Paralegal - �Personal and Family

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Legal
Region:
Scotland
Location:
Edinburgh
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
06/02/2020
Recruiter:
Additional Resources
Job Ref:
LWA/AR/053014

Paralegal - Personal and Family, Edinburgh

Salary: Dependent on experience

THE COMPANY
Our Client is a large international law firm headquartered in Scotland who combine the individual expertise of its colleagues, from all areas of the business, to deliver Enlightened Thinking - new knowledge and new legal possibilities that are uniquely suited to each of their clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

They are committed to investing in and developing their people and operate a bespoke development framework that has been designed to give you a clear understanding of the expectations of you at each stage in your career. In addition, they have a transparent promotion process and a dedicated training programme that has been put in place to develop both technical legal and business expertise.

JOB ROLE

An exciting opportunity for an experienced paralegal to join the Personal and Family practice team. As a key member of the team you will be responsible for your own caseload which will involve a broad range of private client work as detailed below.

The personal team are one of Scotland's largest teams of private client specialists and the aim of the practice area is to offer clients specialist advice which will meet all their personal, legal and tax requirements.

The successful candidate can expect client contact from the outset with a range of clients, including individuals, trustees, executors, and institutions; from all over Scotland, the UK and beyond.

MAIN DUTIES

- Dealing with the administration of trusts and executries (including high value taxable estates).
- Assisting in asset protection and capital gains tax mitigation in relation to trusts and executries.
- Dealing with guardianship administration.
- Preparation of wills and powers of attorney.
- Keeping in regular contact with clients by telephone, email and general correspondence.
- Working effectively with all members of the private client team including partners, solicitors, other paralegals, trust and tax accountants.
- Maintaining excellent financial management of own cases.
- The team is committed to maintaining expertise at the forefront of our field which may mean developing skills or being involved in additional areas of the law.


KEY SKILLS REQUIRED

- Previous experience of working in a private client team is essential
- Candidates with experience in administering executries and trusts and drafting wills and powers of attorney are encouraged to apply.
- Ability to manage a caseload and work to strict deadlines.
- Prepared, organised and able to prioritise.
- Committed to the highest level of client care and service.
- Committed to taking personal responsibility to learn on the job and keep knowledge up to date.
- Excellent accuracy and attention to detail, self-motivated and driven
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Communicates in a confident, clear and relaxed way.
- Ability to deal with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
- Genuine interest and enthusiasm for private client work.
- Case management and IT skills are beneficial but support and training in systems will be given.
- Commercial and profit focus.


You can expect to work in an environment that is challenging and rewarding in which you will be exposed to a wide variety of quality clients and transactions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work alongside, and learn from, some of Scotlands leading solicitors.

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Contact Details:
Additional Resources
Tel: 0845 450 6635
Fax: Law/ legal/ paralegal/ scotland 25-30k
Contact: Lucy
Email:

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