Paralegal Apprentice

Organisation
Damar Training
Reference
VAC-30898
Location
Manchester
Salary
£249.90 per week
Expiry Date
16/04/2021

Vacancy details for Paralegal Apprentice

Plexus Law are recruiting for a Paralegal Apprentice to join our Manchester office in September 2021. The role offers an opportunity to gain a complete overview of how a leading law firm works by assisting the legal teams with administrative support and office duties.

Description

Key Key requirements of a Paralegal Apprentice are:

  • To ensure that all work is progressed pro-actively and efficiently
  • To exercise high standards of client care always
  • To ensure compliance with the Firm’s procedures relating to Best Practice, office administration and Health & Safety
  • To provide efficient and reliable support to the team in which you are placed

Primary tasks may include:

Client Administration

  • Logging daily post and emails onto the Vectus Case Management System
  • Chasing documents or obtaining information for file handling
  • Dealing with CRU (Compensation Recovery Unit) related matters
  • Printing of new files and front sheets
  • Printing new instructions for files
  • Preparing acknowledgements of service
  • Photocopying, faxing, dealing with unreferenced post and sending post out
  • Research tasks where required
  • Contacting court and/or Claimant Solicitors as appropriate


Pre-Inception/ Inception

  • Take delivery of all incoming court proceedings
  • Prepare file inception front sheets
  • Carry out conflict checks on all files prior to inception
  • Allocate file to correct handler
  • Set up new matter numbers on the Arista time recording system
  • Organise documents on file into appropriate clips
  • Create initial letters and documents to Court, Claimant Solicitors, CRU, and the insured as appropriate

 

Finance

  • Sorting post and emptying trays
  • Allocating unidentified monies into bank
  • Dealing with bulk receipts list
  • Producing receipts for automated postings
  • Producing bills
  • Producing cheques
  • Printing copy bills
  • Processing of expenses
  • Disbursement checking and posting and dealing with disbursement queries
  • Daily banking
  • Closing files

Administration

  • Transfer daily post to files
  • Reprographics
  • Close and archive files in compliance with file closure guidelines
  • Ensure all filing is accurate, up to date and accessible to fee earning staff
  • Collation of files for Audit and logging out files on Vectus and ensuring return

 

Plexus - Employer

Plexus Law is a Specialist Defendant Insurance Practice with offices in Leeds, Halifax, Manchester, Liverpool, and London. The firm works with Insurance Companies, Corporate and Public Sector Clients and the Lloyd’s market.

 

Person Requirements

 

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at level 5 or grade C or above, including Mathematics and English or equivalent
  • 3 C’s or above at A-Levels (or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTECs)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good time management skills
  • Keen interest in law (you do not need to have studied it at A-Level/BTEC)
  • Enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated
  • Positive work ethic
  • Initiative
  • Team player

 

All apprenticeships at Plexus start on a two year fixed term contract however by working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your apprenticeship, upon successful completion you may be offered a permanent contract ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation. Progression opportunities include promotion to Legal Assistant with further study sponsorship or the Solicitor Apprenticeship route.

 

Training Provided

Paralegal Level 3 apprenticeship standard

  • Functional Skills maths level 2 (if GCSE A-C (9 - 4) if not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills English level 2 (if GCSE A-C (9 - 4) if not already achieved)

 

For more information about this vacancy please contact Damar Training 0161 480 8171 (Ref ID:126086)