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Paralegal, Private Client, Guildford (HR0252)

27 Sep 2018

 

JOB TITLE

Paralegal (HR0252)

GROUP

Private Client  

LOCATION

Guildford

HOURS

9.15am – 5.15pm Monday to Friday (1 hour for lunch)

SALARY

Dependent on experience

BENEFITS

  • 21.5 days holiday p/a plus 3.5 over the Christmas period
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Perkbox (Discounts on food and drink, entertainment and shopping.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Season ticket loans
  • 5% pension contribution

TEAM INFO

You will work alongside the 2 Partners and 4 Staff in the Private Client Guildford team, with the wider Private Client department consisting of over  31 staff and Partners being based in our other offices.

 

THE FIRM AND ROLE

DMH Stallard is a legal 100 firm with a headcount of 303, which provides integrated legal services from offices in London, Gatwick, Guildford, Horsham and Brighton. We were awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year by South East Dealmakers in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

 

Are you an enthusiastic and organised individual with previous legal work experience or legal academic knowledge?  Are you client focused and able to work well as part of a team?  Do you want to work for an award winning, supportive law firm that develops their own?  This could be the beginning of the rest of your career!

 

We are looking for a Paralegal to assist the Partners and Associates in the Private Client team in Guildford. You will be based primarily in the Guildford office, but there may be a requirement to travel to other offices from time to time.

 

You will conduct a variety of tasks to include general administrative tasks and support, answering the telephone, filing, printing, scanning and binding, photocopying, research, drafting correspondence, drafting simple wills, letter of wishes, trust documents, Lasting Powers of Attorney and all associated documents, assisting with simple probate administration and the preparation of Estate Accounts. We would expect your role to develop as experience allows with the balance of the role remaining flexible, based on the mix of work at a given time.

 

WHO AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The key criteria for the ideal candidate will include: 

 

  • Previous legal work experience or academic knowledge.  Ideally private client services experience (estate accounts and simple trust administration).
  • A commitment to excellent client care and enthusiasm for private client work.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly with experience in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing, including dealing directly with clients when required.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Numerate.
  • Strong team working ethic.
  • Effective administrative skills.
  • Flexibility.
  • Accurate and efficient time recording skills.
  • Able to identify problems, complaints and risk management.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be proactive.
  • Experience in a case manager system desirable, but full training will be given.

 

For a full job description, click here.

 

This is a great opportunity for someone enthusiastic and reliable to work within a forward thinking, award winning law firm.

 

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