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Probate Solicitor / Paralegal – Horwich

11 June 2024

Vacancy Description: Solicitor/Paralegal – Probate Department

Location: Horwich office

Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm – Monday to Friday (1 Hour Lunch)

Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience.

We have a vacancy for a qualified Solicitor or an experienced Paralegal/qualified CILEX to work in a busy Probate Department based at our Horwich office.

This role requires visiting clients; therefore, it is preferable for the successful candidate to have a full driving license together with a car for business use.

Job role

Working within a busy office with a friendly team of people, you will be expected to carry out the following duties:

To run a caseload and effectively maintain and housekeep the case management system
To provide a friendly, knowledgeable and professional service to our clients
Working as part of a team dealing with elderly clients and grieving families
Attending nursing homes and at the private homes of elderly clients
To be able to take instructions for Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate/ Administration of Estates and Court of Protection.
To be able to draft documents i.e. Wills and Powers of Attorney
To be able to submit applications to the Probate Registry
To ensure any request concerning a work related matter is undertaken within the agreed timeframe.
Filing and the accurate and complete maintenance of files
Accurately prepare routine correspondence ready for signature
Collating reports and documents, photocopying/scanning as appropriate
To meet all deadlines within the agreed timeframe
To be proactive with regard to your own career development
To develop transferable skills across the business
Ensuring that this key role is valued by the team and the clients

Skills Required

Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act
Must have good organisational skills
Must have attention to detail (Accuracy essential)
IT skills with full word processing skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Professional telephone manner
Ability to work well within a team
Motivated, friendly, confident, reliable, team player
Eager to learn and develop new skills, flexible
Positive attitude
Genuine interest in the legal environment and keen to pursue a career in law

Firm Details

The traditions and values, which first established this firm as an early pioneer of legal services continues to serve us well today. We still provide friendly, professional advice in the manner a traditional high street law firm would, but this is now blended with a 21st Century approach.

The practice has grown organically to incorporate nine offices stretching across the North West; three in Bolton and one in Atherton, Bury, Chester, Farnworth, Horwich and Middleton. Although we pride ourselves on being a regional firm, a number of our departments service clients throughout England and Wales.

The firm holds a number of industry related accreditations across all its service areas, in particular the Lexcel Practice Management Standard.

Benefits

Competitive salary
Pension scheme
Attendance bonus
Workplace nursery scheme
25 days a year plus bank holidays and an accrual system after 2 years
Birthday Holiday
Northern Rail discount scheme
Cycle2Work scheme
Referral schemes (PI, Conveyancing, Family & Wills/Probate)
Discounted Services (Conveyancing, Family & Wills)
Staff Introduction Scheme (Refer a success applicant and get £500)
Monthly Raffle Draw – 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes
Dress down once a month (linked to a chosen charity)
Annual Christmas Party & Events
Charity fundraisers

Training & Development

Training and development opportunities
Internal workshops
Compliance webinars

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