Private Family Paralegal

The purpose of these role is to assist the Partner and the team in providing legal services to clients in relation to family, divorce and children teams, and assist in the co-ordination of the team’s activities and achievement of its business objectives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supporting consultations and client triage where required;
  • Supporting and liaising with clients on family matters with Partner support;
  • Ongoing case management;
  • Client relationship management;
  • Negotiation on matters;
  • Networking and business development for commercial work flows;
  • Reviewing and managing WIP and client financing in relation to ongoing matters;
  • To produce all fees to meet monthly and year end targets;
  • Outstanding debt collection;
  • Attend team meetings where appropriate;
  • Keep files well organised and property updated;
  • To use DPS for all emails, letters, reports and correspondence and ensure other team members use it correctly;
  • Compliance with Company standards and procedures.


Job Description

The job will require someone who has a proven record of accomplishment in organising their own personal workload and responsibilities; the ability to determine priorities and consistently meet deadlines. The successful candidate will likely have some legal experience (or equivalent) and have experience of using multiple systems, collating and analysing data as well as exemplary administration skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Pro-active with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • High level of attention to detail and an enquiring mind.
  • The ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • The ability to understand clear and concise instructions.
  • A keen team member, with the ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative.
  • Excellent client relationship skills.


Personal Characteristics

The following characteristics are essential:-

  • Friendly and communicative and used to working in a business team environment.
  • Confidential and discreet.
  • Excellent client care.
  • Able to work in a structured and timely fashion with the ability to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines.
  • Accurate written communication skills with good attention to detail and able to evaluate and scrutinise third party input.
  • Excellent oral communication, interpersonal skills and telephone manner, able to motivate and enthuse others in their tasks.
  • Excellent IT and systems skills and a highly proficient and experienced user of all Microsoft Office programmes, with excellent numeracy and spreadsheet skills.
  • Experience of collating and analysing data.
  • Willingness to train in the use of various Taynton’s Systems.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, please send your CV with details of your experience and salary expectations to our Practice Director, Samantha Pennington at e:

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