal Opportunities

We believe a diverse culture can bring specific skills and personalities and so promote equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

Biscoes is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces Community. As such, Biscoes guarantee an interview for any Armed Forces member as long as they meet the requisite criteria set out in the job description. The scheme is not a guaranteed job for members of the Armed Forces Community, as selection procedures will ensure the best candidate for the job is appointed, based on the objective criteria of the role profile.

Applications: By email to Debbie Brown, with CV and brief covering email.

Closing Date: Friday 16 October 2020


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