Paralegal - Court of Protection

UK-London
Job ID
2017-1181
Department
Private Client
Type
Permanent Full-Time
Salary
Dependent on Experience

About the Role

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our well established Private Client team in London. In this role you will provide administrative and legal support to the team, predominantly supporting an Associate that specialises in Court of Protection work. The team specialise in dealing with a wide variety of private client working including wills & probate, estate planning, tax and court of protection. Your duties will include;

 

  • Providing administrative support to fee earners including file-opening, telephone management, audio-typing, filing/archiving, photocopying, email management and dealing with post;
  • Draft documents and bills, under supervision, using appropriate precedents and templates to accurately reflect fee earner instructions;

  • Undertake basic legal processes, under supervision, such as obtaining relevant documentation, arranging case meetings, arranging funding, liaising with the court, completing relevant forms and processing monies;

  • Undertake legal research where requested by fee earners
  • Provide administrative support for business development and marketing activities including booking facilities and refreshments, booking specialist, preparing presentation materials and associated marketing documentation;
  • Manage diaries (both individual and group) to ensure key dates are adhered to;
  • Ensure adherence to all affiliations and standards connected to the department.

 

About You

Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience within an legal role
  • Previous experience gained within a private client team
  • Court of Protection experience is highly desirable
  • Legal qualifications are essential
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Client service focused with a great telephone manner

Core Behaviours: 

  • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
  • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
  • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
  • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
  • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
  • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

About Us

 

 

Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices. We have the combined expertise of 470 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

 

We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

 

And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last four years.

 

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits.

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!

 

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