Paralegal - Private Client, Honiton (LSW2855)

Legal Southwest
17 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Client is an independent law firm with recognised expertise in specialist market sectors. They have an extensive client base, many of whom are high profile, and they cover a broad range of industry sectors within the UK and internationally. They have eight offices across the West Country, one in London and the Middle East.

They are a forward-thinking firm and invest in IT systems and ongoing staff training. Their superlative client care and legal practice management have been recognised by the Law Society through its Lexcel accreditation.

Private Client work is a key area of practice at this firm and it is the largest department in the firm and deals with a broad range of work and comprises twenty six members of staff; including both fee earning and support staff. They are proud of their inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service their clients and colleagues.

The Role

Owing to the continuing volume of high-quality work and the progression of previous paralegals to Periods of Recognised Training with the firm they are currently looking for a bright, organised and motivated Paralegal to join the Private Client Department based in the Honiton office.

The successful candidate will be required to provide an important contribution to the work of the Private Client Department supporting the on-going growth and development of the department’s activities and contributing to the growth of client work and fee income.

You will need to work effectively with clients, and other members of both the private client department and the Honiton office. You will be expected to deal professionally and efficiently with a wide range of work under supervision whilst complying with procedures and working practices.

The role will include the need for the successful candidate to produce the majority of your own documents and correspondence through use of the case management system and to undertake your own administrative duties.

Key Responsibilities

To administer and progress (under solicitor supervision and according to experience) private client files (and other surrounding activities as appropriate), which may include

The preparation of applications to register Powers of Attorney

Preparing letters, drafting Oaths and other documents on Probate files

Preparing Wills, Powers of Attorneys and related correspondence

Preparing other letters and documents using case management software

Liaising with clients by telephone and in person

File opening, maintenance, and closing

Ability to undertake own filing and administrative duties

Benefits include;

Holidays: 23 days each year plus all the bank and public holidays. Rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service.

Happy Birthday Benefit.

Offices close on Christmas Eve and this day is also offered as an additional day’s leave.

Pension scheme with Scottish Widows.

Hours: - 9am - 5pm, holidays Monday - Friday (1 hour for lunch)

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send your CV in complete confidence and we will get back to you.

Legal Southwest will never, without exception, send out your CV without your prior knowledge or consent so please be assured that we treat every application with the utmost confidentiality.

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