Paralegal Exeter 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join the Trusts & Estates department based in our Exeter office.
What you'll do
As a key member of the team, you will be responsible for assisting senior fee earners in the department with a range of complex matters. You may also be responsible for running some of your own files.
The role will involve a broad range of private client work, which will initially include focusing on assisting with our Court of Protection and professional attorneyship / deputyship administration workload and in time including assisting the team with general trust administration, registration of trusts on the Trust Registration Service and drafting a range of deeds where required. You will also provide the team with assistance with administrative tasks to include billing, compliance reviews and file opening procedures. Alongside this, you will research on developments in the law and communicate updates to team members and help with ongoing projects.
The position is office based but the role will require you to be able to travel to other offices or clients addresses from time to time and therefore a driving licence together with access to a vehicle (with the appropriate insurance) is required.
Who you are
In this busy and challenging role, you will need to be highly motivated, organised and methodical in order to manage the workload and meet clients' needs on a daily basis. Ideally, you will have previous experience of working in private client as a Paralegal. You will need to be flexible, calm under pressure and able to effectively prioritise your work. We will expect you to have excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills in order to deliver exceptional client service.
We are flexible about the training route you have taken to date, so you might have completed a Law degree and LPC. Regardless of this, you will be seeking to take on high levels of responsibility from the outset, and be keen to learn and progress over time. Previous experience working in a law firm setting is desirable, but not essential.
Why join Team Ashfords?
Ask our people, and they will tell you that they genuinely enjoy coming to work and spending time with their colleagues. We're confident that once you discover our open and friendly culture, it won't take long for you to feel the same.
We have a genuine team approach at Ashfords because we know that when talented people work together, we achieve more for our clients and each other.
We also recognise that each of our career journeys is unique. So, we will be ambitious for you and give you the support you need to develop your career, your way. Importantly, we will give you the space and flexibility for your life outside work too.
Our goal? To help you realise your full potential as part of a forward-thinking team and business. That's what sets us apart.
We offer a range of benefits to support you at work and at home.
This includes a flexible working framework giving you the freedom to mix home and office working, extra annual leave for your birthday and the option to buy more holiday.
We have a comprehensive package to support physical and mental health including onsite yoga classes and a gym at our head office, healthcare plans, an Employee Assistance programme and free access for you and up to five friends to the 'Calm' Mindfulness App.
You'll also have the chance to get involved in our responsible business programme, including fundraising initiatives through the Ashfords Foundation and bringing your energy to our environment or diversity groups.
Interested in this vacancy but not sure you match all the requirements? At Ashfords, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer training and development opportunities to all of our people to help everyone reach their full potential. Even if your skills and experience aren't a perfect match, we'd still love to hear from you. If you're not the right candidate for this role, you could be the right candidate for other positions at Ashfords.
For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jess Iley, Talent Attraction Manager, on 01392 334 003, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Or apply now, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.