Legal Assistant


£12.42 Per Hour

Full Time


Plymouth, Devon


Posted about 1 month ago

Expires in 13 days

Job Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at Plymouth City Council via Pertemps Recruitment as a Legal Assistant within Debt Recovery. The hourly rate for this assignment is £12.42 and could last until December.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of debt recovery or at least experience as a legal secretary. You should be available immediately and able to work on a full-time basis Monday - Friday.
Hybrid working, after training, is available.

The general duties could include the following:
  • Managing a debt recovery caseload.
  • Managing court proceedings / Drafting applications
  • You will be comfortable with investigatory work as part of the debt recovery process. This will include letter writing, email and telephone correspondence.
  • Prepare or assist with the preparation of civil and criminal litigation, to include taking witness statements and preparing court bundles, including instruction to Counsel.
  • Formally represent the Authority as an advocate in contested summary prosecutions, interim applications for triable either way offences, and all civil applications arising in the Debt Recovery team.
  • Research law and case precedents in relation to the case, assessing risks and outcomes and all parties liabilities.
  • Under supervision, provide bespoke legal advice and assistance to relevant departments aiming to provide appropriate legal solutions.
To be considered for this post you should have either:
  • MILEX & 4 yrs qualifying experience
  • Degree in Law (or non Law Degree & CPE)
  • Debt recovery experience.

Please apply online to be considered for the post, or other opportunities within Plymouth City Council's legal department.
Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council

Neil Stevens

01752 604700

Division 389

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