The Scottish Paralegal Association

Private Client Paralegal

Stuart & Stuart have acted for individuals and families for over 200 years, providing clear advice and finding solutions to meet every need. Whether you are contemplating a divorce or considering your estate planning, our small team of approachable experts and accredited specialists will guide you through life’s twists and turns, tailoring our advice to your personal circumstances.

When it comes to property, our longevity means that we know the Edinburgh and Lothians property market inside out, while our modern approach gives us the edge in every transaction. What’s more, we’ll always provide you with a fixed fee for our estate agency services, rather than following the traditional commission-based approach to feeing.

In fact, no matter what we do for you, we are committed to only ever charging a fair fee, which we’ll always fix in advance where we can. If we can’t fix or estimate the cost, we’ll send your file to an independent law accountant to assess what a fair fee should be when your case has concluded.

Company :Stuart & Stuart
Category :Conveyancing
Date :20 September, 2019
Location :Edinburgh
Website :www.stuartandstuart.co.uk/
Salary :Competitive

We are recruiting an experienced paralegal to join our busy private client department in our Edinburgh office (other office locations may be considered). The successful candidate will be working directly under the Head of Department and will be responsible for their own caseload whilst assisting the department’s solicitors in all areas of private client work. The ideal candidate for this position will have proven private client experience, a strong work ethic, exceptional organisation and problem-solving skills and will be comfortable working in a fast-paced and busy workplace.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES include but are not limited to:

      • Managing own caseload
      • Dealing directly with clients and third parties
      • Drafting wills and powers of attorney
      • Administering executries (may include high-value estates if sufficiently experienced)
      • Assisting with asset protection and capital gains tax mitigation in relation to executries
      • Power of attorney registration through EPOAR
      • Dealing with enquiries
      • Managing a high volume caseload with minimum supervision
      • Complying with our Anti-Money Laundering and Risk Assessment procedures/processes
      • Producing fee notes and small executry accounts when required

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Paralegal Qualification (Wills, Trusts and Executries)
Previous private client paralegal experience is essential
Excellent written and oral skills
Good time management skills
Excellent I.T. skills
Good team player
A pro-active approach to work
Able to work under pressure
Good problem solving skills

DESIRABLE (BUT NOT ESSENTIAL):
Registered with the Law Society of Scotland
STEP membership – student or full
SOLAS membership

PRIVACY POLICY:
Please see the ‘Privacy Policy’ on our website (www.stuartanddstuart.co.uk) for an explanation about how we use information we collect from you.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

A competitive salary is on offer and is aligned with applicants knowledge, skills and experience

APPLICATION PROCESS (STRICTLY NO AGENCIES):

To apply for the position please email your CV and covering letter to cscott@stuartandstuart.co.uk or send by post to:

Carrie-Ann Scott

Stuart & Stuart

25 Rutland Street

Edinburgh

EH1 2RN