Legal Paralegal/PA

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Recruiter
Career Legal
Location
London
Salary
27000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
27 Sep 2017
Closes
25 Oct 2017
Category
Legal
Function
Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Skills/ Attributes
• Educated to at least degree level
• Previous Paralegal or administrative legal experience working within a law firm/professional services environment essential;
• Detail oriented with an ability to type quickly and accurately;
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Strong organisational and planning skills with a flexible, positive 'can-do' approach to work;
• Ability to effectively manage own workload and prioritise workload effectively;
• Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels;
• Excellent telephone manner is also essential;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners and clients;
• Resilient and calm under pressure;
• Pro-active and takes initiative;
• Strong client service orientation and proactive problem-solving skills;
• Proficient with Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications;

Responsibilities/Duties
• Answering telephone calls and dealing with client enquiries;
• Extensive diary management including setting up meetings, liaising with clients and client advisors;
• Dealing with expenses and petty cash claims;
• Drafting correspondence to clients and third parties;
• Coordinating client file matter opening, closing and archiving/recalling documents;
• Witnessing the execution of wills and related documents;
• Drafting oaths, deeds of indemnity and other tax documents;
• Preparing, collecting and/or delivering documents to Counsel;
• Administration of probate matters in accordance with Tax Group probate policy, including preparation of inheritance tax return and reviewing Estate accounts, and maintenance of probate spreadsheets;
• Collating, managing and maintaining electronic and hard copy documents;
• Assist with arranging and preparing for internal training to include dealing with room bookings and event coordination;
• Arranging, co-ordinating and attending conference calls;
• Preparing and updating complex trust structure diagrams;
• Producing Excel and Power Point documents as required;
• Note taking in meetings and producing attendance notes;
• Typing dictated attendance notes;
• Raising monthly invoices, liaising with accounts and chasing unpaid invoices and signed retainer letters;
• Collecting and filing client ID for compliance purposes;
• Attending regular internal "update" Tax meetings on specific matters and maintaining "action points" lists;
• Attending external know-how seminars and provide feedback;
• Dealing with daily post and scanning correspondence to the DMS;
• Dealing with accounts requests (cheques, BACS, etc.);