Paralegal/Newly Qualified Solicitor

Full-Time Paralegal/Newly Qualified Solicitor

Full-Time Paralegal/Newly Qualified Solicitor

Required for our client’s busy firm within their Private Client Department 5 days per week.

The Private Client team consists of four solicitors presently supported by three secretaries.

The suitable applicant will have good secretarial skills, as well as knowledge of Private Client work, enabling you to support the team both in an administrative and fee earning role. The tasks undertaken and the skills required are as follows:

You will be confident to work independently and provide support to senior fee earners. You should also be prepared to have client contact. You will have good keyboard skills and the ability to use Word for document production using audio digital dictation, approximate typing speed expected 65 wpm. You will manage emails and electronic diary through Outlook, have the ability to use the firm’s case management system and store all documents/correspondence relating to a matter in the case management system. You will possess good communication skills to liaise with clients and also others with whom we are in contact during the course of a matter, populate forms that are required in each department using the Oyez system and prioritise work load and tasks.

You will be required to follow the firm’s procedures including Accounts procedures that are adopted by the firm, have the ability to organise work and tasks efficiently to ensure maximum output and accuracy and undertake drafting such as Lasting Powers of Attorney, IHT forms and other private client related forms. You will also deal with initial enquiries from clients and prepare quotations and draft letters with sufficient guidance.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a good listener and numerate. It is essential to be IT proficient and able to support a busy and expanding department.

Private Client experience preferred but not essential.

9am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday and OFFICE BASED

£Negotiable

Surbiton area

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