The Scottish Paralegal Association

Legal Executive Private Client

Company :Anderson Strathern
Category :Private Client
Date :30 September, 2019
Location :Edinburgh
Salary :DOE

Anderson Strathern is well known for its Private Client practice.

We are a progressive leading Scottish law firm with a strong brand focused on taking our
clients where they want to be.  We have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Lothian.
We pride ourselves in providing a seamless, high quality, service delivering commercial
and practical advice to help our clients achieve their personal and professional goals.

We have a vacancy for a Legal Executive to join our Private Client Department based in
our Edinburgh office.  You will be supporting 6 Partners and servicing some of our major

You will be responsible for:

  • Working alongside solicitors, dealing with administration of estates of private clients of varying circumstances.
  • Assisting and managing a portfolio of clients including drafting documents – e.g. powers of attorney and simple wills.
  • Dealing with intestate cases, preparing Initial Writs for appointment of Executors Dative and bonds of caution.
  • Preparing Initial Writs for special warrant under the Requirements of Writing Act.
  • Dealing with HMRC and understanding the penalty regime.
  • Arranging payment of items on behalf of clients, assistance with preparation of fees and involvement in administration of the department’s will reminder programme.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Experience as a paralegal in private client work – including managing your own case load
  • Strong technical and IT skills
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Well organised, methodical and able to prioritise workload
  • Act professionally and be a representative for your department, be diligent and motivated to achieve the firm’s objectives
  • Ability to meet agreed fee earning targets and have an understanding of financial issues relevant to your role
  • Ability to manage time effectively to maximise the profitability of your work and be developing your organisational skills
  • Ability to develop client relationship and client care skills by delivering high quality advice

You will be paid a salary which is competitive in the market as well as an excellent benefits
package, you will also have the opportunity to liaise with senior stakeholders and build
your career in a dynamic and energetic environment.
There are excellent prospects for progression within this role and within the firm as a whole.

If you’re interested in this role, please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter
to quoting the job reference number “299”
in the subject.

Anderson Strathern is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and to the
development of a diverse workforce.