Paralegal Vacancy – Tax & Estate Planning


We are looking for a paralegal of at least 2 years’ experience to join our Tax & Estate Planning department in Winchester.

Paris Smith LLP is one of the South’s leading law firms with a clear strategy and vision for the future. We are committed to ensuring that clients have a positive experience with the firm, and to inspire our people to reach their full potential aligned to our values.

The role will be to work alongside a solicitor in the private client team providing full fee-earning support to the two Winchester based partners. The team has the support of two full-time secretaries.

The main responsibilities include:

  • drafting Wills;
  • preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney;
  • administering deceased estates, including:
    • preparing inheritance tax returns (IHT205 and IHT400s);
    • applying for grants of probate (or letters of administration);
    • dealing with all aspects of the post-grant administration of the estate;
    • meeting with/advising clients as required.

Preferred responsibilities or qualifications include:

  • experience of advising and drafting in relation to trusts;
  • experience of drafting Wills and trust documents;
  • membership of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; and/or
  • membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

The key attributes for this role:

  • A good working knowledge of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate, and ideally Trusts
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organised
  • Good IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

In return we offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive range of benefits, long-term career opportunities and a first-class working environment within a leading regional law practice.

We appreciate that even after the lifting of current restrictions COVID-19 may still have an impact on the candidate’s ability to work full time in the office and so flexible working split between the office and home may be discussed.

To apply for this role please email a cover letter and CV to recruitment@parissmith.co.uk