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Family Paralegal

Due to expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen for a family Paralegal to join our award winning firm.

We are looking for a paralegal to support and assist fee earners in our highly experienced childcare team. The ideal candidate will have an established background in family law, particularly  public law care proceedings and be proficient in case management systems, court and legal aid portals

The role requires attendance in the office during the week supporting our fee earners but can be situated in one of our 4 offices.

Bell Lamb & Joynson have been at our client's side since 1821, helping thousands of people in their time of needing and truly being by their side.   We are one of the fastest growing traditional high street  firms across Merseyside, North Cheshire, and the surrounding areas. Service is key to our success so client focused individuals would enjoy working within our family team.

Runcorn, following the opening of the new Mersey gateway bridge has excellent transport links with Merseyside and Cheshire. Our modern and open plan  Runcorn office  is located near the shopping City with free parking and a large selection of shopping and leisure facilities upon its doorstep and has a large footfall. Our Liverpool office is based in near to Aintree the home of the Grand National and is a long-established office (over 40 years) and has free on street parking and is a 2-minute walk from Orrell Park train station on the Northern Line a few stops from Liverpool City Centre. Our Warrington office is the town centre within walking distance of all the local amenities with excellent accessibility for clients.  Our Maghull office is located in Central Square - a popular and busy shopping centre in Maghull - in the heart of the community.  Bell Lamb & Joynson utilises modern saas cloud-based systems and shares back-office support across our office network.

General Responsibilities:

  • Working within the team  supporting fee earners in the child care team.
  • Dealing with administration of files including CMS with the legal aid agency. We work in a 100% paperless environment.
  • Liaising with chambers, solicitors and other professional partners.
  • Support and assist Solicitors where needed.
  • Dealing with clients and associated 3rd parties.

The role requires the following: -

  • Relevant experience in family law as a paralegal.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills in person, by email and by phone.
  • Computer literate with relevant experience in Microsoft office and software as a service cloud applications.  Bell Lamb & Joynson runs a cloud-based case management system and runs a paperless office.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team and contribute positively to department targets.
  • Ambition to progress.  Bell Lamb & Joynson strongly believe in the development and training of staff with opportunities for advancement and progression.  Since 2021  Bell Lamb & Joynson have awarded 8 training contracts and have 3 colleagues are undertaking Cilex qualifications.

Why Work for Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors?

  • Bell Lamb & Joynson were established in 1821 and is one of the regions oldest law firms and has offices across North Cheshire and Merseyside.
  • A forward-thinking firm which has invested heavily in both IT and staff with clear opportunities for advancement, progression and training within the firm.  The majority of partners over the years have started as trainee's within the firm and 66% of the current partners were trainee solicitors within the firm with progression being key to the firms culture.
  • We are market leading in terms of the technology we deploy and have been paper free across the firm for a number of years.
  • We are the number 1 rated firm locally on review solicitors for the services we provide and are highly rated nationally.
  • Bell Lamb & Joynson are enjoying a period of sustained growth and are one of the fastest growing traditional high street firms in the area.
  • Supportive and friendly culture where people are placed before profit.
  • The firm is award winning and highly regarded.
  • We pay competitive salaries and believe strongly in a sustainable  work life balance - remembering that even though we are dealing with serious matters and individuals in difficult circumstances its important to have fun with our colleagues.
  • Staff Rewards and recognition – offering discounts on leisure, shopping, and free services such as wellbeing, confidential counselling  and support.
  • Individual and Team performance incentives
  • Discounted legal services for colleagues, friends and family.
  • Agile and flexible working.
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • 24/7 GP access for you and your immediate household.
  • Pension Plan
  • Up to 28 days holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • Salary Bracket for this role is £23,000 to £25,000 depending on qualification and experience.

Closing Date for applications is Friday the 21st June 2024. 

To Apply please complete the following online application form here.

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