Paralegal (Adult and Social Care) - LGSS Law
Grade 6 – SO2
Job Title: Paralegal (Adult and Social Care)
Office: LGSS Law Ltd
Team: Adults Social Care
Reports to: Principal Lawyer (Adult Social Care)
Location: Northampton/Shefford/ Huntingdon
Hours: Full Time (37 hours)
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To provide a range of public sector and not for profit clients with a professional and innovative legal service predominantly in respect of their Adults Social Care functions, and other areas of legal practice where necessary.
1.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 their adults social care functions (including care and protection of adults with communicate care or mental health needs), ensuring awareness of and compliance with legal duties within client organisations and protecting their best interests.
2.To manage a case load comprising mainly adult social care matters.
3.To provide support to Lawyers in the preparation of cases in courts and tribunals, mainly relating to adults social care.
4.To ensure the effective identification and awareness of risks associated with the relevant areas of legal practice.
5.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.
6.To develop, train and advise clients in legal skills and specific areas of law as appropriate.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10.To make a positive contribution to the Adults Care Team contribute to the development, training or mentoring of colleagues where required.
11.To carry out other
duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of the job
description as required by the Directors of LGSS Law, Heads of Service or
Principal Lawyers from time to time and which are commensurate with the grade
of the post.
This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by
the post holder and identifies a level of responsibility at which they will be
required to work. In the interests of effective working, the major tasks may be
reviewed from time to time to reflect changing needs and circumstances. Such
reviews and any consequential changes will be carried out in consultation with
the post holder.