Legal Assistant

  • Location
    Plymouth, Devon
  • Category
    Legal - Paralegal
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 24000 - £ 26000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

Are you an organised and driven individual with a passion for the legal field? Our client, a reputable law firm, is seeking a talented Legal Assistant to join their team. As a Legal Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the firm's day-to-day operations and providing administrative assistance to the line manager. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their skills and knowledge in a dynamic and supportive environment.

JOB TITLE: Legal Assistant

LOCATION: Plymouth

SALARY:£23,000 - £24,000 dependent on experience

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per day - flexible start times

8:30/9:00 am - 5:00/5:30 pm

BENEFITS: Enjoy a Supportive Work Culture, Convenient Central Location, Comprehensive Training Program

THE COMPANY: A local law firm, established for nearly 200 years, covering a range of practice areas across the South West including Accident Compensation, Business Law, Conveyancing, Divorce, Family Law, Litigation, Personal Injury & Wills & Probate. This company have a passion for their people; they believe in investing in their staff to help them reach their full potential.

THE ROLE:The Legal Assistant will provide legal support and assistance as and when required, working in partnership with the internal collections department and external solicitors, along with the wider team.

Duties include:

  • Organising and prioritising the day's work to ensure a prompt start

  • Typing various documents from audio or copy typing as required

  • Liaising with clients and other parties in person and over the phone

  • Managing the line manager's diary and communicating appointments

  • Taking accurate messages and relaying them appropriately

  • Providing cover and supporting other departments as required

  • To provide refreshments for meetings with clients and to clear away afterwards.

  • Assisting with financial transactions and handling disbursements

  • Assisting fee earners in creating and updating precedent letters and documents

  • Acting as a witness on document signatures when needed

  • Following instructions and advice from the line manager accurately

  • Familiarising yourself with and adhering to the firm's procedures as outlined in the handbook


  • Previous experience working within a Legal firm, ideally with an understanding of conveyancing

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to manage and prioritise work load

  • A good working knowledge of MS Word, excel, outlook and windows software

TO APPLY:Please apply online, call our office on 01392 426200 or email

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