Legal Support Assistant - Family


Vacancy: Legal Support Assistant – Family

Hours: Part-time, permanent contract
Location: Plymouth

Our Family Team

The team combines efficient legal support colleagues with trusted and experienced lawyers who together deliver outstanding client care across the full range of family services.  Divorce and situations involving children can be distressing and unpleasant so all members of the team work collaboratively to help clients resolve such issues in a caring and sensitive manner with minimal impact.

The team is headed up by Tony Hunt who is a Partner specialising in divorce, private law Children Act proceedings, financial issues and cohabitee disputes.  He is also ranked in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners UK and is a Legal 500 recommended lawyer.

Tony is joined in practice by Rebecca Giles who is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with over 27 years’ experience in family law, with particular emphasis on divorce and financial remedy work, cohabitation and TOLATA disputes, private law children work and domestic abuse.

Within our friendly and experienced family team, you will feel supported in what you do whilst enjoying the autonomy to use your initiative and self-manage your working day.

The Role

As a Legal Support Assistant, you will assist the fee earners in the team by providing effective administrative and secretarial support using a case management system and a wide range of business software applications.

You will be expected to have contact with clients, both in person and by telephone and email, as well as with other law firms and related professional organisations and agencies.

You will assist in ensuring that the work of the Family team is carried out in accordance with the firm’s own standards and you will endeavour to deliver a high quality, efficient and effective professional legal service by ensuring that documentation is prepared and produced to a consistently high standard within required deadlines.

Who You Are

Your role in the Family team is key so previous experience of working within the legal services profession, particularly in relation to family and divorce work, would be a distinct advantage although not essential,  providing you have enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and develop new skills with an interest in new technology and its application in an office environment.

You will be an efficient and effective administrator and a strong team player who is keen to both support and learn from colleagues.

You will:

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will be articulate and able to communicate clearly, concisely and without jargon.
  • Have experience of working with a variety of business software packages and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and other professional contacts.
  • Have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, as well as a good knowledge of grammar and its application.
  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative and under pressure, whilst maintaining a thorough, organised and methodical approach to your work.
  • Be flexible and adaptable when necessary.


Vacancy details

Position: Legal Support Assistant

Department: Family

Location: Plymouth

Contract: Part-time, permanent

Hours of Work: 21 hours per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022

The Reward

It is extremely important that all our team members feel valued and their hard work and commitment is recognised so we offer a generous remuneration package which makes Kitsons an employer of choice.

If you work for us, you will enjoy a range of benefits which include:

  • 33 days’ holiday per annum, which includes bank holidays.
  • An additional day’s leave on your birthday.
  • Western Provident Association (WPA) – health care cash plan for all employees.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Free staff legal services – wills and conveyancing.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Membership of Mindful Employer.
  • A range of initiatives to support physical and mental health wellbeing.

Find Out More and Apply

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy in our Family team or if you have any specific queries in relation to the roles and responsibilities, please contact Tony Hunt who is a Partner and Head of the Family team on 01803 202020.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy and would like an application pack,  please contact our HR Manager, Louise Mason, on 01803 202020.  Alternatively, please download a copy of our Employment Application Form and return your completed form to:

Miss L Mason
HR Manager
Kitsons LLP
Minerva House
Orchard Way
Edginswell Park
Devon      TQ2 7FA

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Mail: Miss L Mason, HR Manager, Kitsons LLP, Minerva House, Orchard Way, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7FA