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Legal Assistant / Legal secretary

Vacancy Title: Legal Assistant / Legal secretary
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Petersfield, Hampshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 29th July
REF: BBBH5968_1562833815
Contact Name: Dynamite Recruitment
Contact Email: contact@dynamiterecruitment.com
Vacancy Published: 12 days ago

Vacancy Description



Legal Assistant / Legal Administrator

This is a temporary contract for 6 months to start Immediately

Location : Petersfield

Hours of work : Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm

Dynamite recruitment is currently working with a high profile , award winning business who are based in Petersfield

Due to huge success our client is now looking to recruit a temporary Legal Assistant / Legal Administrator to join their specialist legal team on a 6 month contract

As a Legal Assistant / Legal Administrator you will be responsible for the following tasks:

Responsibilities

  • Supporting with legal Administration to support the team
  • Issuing of a variety of types of court proceedings including money claims, and return of goods
  • Handle a mixed caseload of money claims, return of goods claims, Charging Order, Attachment of Earnings, and Bankruptcy.
  • Accurate drafting of court Documents and witness statements
  • Ability to handle cases from inception to conclusion with minimal supervision
  • Debt recovery work, taking payments and arranging payment plans
  • Accurate letter writing, answering inbound calls and making outbound calls
  • Uploading new cases onto the Case management system
  • Updating the internal databases with accurate information
  • Attending regular team meetings and taking notes
  • Absolute compliance with TCF principles and FCA regulations
  • To adhere to Data Protection Act regulations always
  • Ensuring all activities are undertaken in accordance with the companies published policies and procedures always
  • Scanning court documents, issue documents, witness statements and other paperwork to file and saving to relevant section
  • Sorting, distributing and recording of incoming mail for the Department
  • Calling courts and making enquiries about Moneybarn's cases and chasing documents such as Court Orders
  • Copying and sending out witness statements and saving to file splitter
  • Ensuring outgoing post is with post room by daily deadline
  • Updating and maintaining various spreadsheets
  • Liaising with other departments regarding documents and customers
  • Copying documents for trial bundles numbering the documents and putting the bundles together for checking
  • Prioritisation of a number of tasks being handled concurrently
  • Sending Letters Before Action and requesting judgment in Money Claims
  • Recording hearing outcomes and judgment received



The ideal candidate will have / Be:

  • Be available to start asap / by the 29th July and commit to 6 months
  • A strong administration background
  • An interest in Law, and the finance industry
  • Ideally be familiar with legal terminology
  • Attention to detail
  • A professional and courteous telephone manner
  • Strong communication skills
  • Resilience
  • Competent Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, proven decision making
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to multi-task
  • Understanding of Data protection, Anti Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery & Corruption requirements


Desirable:

  • Previous experience working in an FCA regulated environment
  • Law graduate
  • Studying towards a legal qualification, such as a CILEX or a paralegal qualification
  • Experience of working for a Non-standard/specialist lender
  • Experience of dictation typing



To be considered please submit your CV Immediately

Dynamite Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.