Private Client Paralegal, Preston (Job ref 22PRE)

Why work for us?

With a first-class reputation within the industry for wills and probate work and being a Law Society WIQS Accredited Practice, you will join a team of hardworking and highly experienced wills, trusts and probate and Court of Protection experts who are dedicated to providing a high-quality and understanding service to clients. Extensive career progression and development opportunities.

Job Summary

Assisting Partners and fee earners with their varied caseload of private client matters, ranging from drafting of Wills, administration of estates, preparation of estate accounts, drafting deeds of variation and all related taxation issues, Court of Protection, Lasting Power of Attorney, trusts and tax planning. Assisting a Court of Protection Panel Deputy with a wide and varied caseload of deputyship files.

You will be responsible for delivering excellent service, which continually exceeds client expectations.

Responsibilities and Duties

Client Management

• Maintain good professional working relationships with clients, external institutions and organisations
• Attend meetings with clients where required
• Deliver legal services of outstanding quality that are focused on the client’s needs with a quick and accurate turnaround of legal documents

Technical Responsibilities

• Effectively manage and answer routine client enquiries in person and by telephone and email
• Draft correspondence, draft simple wills, letter of wishes, trust documents, Lasting Powers of Attorney and all associated documents, assist with simple probate administration and the preparation of Estate Accounts.
• To deliver a high-quality service to clients, dealing with them on the telephone and face-to-face in client meetings.
• Responsibility, under supervision, for assisting others within the Private Client group with their matters
• Preparation of correspondence and drafting wills and trust documents (with support) from precedents
• Proofreading, fact-checking, and the ability to send confidential documents to clients and others unsupervised.
• Case management and dealing with incoming emails and mail.
• Arranging appointments, taking messages, receiving and delivering documents.
• Open and close files.
• Through training and other means, to keep fully up to date with relevant legislation and practice

Qualifications and Skills

• Previous legal assistant experience would be preferred
• Have high levels of client care communication skills both written and verbal and be confident in handling calls.
• Excellent client-facing skills and a client-focused approach to service delivery
• Experience in using case management software and Microsoft office tools
• Self-motivated and able to work under pressure to strict deadlines/timescales
• An attention to detail
• Highly organised

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time, Permanent)
Salary: Competitive
Closing date: 7 August 2022
Applications to: Please apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to careers@birchallblackburn.co.uk quoting Job Ref 22PRE

Please note, that this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received.
No agencies.