Working as a Paralegal in our Gatwick Tax, Trust and Estates team, you’ll provide day to day support and assistance to the fee earners in relation to the team's clients and caseloads, including dealing with new client enquiries, drafting documents (letters, wills, powers of attorney and probate papers), probate case management, legal research, speaking with clients, experts and supporting the team's business development activities.
We are looking for a Law graduate who ideally has experience of working in a similar role previously. You’ll be able to work quickly and accurately whilst also always giving excellent client care. Given the nature of the role, it’s essential that you are an exceptional and confident communicator as you’ll work as part of this highly respected team to assist clients and the firm’s trust corporation to the highest of your ability.
Your attention to detail and written communication must be second to none. Your role will involve processing client work allocated to you by your supervisor; managing day-to-day probate cases, drafting standard wills, powers of attorney, oaths for executors and inheritance tax forms.
To meet your monthly targets you’ll need to be experienced in multi-tasking and keeping to tight deadlines. Whilst planning and prioritising will be the key to your success, you’ll also need to be flexible and quick to respond to requests at short notice. You’ll be experienced in following set guidelines and processes, but with the ability and confidence to use your own judgement where required and to complete written tasks to a high standard.
If you are looking for the next step in your career and would like to join a friendly and well-respected team, we would love to hear from you.
In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.
As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.
The background checks made will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.
The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.
Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.