Wills and LPA Paralegal or Legal Executive

Department: Wills & Probate

Location: Beeston (2 Devonshire Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1BS) 

Hours: Full time (35 hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm with 1 hour lunch each day) Part time hours considered.

Salary: Competitive – commensurate with experience and qualifications

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Wills and Probate team in Beeston.

Working mainly on wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) you will be responsible for providing professional legal advice and support to clients. This will include undertaking client meetings, drafting and producing wills and LPAs, updating wills and registering LPAs.


Job Purpose

Main Duties

1          To manage specified private client matters mainly relating to wills and LPAs but to include other matters as appropriate

2          To take a proactive approach in building professional relationships with clients and other contacts

3          To maintain and promote the good image and reputation of the firm

4          To assist colleagues, Directors and Heads of Department with marketing and training events and initiatives

5          To manage and supervise junior staff and support staff as required including assisting with recruitment, training etc

6          To use the case management software


General Duties

1          To work in a flexible way to ensure that the workload is completed and to undertake any other jobs commensurate with the level of the post.

2          To establish, maintain and enhance team-working with colleagues and staff of Ellis-Fermor and Negus

3          To keep confidential all information about individuals and the business of Ellis-Fermor and Negus and work within the guidelines of the GDPR.

4          To abide by our Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Anti Money Laundering Policies and all other relevant policies



Experience Significant experience in receiving client instructions and drafting and writing wills and LPAs as a Paralegal or Legal Executive or similar
Experience of working on own initiative with minimum supervision
Experience of establishing, building and sustaining professional relationships with clients and other contacts
Experience of managing own workload, meeting deadlines and prioritising appropriately
A proven track record of meeting billing targets
Skills and Abilities Ability to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent proof reading skills
Excellent IT skills
An empathetic and caring approach
Self-motivated, proactive and  forward thinking
Other Relevant professional qualification (desirable)
Good understanding of Anti Money Laundering responsibilities and GDPR requirements
Sympathetic to our ethos and heritage
Satisfactory DBS


Line Management Responsibilities – None

Line Manager – Head of Cluster, Wills and Probate