Paralegal (Apprentice)

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
North Lanarkshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Jun 2021
Closes
01 Jul 2021
Specialism
Legal
Sector
Law
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
Brodies LLP is a UK law firm headquartered in Scotland. It is the largest firm in its jurisdiction measured by income, directory rankings, and lawyer numbers. In the last two years, the firm's revenue has grown by 20%, and we have added nearly 100 new colleagues. Today, we have more than 700 people working from our bases in Aberdeen, Dingwall, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. We combine colleagues' expertise in all business areas, to deliver Enlightened Thinking - new knowledge and new legal possibilities - uniquely suited to our Scottish, UK and international clients.

JOB TITLE

Paralegal (Apprentice) (1-year fixed term contract)

Based in Glasgow

REPORTING TO

Angela McCulloch, Partner

JOB PURPOSE

As well as entering full-time employment with an established employer, you will be given the chance to earn as you learn. Fully funded for those aged 16 - 24, you will be supported through a Modern Apprenticeship in Paralegal Practice at SCQF level 7. Funding is also available for candidates up to the age of 29 who have care or disability experience.

This is a 12-month programme which enables you to learn and develop new skills while gaining vital work experience. This is an ideal opportunity for recent school and college leavers who are looking to kick-start their careers.

The successful candidate will provide support with all aspects of general administration. The role has a high level of general administrative duties associated with it and the successful candidate must be willing and flexible to take on a wide range of tasks to support the wider private client team.

You will thrive in a busy and demanding environment that requires the ability to multi-task effectively, and you will be confident and professional. You will be comfortable working to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy.

CORE TASKS

* Dealing with the administration of trusts and executries.

* Assisting in asset protection and capital gains tax mitigation in relation to trusts and executries.

* Preparation of wills and powers of attorney.

* Keeping in regular contact with clients by telephone, email and general correspondence.

* Working effectively with all members of the private client team including partners, solicitors, other paralegals, trust and tax accountants.

* Maintaining excellent financial management of own cases.

* The team is committed to maintaining expertise at the forefront of our field which may mean developing skills or being involved in additional areas of the law.

* Any other ad hoc tasks as required by the team.

* Be aware of Brodies' information security policies, and protect information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction, or interference at all times.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

* Minimum of National 5 qualifications in both Maths and English

* Enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking

* Flexible and proactive approach to work duties

* Strong willingness to learn and progress

* Ability to deal with competing priorities and tight deadlines

SKILLS

* Effective time management and organisational skills

* Good skills in the use of Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel

* Good attention to detail

* Good communication skills both written and verbal

* Willingness to enhance IT literacy through training, if appropriate

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