Legal Assistant Probate

Alexander Mae Recruitment
Bristol, UK
15 Aug 2019
14 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

Our client is an award-winning, full service, commercial law firm and they are rapidly developing a national reputation for its innovative approach to delivering legal services. They operate in the financial services, leisure, retail & consumer goods, technology & media, renewables, housing and public sectors. Their specialisms are real estate, banking and finance, commercial, corporate, employment, dispute resolution and litigation.

The Job:

We are delighted to be assisting our client for a Legal Assistant within their probate team. For this role they are looking for someone with experience gained with trust and will drafting.

Main responsibilities within this role will include:
  • Day to day remit will involve mainly probate work and this will be a combination of working for clients and also acting on estates where a bank is executor of estates for high net worth individuals.
  • Work (with supervision) on estates including those of high value and involving discretionary Wills, and nil rate band Wills
  • Will drafting
  • Trust drafting and administration
  • Powers of attorney and mental capacity law

The Person:

For this role our client is looking for someone ideally with:
  • At least 1 years' hands on experience in estate administration and has some experience of probate and excellent client facing skills.
  • The ability to prioritise work and meet strict timescales
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular ability to work with trust and estate accounts based on Excel
  • Able to deal with clients with empathy and professionalism
  • Confident written and communication skills

The Benefits:

Contributory Pension, Group Life, Private Medical Insurance, 25 days holiday & a flexible benefits scheme.

The Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

The Location:

Central Bristol, no car parking.

The Salary:

Up to £27,500

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