Private Client Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Job Reference: BH-36708
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Law Staff
  • Location: Swindon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Private client
  • Personnel Type: Paralegal

Job Description

Job Title: Private Client Legal Assistant/Paralegal  
Location:  Wiltshire
Working Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM  
Salary: Negotiable (Dependent on Experience)

About the Role:
We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Private Client Legal Assistant/Paralegal to join our client's team. The successful candidate will assist a fee earner in managing a varied caseload, ensuring the highest level of client care and service.

Key Responsibilities:
- Assist the fee earner with day-to-day tasks related to private client matters.
- Manage and organize client files, ensuring all documents are properly filed and accessible.
- Draft and prepare legal documents, correspondence, and other materials as required.
- Conduct legal research to support ongoing cases.
- Liaise with clients, both in person and over the phone, providing updates and answering queries.
- Arrange and manage appointments, meetings, and other engagements for the fee earner.
- Assist with the administration of estates, including obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration.
- Prepare and process wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
- Handle confidential and sensitive information with the utmost discretion.

Requirements:
- Previous experience as a legal assistant or paralegal within a private client department.
- Strong organisational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Proficiency in using legal research tools and Microsoft Office applications.
- Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in all work.
- A proactive and self-motivated approach to work.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Professional demeanour and a commitment to providing excellent client service.

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