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Job Description

Weare a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you will find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But we are more than just a law firm – we are a team of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. Working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We will value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

We are always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please do speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working policies, including working from home.

We are looking for a talented Paralegal to join our Lifestyle & Estate Planning team in Reading.

Our Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our Lifetime and Estate Planning team in Reading. If you enjoy being part of a successful, friendly and high-performing team, then this is the job for you.

Our Legal 500 ranked team is headed up by Partner, Sarah Phillips who has recently been recognised in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth 2023 as a leading individual. You will need to have the confidence to work on your own initiative right from the very beginning; however, you will have excellent support to make sure you fully flourish in your new role.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

Working as a Paralegal, you will provide day to day support and assistance to the fee earners in relation to the team's clients and caseloads. You will be confident processing client work allocated to you by your supervisor, managing day-to-day cases and drafting standard documents.

You will be able to work quickly and accurately whilst also always giving excellent client care. Given the nature of the role, it is essential that you are an exceptional and confident communicator as you will work as part of this highly respected team to assist clients and the firm’s trust corporation to the highest standard.

If you are looking for the next step in your career and would like to join a friendly and well-respected team, we would love to hear from you.

About You

  • Previous Paralegal experience
  • Confidence in speaking with existing and potential clients
  • Experience in dealing with Wills, Probates and Powers of Attorney would be ideal but not essential as full training will be given
  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances
  • A friendly, enthusiastic, and can-do approach

We’re proud of our values, and we’re looking for people who share them;

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive our application.

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You

  • Flexible working options – Make work fit around your life, not the other way round
  • Up to 25 days holidays as standard - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice (fully paid)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We also offer a wide range of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace and to make sure you’re fully supported to work in a way that best suits you. We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023!

Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture.


Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


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