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Paralegal apprentice (probate legal assistant)

Kings Court Trust has a fantastic opportunity for a paralegal apprentice to join their team based in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity to work and develop a career within the legal sector. You must be eager to learn, have an interest in law and have good attention to detail.

To work as part of a team to process operational tasks in a timely and efficient manner. They must ensure that service standards are always met while maintaining or exceeding expectations in relation to quality standards.

Take ownership and responsibility for logging and completing tasks across all product lines including but not limited to:

  • closing files when the estate administration is complete;
  • dealing with queries on closed cases;
  • assisting with outgoing post in the absence of the office administrator;
  • chasing third parties for information;
  • paying debts and expenses on estates;
  • writing cheques where appropriate;
  • obtaining income tax information;
  • dealing with enquiries from the department of work and pensions;
  • making applications to the Probate Registry for Grants of Representation;
  • completion of relevant forms for third parties as and when required;
  • answering income calls from third parties;
  • preparing paperwork to distribute assets of an estate;
  • performing overseas bankruptcy searches;
  • requesting formal probate valuations;
  • drafting and printing letters to potential beneficiaries; and
  • undertaking genealogical searches such as birth, marriage and death as well as searches for beneficiaries using address tracing.

Skills required

  • Good communication and time management skills
  • Good attention to detail and proactive at all times
  • A positive approach to exceeding targets
  • Communicating information in a clear and commercial manner; resilient when dealing with difficult third parties
  • Able to work at pace while maintaining an accurate, high-quality outfit

Apprenticeship type:

Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Location:

Bristol

Salary:

£7.14 per hour

Entry requirements:

GCSE maths and English Grace C/4 or above 3 A Levels A to C

Hours:

35 per week

Commencing date:

Monday 5 September 2022