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Paralegal - Private Client

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry, Junior & Mid Level
  • Legal
  • London

Requirements

  • A degree in Law (LLB) or a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), ideally (but not essential) with demonstrable interest or modules in trusts, tax, or other fields related to the private client sector;
  • Ideally (but not essential) prior experience in a paralegal role within a private client practice;
  • Strong legal research skills and ideally familiarity with legal research and case management tools;
  • Excellent organisational abilities, capable of managing multiple priorities;
  • Proactive communication skills and comfortability in client-facing situations; and
  • High standards of professionalism and integrity.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the day to day administration of estates, both testate and intestate and often with cross border elements;
  • Preparation of legal documents related to wills, trusts, and estate administration;
  • Conducting legal research and providing summaries to support matter objectives;
  • Liaising with clients, offering support and reporting updates on their matters;
  • Managing matter files and ensuring all documentation is up-to-date and accurately filed;
  • Supporting senior fee-earners in drafting reports, briefings, and correspondence;
  • Participating in client meetings and taking accurate notes; and
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required.

FAQs

What is the main focus of the Private Client Group at Wedlake Bell?

The Private Client Group at Wedlake Bell advises a wide range of clients including HNW and UHNW individuals, families, family offices, entrepreneurs, landed estates stewards, charitable trustees, and executors.

What are the key responsibilities of the Paralegal role within the Private Client Group?

Key responsibilities include assisting with estate administration, preparing legal documents relating to wills and trusts, conducting legal research, liaising with clients, managing matter files, supporting senior fee-earners, participating in client meetings, and other ad-hoc duties as required.

What qualifications are required for the Paralegal role in the Private Client Group?

A degree in Law (LLB) or a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is preferred, with demonstrable interest or modules in trusts, tax, or related fields. Prior experience in a paralegal role within a private client practice is advantageous but not essential.

What benefits and perks are offered to employees at Wedlake Bell?

Employees at Wedlake Bell receive a competitive salary, comprehensive pension plan, 25 days paid holiday per annum, private medical and dental insurance, enhanced parental leave policies, employee assistance programme, wellbeing initiatives, and various bonus schemes.

Is prior experience in Private Client law necessary for this Paralegal role?

While prior experience in Private Client law is advantageous, it is not essential for this role. Wedlake Bell provides full training and support for individuals eager to progress their career in the Private Client sector.

An Independent London Law Firm

Law
Industry
201-500
Employees
1780
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

At Wedlake Bell, we work together to provide our clients throughout the UK and internationally with a seamless legal service to satisfy all their objectives – whether it is business or personal. In short, our clients always come first. We offer our clients a package of linked services and are highly regarded for our recognised expertise and service capability which is second to none. Our approach is to be commercial, flexible and pragmatic and we aspire to always work with our clients as business partners.