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Private Client Paralegal Support

Posted 31 January by Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

Role Purpose
Paralegal/support roles within relevant departments work alongside and supporting fee-earners working on behalf of the firm's clients to ensure continuity of service and client care.

Key Accountabilities

Paralegal/Support will be responsible for:

* General support services within the department including secretarial and typing support.
* Assisting fee-earners with their individual matters and deputising in their absence.
* Ensuring the department delivers the One Team and Quality Client Experience concepts.
* Contributing to the department's business plan where appropriate.
* Maintaining effective links with the Risk and Compliance Manager to ensure that quality standards and audit measures are implemented and monitored to agreed procedures and in line with the compliance plan.
* Ensuring support team cover is provided at all times including absence, holidays and lunchtime cover to ensure client care is maintained.
* Contributing to the development of departmental systems, IT use/application and any other resources enabling the department to operate more efficiently.
* Provide PA and support services to fee-earners as and when required including relevant administration, attending meetings and effective diary management for themselves and fee-earners.
* Ensuring (in accordance with agreed matter planning tools) each client matter is quoted, costed and billed at a profitable level.
* Attending client meetings to take notes, client instructions, etc.
* Assembly of trial bundles and disclosure.
* Their own individual flexibility in their approach to work.
* Attending departmental team meetings.

NB Paralegal/support roles will be given fee-earner tasks and as such will be required to time record their chargeable/non-chargeable time. Initially these roles will not be given a financial budget/target to meet however this will be reviewed after a period of 12 months.

Technical / Professional Expertise Preferred
* A good working knowledge of relevant technical expertise, processes and procedures
* Proficient in all Microsoft applications
* Minimal supervision required
* A total approach to client care and compliance standards
* A developing ability to commercial and financial awareness
* Good working knowledge of the firm's accounting and practice systems

Person Specification
Job holders should be able to demonstrate competencies as per the FBCMB Continuing Competency guide, namely: Job holder should be able to demonstrate the following Values:

* Self Awareness & Impact On Others
* Integrity
* Intellectual Flexibility & Knowledge
* Communication
* Working With Others
* Workload Management
* Client Relationship Management
* Integrity - We do the right thing
* Commitment - We keep our word
* Respect - We value our people
* Excellence - We give our best
* Collaboration - We work as one team

Please contact Connor Franks, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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Required skills

  • probate
  • wills
  • private client

Reference: 34367625

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