12 months ago
Job Title: Solicitor/Paralegal (Legal Assistant)
Department: Private Client (Contentious Probate)
Position: Full Time
Experience: 3-5 years
Location: Newton Abbot
WBW Solicitors is one of the largest legal practices in the South West, with offices based in
Newton Abbot, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Bovey Tracey and Launceston. With clearly
defined divisions catering for business and private clients, our teams are able to offer the very
best legal advice through a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses, across a
wide range of areas and commercial sectors.
The Role: Due to recent growth and expansion our well established and busy contentious probate team
are looking for a bright and motivated additional team member.
1) To provide a high quality, effective, legal service for WBW Solicitors as a member of
the contentious probate team in the Private Client Department.
2) To promote and develop the contentious probate team.
3) To promote and develop the firm.
4) Maintain the high reputation of the firm.
Legal Services To provide an efficient, effective and complete legal service ensuring client satisfaction at all
times; seeking support and advice from other members of the team whenever necessary.
Skill and Knowledge
To develop personal skills, expertise and experience in the area of private client and
contentious probate. To be aware of current issues and updates. To have carried a full
caseload for at least 3 years, with a good proportion of this being contentious probate.
ACTAPS and/or STEP membership welcomed but not essential.
To make sure that quality standards are understood and adhered to at all times. To promote
a high quality of service and to maintain file administration, carry out reviews as directed and
comply with the firm’s quality standards policies and procedures outlined in the firm’s Practice
Manual. To adhere to the firm’s Equality and Diversity Policy at all times.
To achieve any billing, time and fee earning targets set; to co-operate with the firm’s credit
control arrangements; to manage time effectively and ensure billing is carried out regularly.
Ensure recommendations and cross-referrals occur to other departments and personnel
within the firm.
The Candidate The successful applicant must be able to work effectively within a team. The contentious team
work closely and a strong team ethos is essential. Task assignment amongst the team is
constant to ensure the matter is undertaken in the most cost effective manner possible.
Possess the willingness to promote the firm and develop personal connections; to market the
services of the department internally to the rest of the firm and WBW’s services as a whole
externally. Experience in marketing and practice development would be welcomed.
The successful candidate must be professional, organised, competent, enthusiastic and
ambitious. To work with other fee earners and seek advice and assistance whenever needed
to develop knowledge and skills, and to improve ability. Ensure that all courses booked are
attended including any management courses provided to develop personal skills.
Need to have access to a motor vehicle for work use and be insured for work purposes. The
contentious probate team is based within our Newton Abbot office and the successful
candidate will primarily work from here. However, we also have offices in Torquay, Bovey
Tracey, Exeter, Paignton and Launceston and the successful candidate must be able to travel
to these offices independently as and when required.
Contact Details: If you would like further information or would be interested in applying for this vacancy please
contact Julie Bond, HR Manager at WBW Solicitors on firstname.lastname@example.org.