Wills & Probate Paralegal

Job ID: JR3892775437
Job Term:
Salary: £20000 –

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are hiring for a large Yorkshire law firm who are looking for a Probate Paralegal to join their Garforth office. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring solicitor to gain valuable experience.

The Candidate:

Excellent client care.
Ability to organise and prioritise work, under supervision, to meet clients’ expectations and matter deadlines.
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to present and argue a case orally and in writing.
Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of a team
Ability to deal with enquiries in a customer-friendly and effective manner
Confident and accurate communication skills
IT proficient.
12 months + previous experience in similar wills and probate position.

Key Duties:

  • Assisting solicitors and executives with matters at all stages of wills & probate transactions, from file opening to archiving in accordance with office and accounts procedures.
  • Obtaining and preparing file documentation.
  • Keeping clients and other parties updated with progress of matters.
  • Billing files and obtaining monies due to the firm from the clients and other parties.
  • Maintaining legal knowledge and skills.
  • Contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures.
  • Contributing to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
  • Any other duties which from time to time are required by the firm


  • Profit sharing scheme (tax-free on payments up to £3,600 per year), subject to National Insurance and 12+ months employment at the end of the calendar year.
  • Generous holiday entitlement ranging from 23-31 days (full-time, depending on the length of service with the firm)
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme to support health & wellbeing, including free councelling for you and your dependants.
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Paycare Health Cash Plan (employee contributions)
  • Payroll giving scheme for tax-free charitable donations
  • £1,000.00 finder’s fee for new employee recruitment referrals
  • Professional membership/subscription support
  • Death in Service Life Assurance – 3 times salary
  • Interest-free loan for annual travel pass
  • Free conveyancing on your main residential property
  • A free will
  • Regular social events including summer BBQ and a Christmas party
  • Annual business briefing for the whole firm
To find out more, call the office on 01482 533656.
Please be assured all conversation are conducted within the strictest confidence.
Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 10 days please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.
Refer your friend to James Ray Recruitment and we will reward you with £150 retail shopping voucher when we place them in a permanent or temporary role for at least one month.

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com