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8 months ago
Irwin Mitchell LLP
Salary: Negotiable
Company benefits: Flexible working hours, Pension scheme, Car Parking
Location: South East, Sevenoaks, West Sussex, Crawley, Gatwick
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Graduate
Contact: Sophie Mawdsley
Sector: Private Client
Category: Legal Assistant Jobs, Paralegal Jobs

Private Wealth

We have recently been recognised as a one of only 12 law firms classed as a Tier 1 law firm in the 2018 eprivateclient Top Law Firms rankings. Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s success follows its nomination for Private Client Team of the Year at the 2017 British Legal Awards for the second year running, which the team won in 2016.

The Role  

Working as a Paralegal, you’ll provide day to day support and assistance to the fee earners in relation to the team's clients and caseloads, including dealing with new client enquiries, drafting documents (letters, wills, powers of attorney and probate papers), probate case management, legal research, speaking with clients, experts and supporting the team's business development activities/events. To meet your monthly targets you’ll need to be experienced in multi-tasking and keeping to tight deadlines. Whilst planning and prioritising will be the key to your success, you’ll also need to be flexible and quick to respond to requests at short notice. You’ll be experienced in following set guidelines and processes, but with the ability and confidence to use your own judgement where required and to complete written tasks to a high standard (e.g. grammatical and technical accuracy).

You'll be an exceptional communicator with the ability to work collaboratively with your colleagues as well as liaising regularly with clients, ensuring they are kept fully informed at all times. Ideally we'd like you have some experience of working within the Private Client sphere and as such you'll take responsibility for the day to day management of probate cases. You will also be able to accurately draft standard wills, powers of attorney, oaths for executors and inheritance tax forms. Given the nature of the work, you will be able to work with professionalism, tact and discretion at all times and always work to provide the best service to our clients.

If you are ambitious, driven and interested in developing your knowledge of private client work, we would love to hear from you.  

The Benefits  

In addition to your competitive basic salary we have an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

The Company  

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.  

We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms.  

Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.   

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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