LEGAL SUPPORT

Helping the professionally disorganised : allowing you to do less to acheive more

I started my legal career at the tender age of 20 and have continued to do so since then.  I am experienced and confident and a safe pair of hands, as I will build a relationship with your clients as my own.  I have worked with one (wo)man bands right the way through to uber-corporate global law firms, so I know my way around various systems and programmes and can seamlessly transition into your business like some kind of legal ninja.  You can get back to your clients, reassured that the other stuff is getting done.

If you require a service not described below then let's talk.

Legal Secretarial

These are the things that take you away from client work and fee-earning, and I actually enjoy doing!

Here are some of the things you can delegate to me:

  • file opening, closing and archiving

  • client care and retainer letters

  • preparing correspondence, proof-reading and amending documents

  • dealing with clients, via email or telephone

  • diary management, organising meetings/conferences

  • email and e-filing (I am au fait with a number of document management systems)

  • time recording

  • carry out AML searches and Land Registry searches

  • monthly billing to invoice your clients and following up on aged debtors to get your debtor days down

£35 per hour (minimum one hour per month)

Paralegal Support

As a sole practitioner or small law firm, sometimes you just need an extra pair of hands to do the legal-type stuff, but it is actually not worth your time doing it.  Plus the courts have clamped down on these things and I know several Grade A fee earners who had to fight to keep in their costs because the judge felt it should not have been done by them, but they had no-one else to do it!

Enter Chrissie.  I can do all of the following (and more!):

 

  • conduct research (PLC/LexisNexis) and report writing

  • draft and proof-read Court documents, witness statements etc

  • interview clients, attend meetings with counsel/experts (in the South Wales area)

  • prepare bundles - this is definitely one I know you'd rather not do!

£45 per hour (minimum one hour per month)

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