The Opportunity…

At Wolferstans, we care passionately about the experience that clients have when doing business with us. Clients who contact us to deal with sensitive legal matters are placing a great deal of trust in us and it is critical that we repay this trust by treating them with the warmth, professionalism, understanding and courtesy that they deserve.

We were the first firm in Plymouth to be awarded the title of Compassionate Workplace and in recent years we have won “Large Business of the Year” at the Plymouth Business Awards, won “Law Firm of the Year” and “Team of the Year” at the 2022 LawNet Awards and secured our place in the Times Legal Top 200 – why not come and be a part of our success?

You will be part of a supportive and flexible working environment where you have the ability to further your career aspirations. Our benefits package includes 5 weeks' annual leave plus bank holidays and an extended break over the Christmas period, you are also awarded a day off for your birthday and will be signed up to our Health Care Plan designed with wellbeing in mind.

What will you do?

The Court of Protection has appointed Samantha Buckthought as Property and Affairs Deputy for a large number of clients. Our experienced and dedicated Court of Protection team of solicitors, legal assistants and paralegals support these clients to manage their financial affairs.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-paced area of our business where high volumes of interaction with clients and experts is required, each one requiring appropriate focus and attention to deliver positive outcomes.

The main purpose of the role is to provide administrative and legal support to a team of Lawyers in the day to day running of their cases and to liaise with clients and third parties as required. This will involve managing your own workload, liaison with our clients, their wider support network and third parties, maintaining accurate files and assisting with reports.

You will be based at our North Hill office with the flexibility to work from home, after a period of training, on a regular basis providing a 50/50 split of home and office working.

What do you offer?

Ideally you will have previous experience of working for a reputable law firm in a similar role as part of a team.


Communication skills

Time management skills and able to prioritise effectively

Attention to detail

Able to:

Demonstrate a passion for client service excellence

Deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information

Develop and maintain strong relationships with team members the firms’ employees and partners.

Work well under pressure within stipulated timescales and meet deadlines

You will be:

Proud of a professional and positive work attitude with the ability to embrace change

Willing to attend courses and webinars to increase knowledge and understanding

Keen to work towards or demonstrate the firm’s core competencies

Committed to Wolferstans, and able to provide a confident and positive input, taking

responsibility and ownership for the success of the firm and your own development

Applications will officially close on 30 June 2023. However, we are keen to talk to suitable candidates at the earliest possible opportunity and will close the vacancy to new applications once conversations reach an advanced stage to avoid a delay. We would therefore urge candidates who are interested in this vacancy to get in touch ASAP and discuss the opportunity with us.

We are currently recruiting for two paralegal roles. Please specify the department you are interested in applying for, or indicate both if you are interested in both departments.