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LEGAL ASSISTANT - VACANCY

Vermeylen Law is a private client law firm based in Bristol. We specialise in wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, Court of Protection applications, and inheritance tax. A significant amount of our work involves cross-border private international law.

We strive to live out our values – excellence, integrity, and empathy - in all that we do.

Owen Mason, Director of Vermeylen Law, established the firm in 2019.

Due to our continued growth, we are looking to recruit a full-time Legal Assistant.

This is a truly unique opportunity to join us in building an exceptional law firm that serves clients with authentic personal service supported by the latest technology.

Job Specification

The role will involve:

  • Providing client relationship support (in person and by phone and email)

  • Providing case management support from onboarding to file archiving

  • Drafting documents (such as Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and probate applications)

  • Attending client meetings

  • Conducting legal research

  • Providing administrative support (such as scanning / photocopying / filing / posting)

  • Assisting with billing

  • Analysing and improving case processes

  • Attending networking events when required

  • Assisting with social media posts

 

Person Specification

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A high 2:1 or 1st class degree in law; or a high 2:1 or 1st class degree in another subject with a high merit or distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law

  • The ability to demonstrate that they share our values – excellence, integrity and empathy

  • Fluency with Microsoft applications (Word / Excel / Outlook); the ability to learn how to use software applications quickly

 

Benefits

  • Starting salary: £18,000

  • Discretionary annual bonus

  • Company laptop (MacBook Pro or Lenovo Yoga, as preferred)

  • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays

 

Timetable

  • Application deadline is midday on 21st October 2022

  • Candidates invited to interview will be notified by email by midday on 4th November 2022

  • First-round interviews will be held on 25th November 2022 at the firm’s office in Berkeley Square, Bristol or remotely

  • Start date is to be agreed

 

Application Process

Please send us:

  • the latest copy of your CV

  • a cover letter (please address your letter to Owen Mason)

  • a document with your answers to the following two questions:

 

What makes a great lawyer? (250 words maximum)

 

If a law firm is looking to invest in one technology / piece of software, what should it be and why? (250 words maximum)

Please send all documents as pdf attachments to support@vermeylen-law.com

 

*Note to recruitment / employment agencies* Please note that we are only accepting applications directly from candidates. We are not accepting applications from recruitment / employment agencies. Thank you for your understanding.

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