Family and Child Care Paralegal CV

Erith, Kent


  • Family and Child Care Paralegal

    Medway Council



    Personal Details
    Telephone Number:   View Contact Details
    City:   Erith
    County:   Kent
    Desired job title:   Family and Child Care Paralegal
    Salary:   £25001 - £30000
    Location:   Erith Kent
    Education Level:   Masters
    Last Login:   about 6 months ago

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    Industries

    Administration Legal Public Sector Sales Senior Management Property

    Job Titles

    Office Administrator Barrister Director Family Law Law Graduate Paralegal Justice System Legal Assistant LPC Vice President VP Sales Assistant Real Estate

    Skills

    Direct support court preparation Disclosure Minute Taking Legal Aid Witness Statements Issuing Invoices Advanced award hearing preparation Court cases Photocopying Scanning Documents Pro bono Street Law

    Qualifications

    Master of Laws Immigration Law BTEC National Diploma Business GCSE English GCSE Maths GCSE Science

    Employment History

    Family and Child Care Paralegal

    2019 - Present

    Responsibilities: * Direct support with fee earners in care proceedings, assisting with workload * Drafting case summary's/position statements * Managing pre-proceeding care matters * Assisting with bundling and court preparation * Correspondence through emails and telephone calls to the court, clients, parties, judge and other organisations * My role requires me to engage with several organisations such as the police, doctors, experts such as psychologist * Considering various documents and drafting threshold documents and applications such as care orders, disclosure orders and DOLS. * Advocacy, attending court hearings and taking minutes and supporting the clients * This role requires me to meet a daily target of 7 hours and half in chargeable and non-chargeable units of time recording * Attending meetings (referred to as PLO) to assist our clients and the other party to an come to an mutual agreement * This role requires me to be on duty desk once a week, where I deal with different queries that come in by telephone and emails * Performing basic administrative tasks, such as filing, closing files and collating file. This role requires me to close files every Friday.


    Family and Child Care Paralegal

    2018 - 2019

    Responsibilities: * Directly assisting the Family Law Director and supporting other fee earners within the Child Care department * Drafting witness statements, applications and various documents * Interviewing potential new clients to see if we can take on the case * Completing conflict checks on each client and any connected persons * Reviewing documents required for funding, reviewing all transactions to ensure there are no discrepancies in information provided or anything concerning * Opening files for new clients and completing the application for funding * Considering extensive documents and drafting a summary of each document to the client * Face to face interaction with clients, fee earners, Barrister and Judges * Advocacy in domestic violent cases, representing clients in urgent hearings at court * Dealing with Legal Aid applications * Attending court hearings and taking minuets for Barristers * Advising clients * Dealing with correspondence, emails, letters and phone calls * Managing own clients and matter * Performing basic administrative tasks, such as filing, closing files and collating file * Daily targets of time recording and billing * Working under pressure and with strict deadlines Westminster Magistrates Court


    Court and office administrator

    2017 - 2018

    Responsibility: Work related to all aspects of hearing preparation: * Preparation of court case files ready to be presented in court * Collating Court case files * Case entry, opening cases and the listing of hearings * Filing away active and inactive documents * Correspondents through emails and telephone enquiries * Face to face interaction, with Solicitors, Judges and the public * Scanning and photocopying Pro-Bono - Street Law One month in November 2016 Position held: Volunteering and presenting at a homeless shelter Responsibility: * Substantial research on the issues of homelessness, trespassing and the law * Organising group meetings, booking of rooms and setting deadlines * Presentation of the research gathered to the shelter in the form of a leaflet * One to one interaction with the homeless people at the centre


    Sales Assistant

    2015 - 2016

    Responsibility: * Dealing with the customers and practically approaching them * Handling of money * Meeting daily targets for the children department * Managing and directing the menswear shop floor, ensuring the floor was covered with staff * Organising and working in a fast pace environment


    Stock Room Assistant

    2012 - 2013

    Responsibility: * Assisting and providing quality service to customers * Processing deliveries in a fast-paced environment * Ensuring stock was labelled, sized and stored correctly * Monitoring and managing the target chart to keep on target


    Legal assistant

    2010 - 2010

    Two weeks work experience in ------- Responsibility: * Booking client appointments and dealing with telephone enquiries. * Shadowing and assisting the solicitor with case work by drafting and taking minuets. * Filing of case files and proofreading of documents.


    Education History

    2006 - 2011

    Name of Institution: Bexley Business Academy

    Education Title: GCSE

    Major: Maths, English, Science

    Description: 10 GCSEs: Grade A-C, including Maths, English and Science


    2011 - 2013

    Name of Institution: Christ the King Sixth Form College

    Education Title: BTEC National Diploma

    Major: Business

    Description: Distinction* Distinction* Distinction*


    2013 - 2016

    Name of Institution: University of Leicester

    Education Title: Bachelor of Laws

    Major: Mental Health Law, Law

    Description: LLB Law Degree Lower second class honours (2:2) Elective modules: Family Law, Mental Health Law, and Law of Evidence.


    2016 - 2018

    Name of Institution: University of Law

    Education Title: Legal Practice Course

    Description: Elective modules: Family Law, Advanced Real Estate, , Private Client and Employment Law. LLM in Immigration Law - Pass



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    Education

     

    2016 -2018: University of Law                                                                          

    LPC, LLM Pass

    Elective modules: Family Law, Advanced Real Estate, , Private Client and Employment Law.

