Private Client Legal Executive or Paralegal

Recruiter
The Workshop
Location
Dartford
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Private Client Legal Executive or Paralegal

Our client, a well-established family run firm are seeking a bright and professional Paralegal or Legal Executive to support Partners and the department.

The team requires a paralegal to assist on all issues relating to private client work. The role comes with a high level of responsibility and you will also have direct client contact. The role will suit a keen and enthusiastic individual who is able to demonstrate previous employment experience within a law firm.

Main Duties:

  • The administration of estates
  • Succession and Tax planning
  • Assisting solicitors with administration of High value and complex estates
  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Applications to the Court of Protection


Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong organisational and time management skills are required as the role will involve the efficient and cost effective management of multiple files, often working to strict deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to demonstrate understanding of our clients' needs and expectations;
  • Good communications skills are also crucial as the successful candidate will have regular client contact and will often be required to explain complex areas of law in a simple and coherent way.
  • Focussed attention to detail, speed and accuracy are important for all written documentation;
  • The candidate should be a team player and contribute to the continued success of the team


Desirable Skills:

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience within Private Client would be an advantage, particularly dealing with all tax matters within a probate, inheritance and succession planning, Trusts, preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Administration of Estates.
  • Preferably a member or STEP


This role offers a great opportunity for a paralegal or legal executive and competitive salary.

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