Private Client Executry Paralegal, Dundee Or Edinburgh

Dundee
úCompetitive

Executry Paralegal, Private Client
Full-time, Dundee or Edinburgh

We are recruiting an Executry Assistant to join one of the largest Private Client practices in Tayside, Angus and Fife.  This post holder can either be based in Dundee or Edinburgh. The ideal candidate will ideally have some years of experience of administering executries.  An essential quality of the post, however, is that the candidate has excellent attention to detail and is extremely numerate.  Good communication and computer skills are also required and it would be beneficial if you have experience of a computerised case management system, for example Visualfiles.  A STEP, SOLAS or equivalent paralegal qualification would also be an advantage.

The Job

Main responsibilities:

• Assist with all Executry tasks as directed by the client and Partner.
• Potentially attend initial meeting with client, take instructions and gather financial information as required.
• Ensure clients are aware of all the supporting financial information and documentation that is required to progress matters.
• Refer to the terms of the Firm’s agreed Executry Schedule and undertake, in accordance with the clients wishes, contact funeral directors; banks; insurers; stockbroker; utility providers, etc
• Prepare a register of all assets and debts.
• Prepare an inventory ready for confirmation.
• Apply to the court for confirmation
• Notify all companies in accordance with the terms of the will and inventory; ensure IHT matters are addressed prior to confirmation stage.
• Ensure all actions are recorded accurately within the case management system (Visual Files)
• Maintain regular phone contact with the clients.
• Undertake associated administrative tasks such as filing; photocopying; drafting correspondence, etc.
• Ensure accurate and prompt fee recording in accordance with Firm policies.
• Undertake legal research as necessary.
• Ensure awareness of and understanding of Cashroom and associated feeing procedures.
• Deal with telephone queries from clients, future clients and members of staff in a helpful and courteous manner.

The Candidate

Person Specification - Requirements; Essential/Desirable

Education

• Standard Grades in English and Maths, or Equivalent
• SOLAS or STEP qualification
• HNC/HND in Legal Studies

Knowledge

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products
• Good keyboard and computing skills 

Experience

• Experience of working within a legal office
• Experience in a client facing role
• Some years’ experience of administering executries
• Experience of using Visualfiles or similar case management system.

Skills and aptitudes

• Good oral communicator
• Excellent written communicator
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Excellence in attention to detail
• Excellence in client care
• Good organisational skills 

Personal qualities

• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to work well as part of a team
• Demonstrate a flexible approach to work
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and with accuracy
 
Circumstances

• The role will be predominantly office based however it is anticipated that from time to time the post holder will be expected to attend meetings in other offices or occasionally on clients’ premises. 

Benefits

• Competitive salary
• 25 days holiday plus 7 public holidays
• Contributory Pension scheme, Employee Health Care Plan, Child Care Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, etc.

Hours

• Hours – 35 per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 8 December 2017.

Application Details

Closing date:
08-Dec-2017

HR Department
01382 229111
Whitehall House
33 Yeaman Shore
Dundee
DD1 4BJ

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