Probate Paralegal / Fee Earner

Essence Legal
Leicester, Leicestershire
to £24,000
Closing date
23 Apr 2021

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Practice area
Private client
Not applicable
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Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced probate paralegal/fee earner to join an expanding probate team. You will initially be home based and will be provided with all necessary equipment needed, going back into the office when allowed which is based in central Leicester.

You will take on a caseload of probate matters which will entail:

Keeping Clients informed of progression on matters;

Uploading correspondence/keeping case management system updated on a daily basis;

Dealing with all assets and liability organisations in a timely and efficient manner;

Raising invoices for your matters in a timely and efficient manner;

Monitoring flags for WIP credit limit;

Completing IHT forms efficiently and accurately;

Checking that data protection laws are being adhered to in relation to storage of data;

Maintaining accounting software in preparation for audit;

Taking calls for the probate department and actioning as appropriate;

Researching cases and legal information;

Ensuring all documents comply with Legal standards;

Opening and running checks on files, supporting clients through the transactions and dealing with post completion matters;

Following up outdated invoices for client balance;

Prepare and modify documents including correspondence as advised by your manager;

Ensuring that all duties are carried out in line with all Company Policies & Procedures;

Complete and aim to exceed all identified KPI’s;

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a caseload autonomously with minimal supervision.You must be able to demonstrate at least 2 years probate experience.

You will have strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise your workload. This will be combined with excellent written and spoken communication skills.

You must be proficient with Microsoft packages.


Essence Legal has been in the legal recruitment market since 2012 and is headed by Mary Stilwell who has over 20 years legal recruitment expertise and who is committed to offering a quality and personal approach. With proven experience of recruiting across the Midlands and South of England she has established herself as a respected and knowledgeable specialist recruiter with both clients and candidates. Dealing with Fee Earners at all levels from Assistant Solicitors to Partners, Legal Executives and Paralegals both in private practice and in-house she will make your career move a smooth one offering honest advice and support throughout the process. If you are looking for a consultancy committed to managing your career aspirations with full confidentiality at all times, please contact Mary Stilwell on 0121 445 6932 or email


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0121 445 6932
5a Plymouth Road
Barnt Green
B45 8JE
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