Vacancy: Paralegals

WSP Solicitors are a growing, Gloucestershire based legal practice, with offices in Stroud, Gloucester and Dursley. The business has been providing legal services to the people of Gloucestershire for over 250 years. WSP specialise in a vast range of personal and commercial law.

WSP Solicitors are:

  • Committed to the development of our staff.
  • Focused on improving our technology and the ease of access to legal services, for our clients.
  • Dedicated to building a positive, strong and inclusive working culture within the business.

What is on offer?

  • Being a part of an exciting, growing business who truly put clients first.
  • The opportunity to have a hybrid-style, flexible working pattern, based between the office and home.
  • Salary based on experience and the value you can bring the firm. Including an Employee Pension Scheme.
  • The ability to develop yourself professionally through internal and external training. We invest in you, if you invest in us!
  • 24 days of annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • A variety of employee benefits including; Life Assurance, Opticians Scheme, Staff Discounts and Christmas Saving Club.

The Role

Due to continued growth we are looking for Paralegals to provide excellent support to our Legal Practitioners in our Commercial Property, Residential Conveyancing, Family & Private Client Departments. The role involves assisting with client liaison, preparing documents and assisting with compliance and legal orientated tasks.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Receive new enquiries helping the client identify their legal need and become a client
  • Prepare compliance for the Legal Practitioner to review and approve inc:
    • Complete a first draft of the Risk Analysis
    • Review ID and, if appropriate, Source of Funds information
  • Complete legal tasks to progress matters as supervised by the practitioner, examples include:
    • Completing forms
    • Drafting emails and where necessary letters
    • Conducting transactions through posting slips
    • Preparing statements
    • Attend meetings with clients and third parties
    • Manage the matters finances as directed and reviewed by the Practitioner including:
    • Completing posting slips
    • Drafting invoices
    • Adding matter expenses
    • Record time
  • Please refer to the Job Analysis for more information – B. Job Analysis Paralegal and Trainee

Your Experience & Technical Ability

  • Previous paralegal experience would be an advantage.
  • Confident, proactive, team focussed,
  • Flexible and adaptable to change whilst providing care and attention to detail to help deliver the best service to our clients.
  • Being organised and able to use initiative are also considered pre-requites for this important role.
  • Possess strong organisational and inter-personal skills and be IT proficient.

What’s next?

If this sounds like you, please send a covering letter detailing your current salary and salary expectations along with your CV, quoting the job reference 1021/PARA to

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