We provide housing management advice to over 200 social housing providers across the country, offering our clients specialist legal advice from people who understand the issues.
Our pragmatic approach blends operational, strategic and legal expertise. We guide our clients through the legal maze, so they can avoid expensive mistakes and withstand potential legal challenges. Our unique services include an in-house counsel and 24/7 advice line. Working in partnership with clients, we offer topical updates and bespoke training to ensure your people gain in knowledge and confidence.
The Role and Responsibilities
The main role and responsibilities will include helping a partner and solicitors in aspects of their casework including (although, this is not an exhaustive list):-
- Assisting fee earners;
- Working to a chargeable hours target;
- Running a caseload of access injunctions
- Drafting general correspondence and documents;
- Undertaking research;
- Liaison with clients and analysing evidence received in order to advise the client;
- Liaison with third parties, including Counsel, defendants and their representatives and the Courts;
- Preparing pleadings;
- Liaison with witnesses and drafting witness statements;
- Preparing disclosure
- Administrative tasks such as invoicing
Supervision, support and relevant training will be provided although the successful applicant will also be encouraged, where appropriate, to use their own initiative.
Skills and Experience
Candidates should have:
- A 2:1 undergraduate degree;
- Direct experience and / or an interest in housing management and the social housing sector would be advantageous
- Ideally an LPC or SQE qualification
- Strong IT skills;
- Ability to adhere to and manage deadlines;
- Strong written skills;
- Good administration skills;
Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at interview that they:
- Are able to work well as part of a team;
- Can follow procedures and direction with precision
- Are well organised;
- Have good attention to detail;
- Are able to work well under pressure;
- Are proactive; and
- Are self-motivated
Candidates should be aware:
As part of the interview process there will be a written test, details of which will be provided to those candidates the firm calls for interview; and the firm is only able to respond to candidates we call for interview.
Capsticks is an inclusive employer
At Capsticks we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. Capsticks is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and therefore we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, background, culture, ethnicity, race, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, neurodiversity, religion and beliefs.
We will make reasonable adjustments to our application and interview process to ensure that you have the best chance of success. We understand that there's not a "one size fits all" approach to adjustments so our team will work with you individually to understand more about your requirements.
If you are interested in applying for a role with Capsticks, but are not in a position to start a Paralegal role with us in the near future, please register your details by clicking on this link and we will be in touch with relevant roles as they become available.