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Legal Assistant - Taunton Expired


Acorn Recruitment

£23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum



Permanent | Full Time




Acorn Recruitment is working with their client, a law firm with an outstanding reputation of providing an excellent service, to recruit for a Legal Assistant to assist their Personal Injury Team.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

* Preparing draft letters of claim

* Taking initial instructions from clients

* Preparing draft witness statements

* Diarising and ensuring compliance with court timetables

* Liaising with external experts, legal counsel, clients

* Answering general enquiries as required

* Attending conferences with counsel in person or on the phone

* Drafting witness statements regarding liability and quantum

* Researching quantum and other issues as required

* Preparing court documents including claim forms, schedules of loss, particulars of claim, lists of documents etc.

* Instructing and briefing counsel

* Other Legal Assistant activities as directed

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

* Experienced Legal Assistant position (At least a Grade B Fee earner)

* Good knowledge of legal practice with good an understanding/ experience of the MOJ portal, litigation and the Civil Procedure Rules

* Excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure

* Compassion and empathy

* An analytical brain

* Excellent communication skills

In return will be a highly competitive salary, good work life balance and definite progression for the right person.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.