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Legal Assistant

  • Location

    Morden, Surrey

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  • Salary:

    £15.98 - £16.78 per hour

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    11 months

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join our clients offices based in Morden on a temporary contract basis for 11 months with the possibility of an extension.

As the Legal Assistant, your main duties will include:

  • To provide, under limited supervision, timely and effective operational legal advice and assistance to officers across both authorities as part of a team of lawyers responsible for Social Care and Education and to any other clients of the Shared Legal Service.
  • To have a good and up to date knowledge and practical experience in at least one of the above areas of legal work.
  • Liaising with solicitors and other legal professionals and working with outside bodies including the court service on matters relating to the work of the section.
  • To manage a caseload of wide ranging work, including but not limited to, drafting legal letters, legal agreements, deeds, notices, orders, consents, by-laws and such matters in accordance with precedents, relating to the Social Care and Education team, managing competing demands and meeting deadlines and the requirements of the Shared Legal Service.
  • To work proactively to maintain and improve the relationship with the clients of the Shared Legal Service.
  • To provide support to the team to ensure effective service delivery
  • To undertake duties on behalf of the Monitoring Officer (AD Corporate Governance) for both authorities

To be successful for this Legal Assistant you will need to have:

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation for the service area
  • Understanding of current issues and best practice on service delivery relevant to the service areas
  • Experience of working on own initiative and of dealing with sensitive/urgent matters
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond efficiently to the changing needs of the clients.
  • Ability to contribute to the ongoing development of the Shared Legal Service

Start Date-


Working Hours-

35 hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate-

£15.98 p/h

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