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Paralegal - SEN and School Admissions/Exclusion Appeals

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Job ID:

4329

Practice Area(s):

Education

Location:

East of England 
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

07.02.2018

Employer type:

Other Public Sector

Salary:

Up to £29,854 DOE

Salary Type:

per year
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Job Description:

Paralegal (Up to £29,854 DOE)
 located in Huntingdon, Northampton or Shefford, with travel to other offices as required
 
LGSS Law Ltd is an innovative social enterprise law firm providing legal services to the public and not for profit sector. We have grown significantly in recent years and in addition to our head office in Huntingdon, we have branch offices in Cambridge, Northampton and Shefford. We pride ourselves on giving high quality, comprehensive and affordable advice to our many clients, who include local authorities, health bodies, charities, schools and housing associations across the region.
 
MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:
To assist a team of Lawyers in the provision of a professional legal service to a range of public sector and not for profit clients regarding SEN and education, ensuring awareness of and compliance with legal duties within client organisations and protecting their best interests.
 
To manage a case load comprising mainly SEN Tribunal cases and to clerk school admission and exclusion appeals.
 
To provide support to Lawyers in the preparation of cases in courts and tribunals, mainly relating to education.
 
To ensure the effective identification and awareness of risks associated with the relevant areas of legal practice.
 
To provide support to Lawyers and act as a point of contract on a variety of cases, to include taking instructions and giving advice, carrying out research, preparing applications, drafting documents and correspondence, commissioning and instructing expert witnesses, liaising with witnesses, attending meetings and providing advice and representation in courts or tribunals.
 
To develop, train and advise clients in legal skills and specific areas of law as appropriate.
 
To support the LGSS Law management team in building and maintaining effective working relationships with clients to ensure the delivery of a seamless and client focussed service.
 
 To support the LGSS Law management team by complying with all SRA and practice management requirements including time recording, billing, Lexcel and other accreditation schemes.
 
To support the LGSS Law management team in developing and maintaining effective partnerships, networks and joint working arrangements to ensure the most effective provision of legal services to meet the needs and aspirations of clients.
 
To make a positive contribution to the Litigationteam and contribute to the development, training or mentoring of colleagues where required.
 
To carry out other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of the job description as required by the Director of LGSS Law, Heads of Service or Principal Lawyers from time to time and which are commensurate with the grade of the post.
 
This role can be based in Huntingdon, Northampton or Shefford, but with travel to other branch offices as required.
 
In return for commitment and hard work we offer an exceptional opportunity to develop your career at the forefront of innovation in legal services delivery. We provide a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role. We also offer an attractive package of financial and other benefits.
 
Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2018
 
To apply and request the relevant job description and person specification please contact: recruitment@lgsslaw.co.uk.
Employer Info
LGSS Law Ltd
East of England, United Kingdom

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Employer Info


LGSS Law Ltd
East of England, United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 699818
Web Site: http://www.lgsslaw.com/

Paralegal - SEN and School Admissions/Exclusion Appeals

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

4329

Practice Area(s):

Education

Location:

East of England 
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

07.02.2018

Employer type:

Other Public Sector

Salary:

Up to £29,854 DOE

Salary Type:

per year
col-wide   

Job Description:

Paralegal (Up to £29,854 DOE)
 located in Huntingdon, Northampton or Shefford, with travel to other offices as required
 
LGSS Law Ltd is an innovative social enterprise law firm providing legal services to the public and not for profit sector. We have grown significantly in recent years and in addition to our head office in Huntingdon, we have branch offices in Cambridge, Northampton and Shefford. We pride ourselves on giving high quality, comprehensive and affordable advice to our many clients, who include local authorities, health bodies, charities, schools and housing associations across the region.
 
MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:
To assist a team of Lawyers in the provision of a professional legal service to a range of public sector and not for profit clients regarding SEN and education, ensuring awareness of and compliance with legal duties within client organisations and protecting their best interests.
 
To manage a case load comprising mainly SEN Tribunal cases and to clerk school admission and exclusion appeals.
 
To provide support to Lawyers in the preparation of cases in courts and tribunals, mainly relating to education.
 
To ensure the effective identification and awareness of risks associated with the relevant areas of legal practice.
 
To provide support to Lawyers and act as a point of contract on a variety of cases, to include taking instructions and giving advice, carrying out research, preparing applications, drafting documents and correspondence, commissioning and instructing expert witnesses, liaising with witnesses, attending meetings and providing advice and representation in courts or tribunals.
 
To develop, train and advise clients in legal skills and specific areas of law as appropriate.
 
To support the LGSS Law management team in building and maintaining effective working relationships with clients to ensure the delivery of a seamless and client focussed service.
 
 To support the LGSS Law management team by complying with all SRA and practice management requirements including time recording, billing, Lexcel and other accreditation schemes.
 
To support the LGSS Law management team in developing and maintaining effective partnerships, networks and joint working arrangements to ensure the most effective provision of legal services to meet the needs and aspirations of clients.
 
To make a positive contribution to the Litigationteam and contribute to the development, training or mentoring of colleagues where required.
 
To carry out other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of the job description as required by the Director of LGSS Law, Heads of Service or Principal Lawyers from time to time and which are commensurate with the grade of the post.
 
This role can be based in Huntingdon, Northampton or Shefford, but with travel to other branch offices as required.
 
In return for commitment and hard work we offer an exceptional opportunity to develop your career at the forefront of innovation in legal services delivery. We provide a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role. We also offer an attractive package of financial and other benefits.
 
Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2018
 
To apply and request the relevant job description and person specification please contact: recruitment@lgsslaw.co.uk.