Legal/Administration Apprentice Plexus Law

Plexus Law is a specialist defendant insurance practice. The firm works with insurance companies, corporate and public sector clients.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon – Fri 9.00 am – 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The key result areas of the role:

  • To ensure that all work is progressed pro-actively and efficiently
  • To exercise high standards of client care at all times
  • To ensure compliance with the Firm's procedures relating to Best Practise, office administration and Health & Safety

Primary tasks may include:-

Client Administration:

  • Logging daily post and emails onto the Vectus Case Management System
  • Chasing documents or obtaining information for file handling
  • Dealing with CRU (Compensation Recovery Unit) related matters
  • Printing of new files and front sheets
  • Printing new instructions for files
  • Preparing acknowledgements of service
  • Photocopying, faxing, dealing with unreferenced post and sending post out.
  • Research tasks where required
  • Contacting court and Claimant Solicitors as appropriate
  • Transfer daily post to files

Additional Administration:

  • Take delivery of all incoming court proceedings
  • Prepare file inception front sheets
  • Carry out conflict checks on all files prior to inception
  • Allocate file to correct handler
  • Set up new matter numbers on the Arista time recording system
  • Organise documents on file into appropriate clips
  • Create initial letters and documents to Court, Claimant Solicitors, CRU and the insured as appropriate
  • Close and archive files in compliance with file closure guidelines
  • Ensure all filing is accurate, up to date and accessible to fee earning staff
  • Collation of files for Audit and logging out files on Vectus and ensuring return


  • Sorting post and emptying trays
  • Allocating unidentified monies into bank
  • Dealing with bulk receipts list
  • Producing receipts for automated postings
  • Producing bills
  • Producing cheques
  • Printing copy bills
  • Processing of expenses
  • Disbursement checking and posting and dealing with disbursement queries
  • Daily banking
  • Closing files

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time management

Personal qualities

  • Keen interest in law
  • Enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated
  • Positive work ethic
  • Initiative
  • Team player

Qualifications required

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English or equivalent
  • A-Levels (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) are essential for this role

Future prospects

The first and second cohorts of Apprentices were recruited in 2012 and 2013 and the majority have stayed within the firm. Some have chosen to complete a Level 3 or Level 4 Legal qualification and one has decided to pursue a career within the finance team.

Things to consider

Interviews will be held for this position week commencing 14th August 2017, with offers being made subject to exam results. The expected start date is September 2017. An assessment day will be included as part of the recruitment process. The date is to be confirmed by the employer. The qualification and duration of the apprenticeship will be confirmed by the employer. The employer is very supportive of staff development should an opportunity become available for the right candidate. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Plexus Law is a specialist defendant insurance practice with offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Croydon, Evesham, Liverpool and associated offices in Scotland. The firm works with insurance companies, corporate and public sector clients. Plexus Law has developed carefully tailored packages to meet specific needs stretching from a traditional relationship to the provision of bespoke in-house services. The firm has a reputation for responding innovatively to client needs, utilising the experience of its staff, emphasising the highest quality and focusing on managing costs in all cases.


Plexus Law



Old Hall Street


L3 9QJ

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Training provider

Should you be appointed to a Business Administration Apprenticeship position the likely qualification you will be studying for will be:

  • Level 3 Business Administration
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT, if Functional Skills are required

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

Damar Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Damar Training


Hannah Dodosn 0161 480 8171

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017