Position title
Paralegal/Legal Secretary
The Firm

Bellevue Law is a boutique firm specialising in employment law, litigation and arbitration, alongside a dedicated private client team which advises on wills, estate planning and probate.

Bellevue Law is a Legal 500 ranked firm with 12 fee earners who previously worked in leading international law firms.  We have recently been shortlisted as ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2022 Lawyer Awards.  The firm is based on Northcote Road in Wandsworth, a convenient 8 minute walk from Clapham Junction train station.

The Role

Our Private client team is expanding and we looking to add a capable Paralegal or highly experienced Legal Secretary to our group.  We value experience and expertise and we would welcome applications from both Paralegals and Legal Secretaries.

The successful candidate will support the firm’s lawyers on day-to-day client matters.  They will be a dedicated support to the private client team, but also provide administrative support (primarily file opening and management) to other lawyers.

Responsibilities are expected to include:

  • File opening and initial drafts of engagement letters across all practice areas
  • Initiating electronic client verification checks
  • Drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Conducting Land Registry / Companies House searches
  • Written and telephone communications with third party financial institutions,
  • Probate Registry, Office of the Public Guardian and HMRC
  • Photocopying and scanning documents/wills etc.
  • Responsibility for secure storage of wills and Grant of Probate
  • Supporting production of signature copies of wills and witnessing execution
  • Scanning post and saving to relevant client file
  • Keeping paper and electronic filing up to date and conducting file closures
  • General office duties

This a full time office based role.

Qualifications

Prior private client experience is desirable.

Attributes

We are looking for proactive candidates who have lots of drive and enthusiasm, with the ability to manage client workloads and priorities. Candidates should be able to approach matters from a legal and commercial perspective. As we are small firm, a friendly nature and the ability to ‘muck in’ and get the job done are crucial.

Key Requirements
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly competent on Excel and Word (in particular formatting documents)
  • Manage work allocated by the lawyers
  • Excellent case and time management skills
  • Client focussed – building excellent rapport and the confidence of our clients
  • Maintain clear communication with colleagues
Person Specification
  • Team player – as we are a small office, it is essential that the successful candidate is personable and easy to work with
  • Able to manage your own workload
  • Tech savvy
  • Proactive
Contacts

Please apply by sending a CV and short cover note to Caroline O’Callaghan: caroline@thebusinessaide.co.uk.

We are committed to equality and diversity in both our workplace and our recruitment process.

Employment Type
Full-time
Industry
Law
Job Location
25 Northcote Road, London, SW11 1NJ, UK
Date posted
30th May 2022
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