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Trainee Paralegal/Paralegal Private Client - Lincoln

We are a leading "Top 200" Law Firm and provider of wealth management services, based in Lincolnshire and across the Midlands. Established in 1856, we are considered to be one of the oldest law firms in the UK.

Benefits:

Some of the great benefits that we offer are:

  • Generous holiday entitlements
  • Staff discount on legal fees
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance at 3 x salary
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The role:

The ideal candidate will have a real passion for Private Client work and a good level of knowledge and/or experience in this area. Strong research skills are essential.

You will be a confident, proactive and structured individual who will become involved in a broad range of matters including:-

  • Preparation of Wills;
  • Preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney to include registration of EPAs and LPAs;  
  • File opening administration;
  • Estate Administration including visiting properties;
  • Trust Administration;
  • Dealing with initial enquiries;
  • File Closures.

In addition, you will work with the Company’s Marketing Team to promote and enhance the good reputation and business of the Company. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide an ongoing service to existing clients.
  • To work with Partners and other Fee Earners to develop new business.
  • Develop and enhance the Private Client Departments, maximising cross referrals across all offices and areas of the business.
  • To produce fee income in line with targets and agreed objectives.
  • To keep informed of all changes in the Law and Practice in own area of work.
  • Maintain and enhance up to date legal skills.
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate daily records of time spent on client and internal work.
  • Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the Company’s quality and risk procedures.
  • Maintain and record the appropriate information in the wills and deeds store.

Hours of Work: 09.00 – 17.15 hrs Monday to Friday (36.25 hours per week)
Location: Lincoln
Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Person Specification:            

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Fully IT literate.

Word processing skills.

Clear understanding of confidentiality/Data Protection.

Legal Qualification. 

Previous experience of SOS Connect.

Knowledge

Previous experience within a legal setting.

 

Skills

Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Structured and organised. 

Excellent telephone manner.

 

Competencies

Proactive and tactful.

Supporting and highly efficient.

 

Attributes

Willing to be flexible with the demands of the company.

 

Other

The ability to travel between Chattertons offices and attend out of office appointments therefore full driving licence and access to car   

 

 

APPLY NOW

Please email your CV and covering letter to the HR Department: hr@chattertons.com    

Chattertons recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. The firm has an Equality and Diversity Policy and this sets out the firm’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.  This is available upon request. 

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