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Legal Administrator

Job Title: Legal Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Industry:
Salary: £18000.00 - £18500.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH13937_1549383231
Contact Name: Coral Jenkins
Contact Email: coral.jenkins@acornpeople.com
Job Published: February 05, 2019 16:13

Job Description

Acorn Recruitment is seeking suitable candidates for a Legal Administrators position for their solicitor client based in North Bristol. The successful candidate will be working in the Plot sales department, dealing with the sale of land to national house-building companies. This is an expanding department, where there will be eventual progression opportunities available. Salary for this vacancy is £18,000 - £18,500 pa.

This position would suit candidates who already have some experience of working in a legal practice, or a very good administrator who has a strong interest in developing a career in the legal sector - specifically in conveyancing.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND PURPOSE:

Initially to provide support and cover generally for the fee earner(s) and other team members within the department with a view to taking on more responsibility for files. Training and assistance will be given.

ROUTINE DUTIES:

Typing of correspondence, contracts and documents as instructed by the Fee Earner and which may include dictation and documents generated by case management system.
Opening new files as and when instructed and processing reservations.
Photocopying of plans and other documents.
Providing assistance to clients and external solicitors by giving up to date information as and when appropriate.
Identifying the urgency of phone calls and ensuring messages are brought to the attention of the Fee Earner and, if appropriate, (depending on capabilities) take action.
Updating databases and directories where appropriate.
Ensuring files are kept tidy and up to date and all Risk Management and Compliance procedures complied with.
Closing and archiving files when matter is completed . Checking nil balance with Accounts and confirming destruction date with Fee Earner.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.