Tax & Estate Team – Paralegal


We are looking for a paralegal to join our busy Tax & Estate Planning department in Southampton.

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.

Due to continued growth in this area of work, it is necessary to recruit further support for the team.

The role will include managing your own case load as well as providing support to fee earners within the Tax & Estate Planning department.

The main responsibilities include:

  • drafting legal documents including Wills, Letters of Wishes and Trust documentation;
  • preparation of estate accounts;
  • preparation of letters of advice and guidance notes to clients;
  • preparation of inheritance tax returns and submission to HMRC; and
  • liaising with clients as and when required.

The key attributes for this role:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organised
  • A good team player
  • Flexible and proactive approach
  • Ability to work with figures
  • A degree in law and/or some previous private client experience would be a distinct advantage
  • A desire to learn and develop
  • Good IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

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

To apply for this job please email a covering letter and C.V. to recruitment@parissmith.co.uk.