Paralegal – Corporate

The Opportunity…

At Wolferstans, we care passionately about the experience that our 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 have recently won “Excellence in Client Care” at the LawNet Awards 2023, received a Silver Award at the 2023 UK Customer Experience Awards, and secured our place in the Times Legal Top 250 – 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 of annual leave plus bank holidays and an extended break over the Christmas period, you are also given a day off for your birthday and will be signed up to our Health Care Plan designed with wellbeing in mind. Furthermore, we organise social gatherings and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year for all our employees, enhancing our supportive and inclusive work culture.

We are proud to have been recognised for our dedication to fostering a compassionate workplace environment. We were the first firm to be rewarded the Compassionate Workplace Award by St Luke's Plymouth, and more recently achieved the bronze award for the Wellbeing at Work program facilitated by Livewell Southwest, with ongoing efforts towards attaining our silver award.

What will you do?

You will join our busy Corporate Team in our Business Services Department. The Team is growing, has strong links with other local professional services firms and a wide client base.

You will provide support to our Lawyers on a range of corporate law matters and on some matters with commercial property elements.

Day to day duties will include assisting with Companies House filings, helping to progress ongoing corporate matters with support from Lawyers, assisting with non-contentious company-related Court applications, assisting with the drafting of standard documents relating to the purchase and sale of businesses and providing general administrative support.

You will be based at our North Hill office and subject to business need, there may be opportunity to work from home one or two days per week once training and probation has been passed.

What do you offer?

Previous experience of working in a similar role is always helpful along with technical knowledge but not essential.

However, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a passion for client service excellence and show the following skills:

Excellent:

  • Communication and client care skills
  • Time management skills and able to prioritise effectively
  • Attention to detail, confident IT skills and a proactive approach to the role

Able to:

  • Demonstrate a passion for client service excellence
  • Deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and other business sources
  • 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 April 2024. 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.