Paralegal – Private Client Department (Highgate Office)

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Since 1976, Streathers has been advising individuals, businesses, and charities on a wide variety of legal matters. We are a growing, boutique London law firm building long-standing relationships with our colleagues and clients and are known for our work in commercial and residential property, private client legal advice, corporate and commercial law, litigation, employment law and family law.

We pride ourselves on taking a personal interest in the clients and third parties we deal with on a daily basis, building these authentic connections and consequently seeing exponential growth across all practice areas. You would be part of a growing team and firm that is widely respected in North London.

Our commercial success is reinforced by our unique culture. We encourage colleagues to get involved in various social and networking opportunities across our offices and look to hire people who are team players, who value and support their own and their colleagues’ individualism and wellbeing.

Job Specification

We are looking for a paralegal to join our Highgate private client team. Working closely with Gabriel Grant (Head of Private Client), Roger Boustred (Associate) and Jacalyn Rosenfeld (Associate), the role provides excellent exposure to a variety of private client areas including wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney and Court of Protection. We would be looking for a proactive candidate to deliver consistently high levels of client service under the supervision of a close-knit team. Our paralegals are motivated, enthusiastic and have excellent attention to detail, a willingness to learn and show a commitment to producing work to the highest standard.

Responsibilities

  • Primarily assisting existing fee earners in managing their caseloads; carrying out legal research and general administrative tasks as well as developing client relationship skills.
  • Dealing directly with clients to take instructions and deliver on client expectations.
  • Identifying and following relevant SRA principles and rules of professional conduct.
  • Complying with risk management processes and policies.

Working Hours

  • Weekdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm with an hour lunch break.

Paralegal Requirements

  • Strong interest in private client law.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, organisational, and administrative skills.
  • Adept client care skills and ability to manage own caseload independently.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Must be experienced at multi-tasking, managing time sensitive documents, and taking responsibility for delegated tasks.
  • Must thrive in a busy, team-oriented environment.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Must have A* – C grade GCSE’s and A Levels.
  • Must have obtained a 2:1 or 1st class undergraduate degree and successfully completed either an undergraduate law degree or the GDL. The LPC/SQE is desirable but not essential.
  • Previous experience as a paralegal is desirable.
  • Prior experience or familiarity with a legal case management system is advantageous but not essential.

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday a year; plus, birthdays and the period between Christmas and New Year.
  • Pension contributions as per the Streathers Pension Scheme – Streathers contribute 3% of gross salary and employees contribute 5%.
  • Access to our Life Assurance Scheme which offers financial support to loved ones in the event of an employee’s death (4 x the employee’s salary).
  • Medical insurance provided by Bupa.
  • An extremely friendly and inclusive working environment.
  • A growing wellbeing programme with an exceptional range of initiatives and benefits such as the Employee Assistance Programme. This offers all colleagues generous access to professional services to help with wellbeing and mental health.
  • Discretionary bonus opportunities.
  • Free training opportunities.
  • Monthly socials and considerably funded annual trip with the wider Streathers team.
  • Bicycle funding as part of the Cycle to Work scheme.

Salary dependant on experience.

To apply for this job email your details to NLrecruitment@streathers.co.uk.

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