Paralegal Apprentice

  • Scott Rees & Co
  • Newton-le-Willows, St Helens
  • £13632 per annum

This is an excellent opportunity as a Paralegal Apprentice at a large firm of solicitors based in the North West. You'll be part of a team of New Business Paralegals and the first point of contact with potential new clients, be it for potential clinical negligence claims, personal injury claims, wills and probate, and conveyancing services.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    248131
  • Wages
    £13,632 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    26/03/2024
  • Start Date
    06/05/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    21 months

  • Location
    Newton-le-Willows
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Law
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Paralegal (ST0245)
  • Employer
    Scott Rees & Co

Description

It is important that you are comfortable working on the telephone and strive to provide an excellent customer service experience. You will be welcoming new clients to the Firm and assisting with new client due diligence processes.

Main responsibilities:

  • Taking initial instructions from potential clients, engaging both verbally on the telephone and in writing
  • The opening of new case files, including the creation of the file and the despatch of a client care pack to each new client. Arranging sign up appointments if necessary
  • Producing quotes and forwarding these on to potential clients within agreed timescales. Following up the quote as a courtesy with the potential client if the potential client does not engage immediately
  • Understanding of money laundering rules and requesting original ID from new clients in order to satisfy this legal requirement
  • Undertaking conflict searches and understanding of the need for these to be carried out vigilantly
  • Updating clients/sources in a timely manner
  • Receiving and actioning calls and enquiries from various external agencies such as solicitors, conveyancers and estate agents, giving an update on their client file
  • Ensuring that if the initial quote does not convert into a live case, the case file is closed immediately

Company Benefits:

  • On-site parking (free)
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Sponsored Development
  • Remote working opportunities
  • EAP and Help@Hand support programmes

For more information about this vacancy please contact Damar Training on 0161 480 8171 (Ref ID: 248131)

Company website : https://www.scottrees.com/

  • The desire to give an excellent customer service experience
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)

  • A minimum of 5 x GCSEs including English and maths at grade 4/C and above
  • 3 x A-Levels at grade A-D
Paralegal Level 3 apprenticeship standard

  • Good Telephone manner
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Able to work under pressure

Progression is available in the Firm once an individual has demonstrated their competence in the Paralegal role. The next natural progression route is to be appointed as an Assistant to a Fee Earner as and when the opportunity arises.


Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

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