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Paralegal

  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior Level
  • Legal
  • Chichester

Requirements

  • Law degree, and ideally LPC or CILEX (full or part qualified)
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively and to use initiative
  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances
  • A friendly, enthusiastic and can-do approach
  • Good/up to date IT skills
  • We’re proud of our values, and we’re looking for people who share them:
  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.
  • If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

Responsibilities

  • LPA preparation/EPA registration/COP applications - to take initial instructions from clients and to advise, after consultation with the Supervising Team Leader, on the legal action and all alternatives open to the client.
  • To draft appropriate LPA/EPA registration forms/COP application forms and take forward applications.
  • To keep the client informed as required by the firm's and department's set procedures.
  • To assist with tasks on Deputy/Attorney management matters for the Team, to ensure work is carried out at correct level (under supervision of Supervising Team Leader) to include reconciliation of bank statements; preparation of annual Deputy Reports and to comply with all COP/OPG deadlines; complete claims for Local Authority funding or arrange CHC assessment and arrange annual benefits and financial reviews; attend at client properties to inspect, arrange valuations, etc.
  • To arrange payment of invoices on Deputy/Attorney management matters for the Team.
  • Taking initial calls from prospective clients, accurately recording their enquiry and liaising with qualified colleagues as to who will take on the instruction. As an extension of this task, to obtain details from the prospective client in order to initiate the new matter opening process.
  • Drafting initial letters to institutions that hold assets for our clients, to include deceased persons in a Probate matter.
  • Drafting/ completing closure forms relating to assets held in a deceased person’s estate.
  • Creating and updating schedules of assets and liabilities.
  • Assisting the team with the management of estate administration files, on a paper lite basis to include: file opening and compliance, dealing with correspondence; telephone calls; filing documentation and maintaining the digital file; facilitating financial transactions, inputting personal and financial data on the case management system and archiving files.
  • Completing both paper and on-line probate applications.
  • Drafting documents under the supervision of a qualified member of the estate planning team.
  • Communicating with other professional organisations/ asset providers in writing (by letter and/ or email) and also on the telephone.
  • Handling original documents including wills, LPAs, death certificates, grants of representation and other legal documents.
  • Assisting Team with any other tasks required.

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Law
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1912
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Irwin Mitchell is a company that operates in the legal and professional services sector, offering a wide range of legal solutions to individuals, businesses, and organisations. Their ultimate goal is to provide expert legal advice and support, helping clients navigate legal challenges, protect their rights, and achieve favourable outcomes. Irwin Mitchell's purpose revolves around delivering accessible and tailored legal services, advocating for justice and fairness, and empowering clients with the legal tools and resources needed to address their legal needs effectively. Through their expertise, they aim to make the legal system more understandable and accessible, ensuring that individuals and businesses can effectively protect their interests and rights.