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Private Client Paralegal /Legal Assistant

Clayton Legal
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22 Sep 2021

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Private Client Paralegal/Legal Assistant


Salary up to £23,000 + Benefits

Our client is one of the leading law firms in the Northeast of England, providing a diverse range of legal services, enabling them to cover all their client's legal requirements.

Due to a departmental restructure and continued success, our client is now able to appoint a new Paralegal to join their successful and thriving private client department on a permanent basis.

As the newly appointed Paralegal you will have strong knowledge of private client matters from a previous Legal Assistant position but applications are also welcome from Private Client Legal Secretaries looking to step into this level of role. You will be assisting the Solicitors and Head of department with all aspects of Wills/Probate work and LPAs and there will be an opportunity for development. This will allow you to work independently under close supervision of the Private Client Partner.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required:

Minimum of 1 year's experience working within a busy Private Client Department either as a Secretary or Paralegal

Excellent verbal and written communication skills Great organisational and time management skills

Ability to work towards targets and tight deadlines

A work ethic that is second to none

An approachable and empathetic attitude towards clients

Exceptional organisational skills

The ability to work well under your own initiative

Duties & Responsibilities:

As the newly appointed Private Client Paralegal you will provide a high level of administrative support to the Private Client Team including the Head of Department, Solicitors and Fee Earners

You will assist on case files in accordance with Quality Assurance Standards

You will ensure all financial transactions are in line with the Solicitors Accounts Rules

Assist on the administration of estates

Complete elements of front-end compliance

Draft wills under the instruction of a fee earner


Flexibility with working hours

25 days holidays (plus bank)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an elite Private Client Department in a highly regarded and award-winning firm. With a real opportunity to springboard your career in Wills and Probate can you afford to miss out?

If this Private Client Paralegal role is of interest, please contact Laura on or forward a copy of your most recent CV to

Immediate interviews will be available for suitable candidates.

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