    LLM in Immigration Law Pass

     

    2013 2016: University of Leicester                                                                                                     

    LLB Law Degree

    Lower second class honours (2:2)

    Elective modules: Family Law, Mental Health Law, and Law of Evidence.

     

    2011-2013: Christ the King Sixth Form College                                                                            

    BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

    Distinction* Distinction* Distinction*

     

    2006-2011: Bexley Business Academy Secondary school                                              

    10 GCSEs: Grade A-C, including Maths, English and Science

     

    Legal experience

     

    Medway Council

     

    October 2019 Current

    Position Held:                                Family and Child Care Paralegal

    Responsibilities:

     

    ·       Direct support with fee earners in care proceedings, assisting with workload

    ·       Drafting case summarys/position statements

    ·       Managing pre-proceeding care matters

    ·       Assisting with bundling and court preparation

    ·       Correspondence through emails and telephone calls to the court, clients, parties, judge and other organisations

    ·       My role requires me to engage with several organisations such as the police, doctors, experts such as psychologist

    ·       Considering various documents and drafting threshold documents and applications such as care orders, disclosure orders and DOLS.

    ·       Advocacy, attending court hearings and taking minutes and supporting the clients

    ·       This role requires me to meet a daily target of 7 hours and half in chargeable and non-chargeable units of time recording

    ·       Attending meetings (referred to as PLO) to assist our clients and the other party to an come to an mutual agreement

    ·       This role requires me to be on duty desk once a week, where I deal with different queries that come in by telephone and emails

    ·       Performing basic administrative tasks, such as filing, closing files and collating file. This role requires me to close files every Friday.

     

     

    Duncan Lewis Solicitors

     

    October 2018 September 2019                                        

    Position held:                                   Family and Child Care Paralegal                

    Responsibilities:                                                                

    ·       Directly assisting the Family Law Director and supporting other fee earners within the Child Care department

    ·       Drafting witness statements, applications and various documents

    ·       Interviewing potential new clients to see if we can take on the case

    ·       Completing conflict checks on each client and any connected persons

    ·       Reviewing documents required for funding, reviewing all transactions to ensure there are no discrepancies in information provided or anything concerning

    ·       Opening files for new clients and completing the application for funding

    ·       Considering extensive documents and drafting a summary of each document to the client

    ·       Face to face interaction with clients, fee earners, Barrister and Judges

    ·       Advocacy in domestic violent cases, representing clients in urgent hearings at court

    ·       Dealing with Legal Aid applications

    ·       Attending court hearings and taking minuets for Barristers

    ·       Advising clients

    ·       Dealing with correspondence, emails, letters and phone calls

    ·       Managing own clients and matter

    ·       Performing basic administrative tasks, such as filing, closing files and collating file

    ·       Daily targets of time recording and billing

    ·       Working under pressure and with strict deadlines

     

     

    Westminster Magistrates Court         

     

    September 2017 August 2018        

    Position held:                                 Court and office administrator

    Responsibility:                            

    Work related to all aspects of hearing preparation:

    ·       Preparation of court case files ready to be presented in court

    ·       Collating Court case files

    ·       Case entry, opening cases and the listing of hearings

    ·       Filing away active and inactive documents

    ·       Correspondents through emails and telephone enquiries

    ·       Face to face interaction, with Solicitors, Judges and the public

    ·       Scanning and photocopying

     

    Pro-Bono Street Law                        

    One month in November 2016        

    Position held:                         Volunteering and presenting at a homeless shelter

    Responsibility:         

    ·       Substantial research on the issues of homelessness, trespassing and the law

    ·       Organising group meetings, booking of rooms and setting deadlines

    ·       Presentation of the research gathered to the shelter in the form of a leaflet

    ·       One to one interaction with the homeless people at the centre

     

    K&S Law Solicitors

     

    Two weeks work experience in April 2010

    Position held:                         Legal assistant

    Responsibility:

     

    ·       Booking client appointments and dealing with telephone enquiries.

    ·       Shadowing and assisting the solicitor with case work by drafting and taking minuets.

    ·       Filing of case files and proofreading of documents.

     

    Other employment

     

    River Island plc    

     

    2015 2016                                                                                           

    Position held:                 Sales Assistant

    Responsibility:

    ·       Dealing with the customers and practically approaching them

    ·       Handling of money

    ·       Meeting daily targets for the children department

    ·       Managing and directing the menswear shop floor, ensuring the floor was covered with staff

    ·       Organising and working in a fast pace environment

     

    NEXT retail    

                 

    August 2012 -2013

    Position held:                 Stock Room Assistant

    Responsibility:

     

    ·       Assisting and providing quality service to customers        

    ·       Processing deliveries in a fast-paced environment

    ·       Ensuring stock was labelled, sized and stored correctly

    ·       Monitoring and managing the target chart to keep on target

     

    Dollhouse events team                                                                      

    As and when available

    Position Held:         Wedding decorator/Director

    Responsibility:

    Ø       Events organisation

    Ø       Directing guests and performers to their allocated areas

    Ø       Setting up the hall and decorating it in a team

    Ø       Organising the order of events for the day, ensuring that everything is where it should be

     

    Skills, awards and interests

     

    ·       Advanced skill in word, IT and intermediate in excel, understanding of the SRA code of conduct.

    ·       Problem solving

    ·       Events Planning, Planned and spearheaded three annual retreats

    ·       Singing and leading a choir/Founder of the worship night

    ·       Previous vice president at the University Gospel choir.

    ·       Advanced award-winning Baton twirler, cheerleader and judge.

    ·       Going out with friends and family and socialising.

    ·       Sitting and observing court hearings.

     

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