We are looking for a Family Care Paralegal that is enthusiastic, motivated and able to pay attention to detail, to assist with care proceedings at our York Office. The role will include drafting statements, preparing/drafting applications for submission to Court, preparing bundles and liaising with professional experts and clients. A good understanding and experience within this area of law and in particular monitoring the Legal Aid Certificate aspect of Care matters is desirable.
About The role The successful candidate will assist in a broad range of activities. On a day to day basis you will be dealing with due diligence and business enquiries assisting in the office, attend upon clients. Our ultimately aim is to train the successful candidate into becoming proficient in transactional work and holding their own case load. An interest in family care proceedings is essential. Strong communication skills and an excellent client facing disposition and telephone manner are essential.
About You At Crombie Wilkinson we put great emphasis on our values. Our values underpin our strategy and we want to ensure that every member of the team embraces them to further our ambitions for our business, our people and our clients. You will be searching for a role where you can build experience, continuously learn and improve and take your career to the next level.
To be successful in this role you will: Be degree/ LPC educated or equivalent experience; Have an interest in family and care matters; The ability to think and react quickly and caringly (balancing rules, regulations, risks, client interests and revenues); The dedication to keep up to date with a continually evolving area of the law; An understanding of CCMS and legal aid would be desirable.
About Us Crombie Wilkinson is one of North Yorkshire’s largest and most long-established firms. First established in the 1800s and in its current form in 1991, the firm now comprises of around 120 staff including 14 Directors and 45 Legal Advisors. With offices in York, Selby, Malton and Pickering, we are uniquely placed to serve the region with a comprehensive and high-quality legal service and we place much importance on our local knowledge, as well as our speedy and personal service and our down to earth approach.
We are an ambitious firm, with high standards of client care. We are also passionate about developing our people and we are both Lexcel and Investors in People accredited.
Interested? We offer a competitive salary and benefits package – which includes 25 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays), a health cash plan and a company pension. Contract type: Permanent Hours: 35 Salary: Competitive