Paralegal - Private Client

 Location: Edinburgh
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: 9 days

Meraki Talent are currently recruiting for an experienced Private Client Paralegal to join a well-established Legal Firm based in Edinburgh City Centre. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic forward-thinking company who in return offer a very competitive salary & benefits package. Supporting a busy Private Client department this role is most suited to a Paralegal candidate with proven case management experience. Only candidates who match the full criteria will be considered.

Responsibilities of the Paralegal:

  • Working alongside solicitors, dealing with administration of estates of private clients 
  • Assisting and managing a portfolio of clients including drafting documents – e.g. powers of attorney and simple wills
  • Dealing with intestate cases, preparing Initial Writs for appointment of Executors Dative and bonds of caution
  • Preparing Initial Writs for special warrant under the Requirements of Writing Act
  • Dealing with HMRC and understanding of processes 
  • Arranging payment of items on behalf of clients, assistance with preparation of fees and involvement in administration of the department’s will reminder programme

Background of the Paralegal:

  • Experience as a paralegal in private client work
  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • Strong technical and IT skills
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Well organised, methodical and able to prioritise workload
  • Act professionally and be a representative for your department, be diligent and motivated to achieve the firm’s objectives
  • Ability to meet agreed fee earning targets and have an understanding of financial issues relevant to your role
  • Ability to manage time effectively to maximise the profitability of your work and develop your organisational skills
  • Ability to develop client relationship and client care skills by delivering high quality advice

Due to the high number of applications received for this role we are sadly unable to get back to every candidate. If you do not hear from us within 7 days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
Is this job for you? Cheryl wants: Paralegal, Private Client, Communication, Legal, Edinburgh
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Associate Consultant

Cheryl Gardner


Cheryl is based in our Edinburgh office and works within our Business Support team. Cheryl predominantly focuses on fulfilling on legal roles both in-house and for legal services firms.