Everys has been providing high quality legal advice to families and businesses across the region for many years. Offering a full range of legal services delivered professionally yet personally, we place great value on the on-going relationships we have with our clients. We always provide a welcoming and helpful service, with clear communication at the heart of everything we do.
We believe in developing and maintaining strong links with the communities in which we work and live and are strong supporters of a wide range of sporting and charitable organisation across Devon and Somerset.
We are proud to be able to provide the reassurance of dealing with a leading regional law firm.
Private Client work is a key area of practice at Everys and it is the largest department in the firm. Our clients including farmers, landowners and High Net Worth Individuals which gives us a client base to rival any firm in the South West. Our Private Client department deals with a broad range of work and comprises twenty two members of staff; including both fee earning and support staff. We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.
Owing to the continuing volume of high quality work and the progression of previous paralegals to Periods of Recognised Training with the firm, we are currently looking for a bright, organised and motivated Paralegal to join our Private Client Department based in our Honiton office.
The successful candidate will be required to provide an important contribution to the work of the Private Client Department supporting the on-going growth and development of the department’s activities, and contributing to the growth of client work and fee income.
You will need to work effectively with clients, and other members of both the private client department and the Honiton office. You will be expected to deal professionally and efficiently with a wide range of work under supervision whilst complying with procedures and working practices.
The role will include the need for the successful candidate to produce the majority of your own documents and correspondence through use of our case management system and to undertake their own administrative duties.
- To administer and progress (under solicitor supervision and according to experience ) private client files (and other surrounding activities as appropriate), which may include:
- The preparation of applications to register Powers of Attorney
- Preparing letters, drafting Oaths and other documents on Probate files
- Preparing Wills, Powers of Attorneys and related correspondence
- Preparing other letters and documents using case management software
- Liaising with clients by telephone and in person
- File opening, maintenance, and closing
- Ability to undertake own filing and administrative duties
You must be able to demonstrate the following:
Educated to degree level or extensive work based experience
Excellent IT skills to include the use of case management software
Experience of working in a private client department undertaking this nature of work would be preferable
A focus on developing and maintaining professional and effective client relationships at all levels, with excellent communication and relationship management skills.
A flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment.
Ability to work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas and offices.
Ability to meet financial and non-financial targets together with other broader objectives set for successful performance of this role.
Demonstrate ability to follow procedures in accordance with professional body requirements; for example, Lexcel compliance, and firm’s internal procedures together with meeting all compliance and quality targets.
A flexible and enthusiastic approach which demonstrates commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis
The ability to undertake research, produce required reports and deal with complex documents
Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to produce work which is accurate and presented in a well ordered manner
Excellent organisational skills
Forward thinking with a willingness to embrace changing working practices and pro-actively get involved in the continuous improvement of services, products and processes
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise effectively
This is an excellent opportunities to become an integral member of our Private Client Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment. If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org