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Paralegal – Private Client

Based in: Lewes

Salary: £23,000 to £25,000

About Us

We are a long established law firm with a professional, modern, client-centred approach. Delivering exceptional service to our clients is at the heart of everything we do.

We have an excellent reputation and have built strong, responsive and complementary practice areas that help private individuals, businesses and institutions in the UK and internationally. We have developed expertise in established and emerging sectors to ensure we offer the best specialist advice available. 

We have offices in Lewes and London, with this role being based in our Lewes office.  Across our practice areas of Commercial and Residential Property, Private Client, Litigation and Corporate and Commercial, we have 18 partners and a full team of around 100.

Our Private Client team, based in Lewes, advises UK and international private individuals including multi-generational families, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs and business professionals. We offer a full range of services including wills, inheritance, powers of attorney, trusts and probate, estate planning and tax.

We have top rankings for our Private Client team in Chambers High Net Worth Guide and Legal 500 directories. Our lawyers also have personal top rankings across various legal directories. The team receives excellent feedback and reviews from clients, industry partners and referrers:

“Provides a Rolls-Royce service.”

“Excellent knowledge, extremely efficient and an absolute delight to deal with.”

We strongly believe in taking the time to get to know our clients – really listening and understanding what matters to them. Our team has specialist practitioners to ensure we can provide the best advice available. This commitment to personal service and offering the highest standards of advice is what encourages our clients to return to us time and again as their circumstances change. Creating and nurturing strong professional partnerships and referrer relationships are also key to our new business development.

The Role

The role involves duties including:

  • File opening and closing and ongoing file maintenance
  • Liaising with clients and attending client meetings
  • Liaising with third parties such as accountants, agents, banks, Companies House, etc.
  • Completing detailed forms accurately
  • Carrying out due diligence enquiries, collating and indexing the documentation
  • Creating and maintaining on-line data-rooms
  • Preparing and reviewing ancillary documentation and preparing sets of documents for each completed transaction
  • Drafting basic documents and amending documents from manuscript
  • Legal research
  • Preparing bills and dealing with arising queries
  • Assisting with anti-money laundering checks

Person Specification

We are looking for a Paralegal to join this team to carry out:

  • Drafting simple legal documents and taking instructions from clients
  • File opening and closing;
  • Drafting routine correspondence including client engagement letters
  • Liaising with clients and other third parties
  • Management of payments, receipts and transfers, dealing with arising queries and issues
  • Create and maintain database Will, EPA and LPA records
  • Handling of original Wills/Powers of Attorney
  • Land Registry and Companies House searches
  • Administrative tasks such as , AML procedures and checks ,opening files .file management and preparing bills
  • Legal Research
  • Generally assisting partners and other fee earners on client matters

This is a very hands on and varied role with lots of opportunities for the right candidate to get valuable first-hand experience in some complex and interesting matters whilst working alongside senior fee earners.

We are keen to offer opportunities to hardworking and ambitious people at the start of their legal career.  There is the opportunity each year to apply for a training contract or Cilex qualifications and we are committed to growing talent to secure the future of the firm.

Skills needed:

The successful candidate:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Some experience of Private Client work would be an advantage
  • Organised, adaptable, accurate and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • IT skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Has a positive outlook and enjoys working as part of a team
  • Flexible, resilient and the ability to handle change
  • High standard of written and spoken English

Working for Adams & Remers

We fill our teams with people who are professional, motivated and reliable and share our values and our determination to deliver the best possible experience for our clients.

To help you develop yourself and your role, we offer a friendly working environment with opportunities for training and development to help you strengthen your skills and expertise.

We have a strong focus on wellbeing and provide you with excellent support and resources.  Our friendly, welcoming team regularly organise social events to keep us connected.

The salary for the position is £23,000 to £25,000 depending on experience.  We offer a very competitive benefits package including discount vouchers, cashplan offering money towards medical and health treatments, virtual GP service and fitness and nutrition health checks.


If you are interested in the role please send your CV and covering letter to Zarina.Calver@adamsandremers.com.

Registered address:
Adams & Remers LLP, Trinity House, School Hill,
Lewes, Sussex BN7 2NN. Company Reg no: OC351800
This Firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA ID Number: 525523
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