Kitsons Solicitors - Current Vacancies

Vacancy: Paralegal

Hours: Full-time, permanent contract
Location: Torquay

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our growing and well-regarded Private Client department, based in our Torquay office.

This role would suit someone who has obtained a law degree, has completed the Legal Practice Course or has experience as a Paralegal and is keen to pursue and develop their career with a successful law firm.

We are seeking a motivated, client focused individual who is looking for a new and challenging opportunity and who ideally has a broad range of legal experience gained from working within a private client environment.

Job Description

To undertake fee earning work as a Paralegal within the Private Client department, with specific responsibility for assisting the Head of the Private Client department and providing a profitable contribution to the work of the department as a whole.

To assist with all legal matters, paperwork and queries relating to the full range of private client affairs such as Wills, Estate Administration, Probate, Lasting Power of Attorneys, Trusts and Inheritance Tax Planning.

The Paralegal is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative whilst delivering outstanding client service and seeking to protect their clients’ interests at all times while taking precautions against conflicts of interest, potential fraud and money laundering.

Tasks Specific to Position

To undertake certain elements of fee earning work under supervision, including but not limited to:

  • Taking instructions from clients and agreeing costs.
  • Sending terms of engagement, estimates of fees, disbursements and AML documents, etc.
  • Collating and sending or checking supporting documents and acting in a proactive way to promote the transaction.
  • To deal, wherever possible, with routine client enquiries and communications in respect of the Head of Department’s caseload.
  • Assisting with drafting Lasting Power of Attorneys and Wills.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

(Extract from Person Specification)

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working within the legal services profession, preferably in the private client sector.
  • Have experience of managing their own workload effectively, particularly in a pressurised environment.
  • Have a high standard of general education.
  • Possess excellent client care skills.
  • Have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and other professional contacts and agencies.
  • Be able to respond appropriately to changing priorities and deadlines and to remain calm in demanding situations.
  • Have general office administration experience.
  • Enjoy working in a culture that is highly focused but friendly and supportive.

Vacancy details

Position: Paralegal

Department: Private Client

Location: Torquay

Contract: Full-time, permanent contract

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Friday, 4th January 2019

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an application pack, please contact the Firm’s HR Manager, Louise Mason, or the HR Officer, Julie Squires, on 01803 202020.

Alternatively, please download a copy of our Employment Application Form and return your completed form to the email address or mailing address.

Employment Application Form


Mail: Miss L Mason, HR Manager, Kitsons LLP, Minerva House, Orchard Way, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7FA