Private Client Paralegal

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Bishop's Stortford
£20000 - £25000 per annum
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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£20K - £25k

Douglas Scott is representing an exciting opportunity for a Private Client Paralegal to join our clients Legal 500 firm and their successful priavte client team based in Bishop's Stortford, Herts.

The role will consist of the following:
  • Coordinate all fee earner workloads and prioritise as required.
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Open client files, preparing engagement letters and collate the necessary information to maintain the files.
  • Draft/amend Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills, PA1P applications and Inheritance Tax forms.
  • Print out and collate documents for review by Fee Earners ahead of meetings.
  • Carry out regular checks and identify files for closure and arrange suitable storage.
  • Conduct basic research for Fee Earners when required.
  • Follow up on account enquiries and ensure Fee Earners monthly bills are completed on time.
  • Assist with day-to-day diary management for Fee Earners.
  • Attend client meetings and witness documents.
  • Communicate regularly with the secretaries as a team, to seek feedback and provide guidance arrange training where necessary.
  • Liaise with the Secretarial Coordinators in the other teams to ensure consistency throughout the firm.
  • Liaise with other business support areas to ensure the best use of the systems and procedures.

Skills required:
  • Written and interpersonal communication
  • Microsoft office literate to an advanced level
  • Organisation including email and dairy management
  • Data entry
  • Research
If this sounds like a role you believe you can fulfil, then get in touch with our consultant Leah via email at or by applying to this vacancy.


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Find Us
0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB

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