Selby Lowndes Solicitors: Catherine Eddy, Jane Aizlewood, William Selby Lowndes


We are looking for a paralegal/legal administrator to join our expanding team of family lawyers.

We are a highly regarded, niche law firm, ranked band 2 in Chambers specialising exclusively in private family and divorce law. We are located in attractive offices in a converted barn complex on the edge of Faringdon.


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Start date: As soon as possible
Term: 12-month extendable contract
Working hours: preferably full time but part-time/flexible will be considered
Qualifications: Graduate/3 A levels/Cilex level 4
Experience/skills: excellent communication skills and telephone manner
  • highly literate and numerate with the ability to read and assimilate complex written information
  • excellent attention to detail and ability to proof read
  • advanced working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word and excel (desirable although some training will be given)
  • previous experience of family law within a privately funded department (desirable but not necessary)


Job description

This is a central support role working with fee-earners, and will require some independent work.


Legal duties will include:

  • Drafting routine/non- routine letters subject to experience
  • Checking lengthy documentation and proofreading
  • Completing legal forms and applications
  • Legal research
  • Attending client interviews and taking notes
  • Attending court and sitting behind counsel
  • Briefing Counsel


Administrative duties will include:

  • File opening/closing/data input/checking ledger balances
  • Keeping client files up to date/filing letters/documents/organising filing system
  • Photocopying and preparing documentation/court bundles
  • Preparing bills
  • Dealing with post and scanning letters/documents to case management system
  • Answering the telephone, dealing with basic client enquiries/booking appointments
  • Meeting and greeting clients, making tea and coffee for client meetings
  • Organising training for fee earners and keeping the training log up to date


Please reply with CV to:

Jane Aizlewood – Director
Selby Lowndes Solicitors
3 Ram Court, Wicklesham Lodge, Faringdon SN7 7HP

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