Job Description

Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Reading – Up to £27k DOE

Our client a well-established regional UK law firm with an impressive international reach Located close to Reading station are looking for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join their team.

The ideal candidate for this role will already have some Paralegal experience within a Commercial environment. You will be enthusiastic and will have a good degree of resilience and composure to provide a high- quality and professional service to our fee earners of the Wills, Trust & Probate Team, and our clients.

You will be part of a small, friendly team and valued for your individual contribution with support to develop your skills and experience by offering training to the right person.

As Paralegal/Legal Assistant

you will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with clients and third parties on behalf of and at the direction of senior fee earners
  • The administration of estates:
  • deal with initial correspondence and information gathering.
  • input data on the Intelliworks casework system.
  • prepare Probate papers.
  • realise assets and pay liabilities.
  • distribute estates

Drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney under the supervision of senior fee earners

  • Producing accurate documentation, reports and correspondence following standard office practices and precedents, to timescales required to meet clients service levels with the agreement of the fee earner
  • Ensuring that files are maintained in a good order and that clients are kept informed at frequent intervals (as required by supervising partner) of progress on matters, including being supplied with periodic case updated
  • Assisting with research
  • Assisting with the billing process including raising billing guides for fee earners and forwarding invoices to clients
  • Dealing with BACs forms for fee earners

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Ability to work unsupervised within scope of instructions/protocols from senior fee earners
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
  • Excellent IT skills plus good knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel spreadsheets)

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