Paralegal - Wills & Probate

Location
Wales, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Pontypridd
Salary
£15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted
17 Nov 2017
Closes
01 Dec 2017
Ref
00075938
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Contract/Interim
Hours
Full Time
This Niche Private Client firm currently has a vacancy for a paralegal in their Private Client team with working patterns between 8.45am and 5.15pm.

The role will involve managing a caseload of files, to include: -

In addition to supporting the fee earners in the department and being able to manage a file with supervision, you will also require the following ability:

- Communicating on the telephone and corresponding with clients, beneficiaries, asset holders, HM Revenue & Customs, HMCTS and other third parties
- Drafting legal documents
- Preparing tax calculations and HMRC returns
- Preparing accounts
- Undertaking legal research, as required.
- Working to strict deadlines and service level agreements using a case management system
- Working proactively to conclude cases in a timely and sensitive manner
- Working with Solicitors and Associates to develop and maintain effective client relationships
- Managing own case load as well as supporting other fee earners
- Advising on the law relating to wills, trusts, estates and tax
- Drafting Wills
- Lasting Powers of Attorneys
- Knowledge of Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Act

Experience of non-contentious probate work, in particular, estates administration, is advantageous.

The role will involve communication with clients via the telephone and face to face contact, therefore inter-personal and listening skills are essential.

The individual will also have sound organisational, written and time management skills as well as a good eye for detail.

The ideal candidate will be an LPC graduate who has undertaken the private client elective, or holds similar academic achievement.

You must hold a full licence and access to a car due to the nature of the role.