Legal Apprentice - Plexus Law Ltd

  • Plexus Law Ltd
  • Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Halifax, London and Evesham
  • 21 Feb, 2018
Advanced Apprenticeship Law

Job Description

Locations - Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Halifax, London and Evesham

An opportunity to gain a complete overview of how a leading law firm works by assisting the legal teams with administrative support and office duties combined with a nationally recognised qualification.

An opportunity to gain a complete overview of how a leading law firm works by assisting the legal teams with administrative support and office duties combined with a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeship summary

 

  • Working week

 

      • Monday- Friday 9.00 am- 5.00 pm, 35 hours per week Total hours per week: 35.00
      • Total hours per week: 35.00

 

  • Weekly wage

 

£230.77

 

  • Expected apprenticeship duration

 

24 months

 

  • Apprenticeship level

 

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

 

Vacancy description

Key Result Areas:

  • To ensure that all work is progressed pro-actively and efficiently
  • To exercise high standards of client care always
  • To ensure compliance with the Firm’s procedures relating to Best Practice, office administration and Health & Safety
  • To provide efficient and reliable support to the team in which you are placed

Primary tasks may include:

Client Administration

  • Logging daily post and emails onto the Vectus Case Management System
  • Chasing documents or obtaining information for file handling
  • Dealing with CRU (Compensation Recovery Unit) related matters
  • Printing of new files and front sheets
  • Printing new instructions for files
  • Preparing acknowledgements of service
  • Photocopying, faxing, dealing with unreferenced post and sending post out
  • Research tasks where required
  • Contacting court and/or Claimant Solicitors as appropriate

Pre-Inception/ Inception

  • Take delivery of all incoming court proceedings
  • Prepare file inception front sheets
  • Carry out conflict checks on all files prior to inception
  • Allocate file to correct handler
  • Set up new matter numbers on the Arista time recording system
  • Organise documents on file into appropriate clips
  • Create initial letters and documents to Court, Claimant Solicitors, CRU, and the insured as appropriate

Finance

  • Sorting post and emptying trays
  • Allocating unidentified monies into bank
  • Dealing with bulk receipts list
  • Producing receipts for automated postings
  • Producing bills
  • Producing cheques
  • Printing copy bills
  • Processing of expenses
  • Disbursement checking and posting and dealing with disbursement queries
  • Daily banking
  • Closing files

Administration

  • Transfer daily post to files
  • Reprographics
  • Close and archive files in compliance with file closure guidelines
  • Ensure all filing is accurate, up to date and accessible to fee earning staff
  • Collation of files for Audit and logging out files on Vectus and ensuring return

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time management

Personal qualities

  • Keen interest in law
  • Enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated
  • Positive work ethic
  • Initiative
  • Team player



Qualifications required

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English or equivalent
  • A-Levels (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) are essential for this role

 

Things to consider

The qualification and duration of the apprenticeship will be confirmed by the employer. The employer is very supportive of staff development should an opportunity become available for the right candidate. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Employer

Plexus Law Ltd

Description

Plexus Law is a specialist defendant insurance practice with offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Evesham, Liverpool and associated offices in Scotland. The firm works with insurance companies, corporate and public sector clients. Plexus Law has developed carefully tailored packages to meet specific needs stretching from a traditional relationship to the provision of bespoke in-house services. The firm has a reputation for responding innovatively to client needs, utilising the experience of its staff, emphasising the highest quality and focusing on managing costs in all cases.

Address

Josephs Well, Hanover Walk

Leeds

LS3 1AB

Training provider

Training to be provided

 

  • Legal Administration Level 3
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT, if Functional Skills are required

 

OR 

  • Paralegal Level 3
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT, if Functional Skills are required

 

The qualification is dependent on grades achieved at A-Level (Either Paralegal or Legal Admin Level 2)

Apprenticeship standard

Paralegal

Training provider

Damar Training