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Legal Assistant Job Vacancy February 2019

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JOB DESCRIPTION – LEGAL ASSISTANT

We are looking to recruit a legal assistant to join our team in our Manchester office. If interested in this role please apply by clicking the button below and attach your CV.

EMPLOYER: JEANETTE MILLER LAW LIMITED T/A GEOFFREY MILLER SOLICITORS & JS MILLER SOLICITORS

LOCATION: MEDIA CITY, SALFORD, M50 1DR

SALARY: LIVING WAGE £18,720.00

WORKING WEEK: 40HRS/WK MON-FRI 8AM-5PM INCL. 1 HOUR UNPAID LUNCH

REPORT TO: OFFICE MANAGER

Why should I apply?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UK’s most prestigious firm of specialist driving offence solicitors; defending drivers nationwide for all UK criminal motoring offences.

We are a friendly and modern firm, client focused, and keen to invest in and develop candidates who are eager to join us and start a career.

Who is the employer? Where will I be working?

Here at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, we keep drivers on the road!

The firm was founded in 2000 and was originally operated by Mr Geoffrey Miller (deceased) himself. The firm is now operated and managed by Miss Jeanette Miller, also known as ‘Miss Justice!’

Jeanette acts in defending motoring prosecutions amongst many high profile figures and regularly contributes to supplying specialist motoring comments in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

How we achieve our results varies from case to case but is usually because of the following core values adopted by every member of our organisation:

1. Positivity

We believe in the positive results achieved through positive thinking and the importance of all communication both internally and externally being approached with a positive mind-set.

2. Team Work

We are a team and we act with integrity, respect and consideration. We value open communication as the best way to create amazing relationships.

3. Client is King

We care deeply about our clients. We have a genuine desire to help and make a difference to our clients. We follow the principle that the “Client is King”.

4. Work Ethic

We are driven by performance and inspired by change. Our objectives are challenging, and we recognise and celebrate both individual and team successes.

5. Accountability

We are accountable and we each take personal responsibility for the needs of our clients and the success of our business.

6. Excellence

We practice excellence. We continually look for ways to improve performance and take pride in the quality of everything we do.

7. Expert Pioneers

We are proud to be pioneers of our field of expertise in motoring law and serious litigation. In addition to being at the forefront of this niche area of law, we are creative and devise new ideas and unique case strategies to stay at the leading edge.

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors is a phenomenal place to work; we offer great opportunities, benefits, progression, experiences, and we love Mondays!

Jeanette also uses alternative business enhancement solutions such as Feng Shui to ensure we work in the optimum environment and together we are strong advocates of the Law of Attraction; understanding the importance of pre-paving the expectation of positive outcomes.

If you succeed with your application, you will be part of our dynamic team of Legal Assistants based at our office in Media City, Salford; a modern destination in Manchester with creativity, leisure and a vibrant atmosphere.

What work will I be doing? What responsibilities will I have?

The successful candidate will be working within the Legal Administration department to provide administrative support to the firm’s legal team, which will include but is not limited to:

  1. Greeting clients and reception duties;
  2. Filing, scanning and photocopying;
  3. Ordering stationery and beverages;
  4. Dealing with post and DX;
  5. Dealing with confidential information;
  6. Providing excellent customer service skills;
  7. Taking and logging new enquiries;
  8. Opening and maintaining client files;
  9. Receiving & making telephone calls, recording and passing on accurate messages;
  10. Designing and producing documents;
  11. Supporting the running of projects, including events;
  12. Extensive diary management;
  13. Researching information;
  14. Booking counsel & experts;
  15. Collating briefs to Counsel;
  16. Taking and chasing payments;
  17. Billing;
  18. Archiving files;
  19. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues, chambers and experts.

Training to be provided:

In depth job-specific training through working alongside experienced legal staff

Future Prospects:

Upon successful completion of the probationary period, you will be awarded with a permanent position within the Legal Administration team with opportunities to develop and progress your career. Geoffrey Miller Solicitors offer an in house progression plan, which is open to all employees, and include various career paths.

Applicant details:

We will review your application against the criteria below when considering your suitability for the role. Only applications which clearly demonstrate, with evidence, that they meet the essential criteria will be short-listed for interview.

Skills/Knowledge/ExperiencePersonal qualitiesMinimum entry qualifications
• Ability to work with Microsoft Office; Word, Outlook & Excel at an intermediate level

• Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment

• Excellent customer service skills

• Understanding of confidentiality requirements

• Ability to deal with sensitive personal client situations effectively

• Previous experience working within a legal administration team or legal sector

• Positive

• A passion/desire to help clients and colleagues

• Team player

• Attention to detail

• Reliable

• Punctual

• Good communication skills (written and verbal)

• Confident

• Target driven

• Able to work under pressure at a fast pace

• Resilient

• Mature attitude

• Takes ownership of outcomes

• Takes pride in personal appearance

• Committed

• Proactive

• Good telephone manner

• Analytical

• 5 GCSE’s grade A-C including English, Maths and IT
Click here to attach your CV and apply

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