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Private Client Paralegal /Legal Assistant

Clayton Legal
England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
£20000 - £25000 per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2021

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Practice area
Private client
1 year
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Private Client Paralegal/Legal Assistant


Salary up to £23,000 + Benefits

Our client is one of the leading law firms in the Northeast of England, providing a diverse range of legal services, enabling them to cover all their client's legal requirements.

Due to a departmental restructure and continued success, our client is now able to appoint a new Paralegal to join their successful and thriving private client department on a permanent basis.

As the newly appointed Paralegal you will have strong knowledge of private client matters from a previous Legal Assistant position but applications are also welcome from Private Client Legal Secretaries looking to step into this level of role. You will be assisting the Solicitors and Head of department with all aspects of Wills/Probate work and LPAs and there will be an opportunity for development. This will allow you to work independently under close supervision of the Private Client Partner.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required:

Minimum of 1 year's experience working within a busy Private Client Department either as a Secretary or Paralegal

Excellent verbal and written communication skills Great organisational and time management skills

Ability to work towards targets and tight deadlines

A work ethic that is second to none

An approachable and empathetic attitude towards clients

Exceptional organisational skills

The ability to work well under your own initiative

Duties & Responsibilities:

As the newly appointed Private Client Paralegal you will provide a high level of administrative support to the Private Client Team including the Head of Department, Solicitors and Fee Earners

You will assist on case files in accordance with Quality Assurance Standards

You will ensure all financial transactions are in line with the Solicitors Accounts Rules

Assist on the administration of estates

Complete elements of front-end compliance

Draft wills under the instruction of a fee earner


Flexibility with working hours

25 days holidays (plus bank)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an elite Private Client Department in a highly regarded and award-winning firm. With a real opportunity to springboard your career in Wills and Probate can you afford to miss out?

If this Private Client Paralegal role is of interest, please contact Laura on 01772 259121 or forward a copy of your most recent CV to

Immediate interviews will be available for suitable candidates.

Clayton Legal recruits for law firms and In House departments across the UK. Based in the Northwest, our pedigree and service levels give those looking to move in the legal market and law firms looking to recruit a refreshingly different recruitment experience. You will work with experienced professionals, dedicated to your success. Look at our web site for our latest blogs and legal news and to keep up to date with current vacancies.


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

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