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Paralegal – Private Client/ Private Wealth, Lymington

A talented Paralegal, Legal Assistant or Legal Executive with good experience gained in Private Client/ Private Wealth areas is now required by our progressive legal client in the New Forest. If you are looking to further your career within a dynamic law firm, then this could be an excellent career move.

The role will be based within their specialist Private Client/ Private Wealth department dealing with a range of specialist legal areas including Trusts, Tax, Probate, Estate Administration, Court of Protection, Deputyship, LPA’s, Wills and IHT particularly relating to rural and countryside estates and agricultural matters.

Suitable candidates must have a minimum of two to four years experience as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant or Legal Executive within a UK law firm and will be confident in handling their own files and working with modest supervision.

The role will involve:

Administrative tasks relating to cases

Working closely with other fee-earners, researching and analysing data

Opening files and preparing case notes

Report writing

Drafting documents

Client liaison and communication in person, by email and on the phone

Taking ownership of cases and working with minimal supervision

Court work where appropriate

Networking & Marketing activities to develop new work


Skills required:

A strong general legal background and interest in Countryside/ rural matters

Knowledge of Trusts, Tax & Wealth Planning

Drafting skills

Passionate and enthusiastic to progress their legal career

Good IT skills including Word and Excel

Excellent communication and client handling skills

Highly organised and efficient

An effective team player

Strong time management skills

Good academic record including a Law Degree and/or LPC qualification or ILEX, part or fully qualified

A professional approach when dealing colleagues and clients alike. Previous experience gained within Private Client would be an advantage.

This is a permanent, full time role offering an excellent remuneration package and the opportunity to progress within a high profile department. Please apply now if you feel you have the experience and attributes required.

All applications will be reviewed within 2 working days and short listed candidates contacted within that time frame.