Lawstop (London) – Education Paralegals/Caseworkers

Salary: £26,000

Closing date: 29 June at 5pm

Lawstop, an expanding legal aid law practice, is seeking top calibre education paralegals/caseworkers.

The position will involve conducting initial client interviews and recording their instructions, advising clients, communicating with external bodies, time recording, and general administrative duties.

We require a mature, self-motivated individual with excellent spoken and written communication skills, the ability to quickly absorb legal information and to conduct legal research. You will have very good organisational and time management skills and be able to produce documents to tight deadlines. Patience and tact are necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is our priority.

As a case worker joining our friendly team, we will provide support and on-going training; however, you must have enough experience to hit the ground running. We are a versatile and adaptive practice with a unique approach to the delivery of legal services. Make a difference, join Lawstop.

This long-term position would be ideal for a person seeking experience in housing, community care or education law and who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

This is a position ideally looking for those who have existing experience of working within Education/SEN matters. However, candidates who possess experience with Private Practice specialising in Education Law are still encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities and duties of the Education Paralegal role:

  • Handling SEN appeals.
  • Taking instructions from clients.
  • Liaising with courts.
  • Managing the case management system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply and interpret Education related Law.
  • Draft client emails for Tribunal cases and Create bundles/supplemental bundles.
  • Liaise closely with clients and support the Education Solicitors.
  • Take instructions, provide general advice on Education matters and carry out research.
  • Prepare applications and responses and draft documents and correspondence.
  • Liaise with witnesses and attend meetings when required.
  • Draft Requests to the Tribunal under the guidance of the Solicitor.

You must have:

  • A strong academic background with a Law degree.
  • Initiative and time management skills.
  • A desire to want to help people and experience working with vulnerable people.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Legal aid experience is very desirable.

Please provide your CV and covering letter to Mary Bennett at maryb@lawstop.co.uk