Paralegal (Family Law)

Date Posted: 10/11/2021

Location: Glasgow

Job Description

Paralegal (Family Law)

Glasgow- Waterloo Office

Fulltime/ Permanent 

ROLE OF DEPARTMENT

•Representing private clients in a variety of family law and personal matters including separation / divorce, child related matters, adoption, cohabitation and pre-marriage contracts.  Contentious and non-contentious matters.  Collaboration and litigation.  

JOB PURPOSE

• Supporting Partners and Solicitors within Private Client, in a variety of family law and personal matters including but not limited to: separation / divorce, child related matters, adoption, cohabitation and pre-marriage contracts.  Contentious and non-contentious matters.  
• Assisting with Collaboration and Litigation.  
• To provide support to the Family Law Solicitors and Partners across multiple offices throughout the Firm and assist in the smooth running of the Department as a whole.
• Assisting with diary management for Partners
• To maintain good reputation among clients and other professionals.
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Answering telephone calls and arranging appointments
• Administrative duties-Opening and managing of file using a case management system.
• Preparing legal documents and correspondence including all Court papers under instruction.  
• Preparation and management of fees
• Liaising with clients, colleagues and other professionals outside of the Firm to ensure the smooth running of the department.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

• English at Higher Level
• Competence in Microsoft Office Suite
Desirable
• University Degree with legal content
• Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal

• Experience in using Visual Files case management system

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

• Experience of working in a legal environment, 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong organisational skills
• Ability to work in a team
• Competent IT skills

• Ability to work to deadlines

Desirable

• Preferred background in contentious litigation/ Family Law but not essential if other skills are strong and have an interest in this field.  

KNOWLEDGE

Essential 

• Good knowledge of drafting legal documents and Sheriff Court Procedure 

Desirable

• Knowledge of family law legislation, Guardianships, Conveyancing and Financial Services

APTITUDES

Essential

• Being able to work on own initiative
• Strong Interpersonal skills
• Business Acumen


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN