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Role Description

This is a great opportunity for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join a fast paced but friendly team based in Reading. 

The ideal candidate for this role will already have some Paralegal experience within a Commercial environment. You will be enthusiastic and will have a good degree of resilience and composure to provide a high- quality and professional service to our fee earners of the Wills, Trust & Probate Team and our clients.

You will be part of a small, friendly team and valued for your individual contribution with support to develop your skills and experience by offering training to the right person.

Experience/ Attributes required

  • Ability to work unsupervised within scope of instructions/protocols from senior fee earners
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  •  Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
  • Excellent IT skills plus good knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel spreadsheets)
  • Experience working within an office environment 

Work type:

  • Liaise with clients and third parties on behalf of and at the direction of senior fee earners
  • The administration of estates including dealing with initial correspondence and information gathering; input of data on the Intelliworks casework system; preparing Probate papers, realise assets and pay liabilities, distribute estates
  • Draft Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney under the supervision of senior fee earners
  • Produce accurate documentation, reports and correspondence following standard office practices and precedents, to timescales required to meet clients service levels with the agreement of the fee earner
  • Ensure that files are maintained in a good order and that clients are kept informed at frequent intervals (as required by supervising partner) of progress on matters, including being supplied with periodic case updated
  • Assist with research
  • Assisting with the billing process including raising billing guides for fee earners and forwarding invoices to clients
  • Dealing with BACs forms for fee earners 

 

Benefits

Contractual benefits

  •  25 days holiday (Pro rata)
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution
  •  Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  •  Support team bonus scheme (Pro rata)

 

  • Non contractual benefits include (Pro Rata)
  • An additional days holiday for your birthday
  •  A weekly Wellbeing hour
  • 8 hours per annum for charity work
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle scheme
  • Cash back medical plan
  • Discounted retail benefits
    Bring your dog to work
    Social committee events
  • Ability to join the support staff bonus scheme
  • Travel season ticket loan scheme available
  • Cycle to work scheme available
  • 1 x annual charity day 
  • Bring your dog to work 

Team structure

  • 1 x Partners
  • 2 x Associate Solicitor
  • 1 x Solicitor
  • 2 x Paralegals

Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We provide excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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