Paralegal / PA / Legal Secretary | Aberdein Considine Legal

Paralegal / PA / Legal Secretary

Position type: Full-time/Permanent

Locations: Glasgow & Edinburgh

Two part time positions have become available in our busy, and growing, Family Law department. The department, headed by Ruth Aberdein, are looking for new staff members to join their team in both their Glasgow and Edinburgh city centre offices. The team are responsible for 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.

Both positions are part time with hours to be agreed with the successful candidates.

JOB PURPOSE

  • To provide support to the Family Law Solicitors and assist in the smooth running of the Department
  • To maintain good reputation among clients and other professionals

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answering telephone calls and arranging appointments
  • Administrative duties
  • Preparing legal documents and correspondence including all Court papers under instruction
  • Preparation and management fees

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

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
  • Background in contentious litigation/ Family Law

Desirable

  • Experience working in a Family Law department/practice is preferred but not essential if other skills are strong and have an interest in this field.


KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Sound / robust knowledge of drafting under supervision relevant legal documents, such as Minutes of Agreement and Sheriff Court documents.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of legal conventions in relation to family law, Guardianships and Conveyancing
  • Feeing private client fees on a time in line basis

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