Private Client Paralegal




Private Client Paralegal

Let us introduce ourselves

Mayo Wynne Baxter has over 200 staff and Partners across our nine Sussex offices and have been providing advice to the people of Sussex and beyond for over 150 years. We are proud of our heritage and our strong reputation in Sussex, but we have clients based across the globe.

You will be joining a firm that prides itself on delivering exceptional service to our clients and to each other, in a friendly and supportive way. We employ talented individuals as qualified legal professionals, paralegals and within roles in our Legal Support teams, Marketing, HR and Finance.

It is exceptionally important to us that we have the best people in place to provide an outstanding service to our clients and, whether in a client-facing role or not, we recognise that everyone contributes to our business success.

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs. We believe that we are stronger together and that our differences make us strong.

We are also Lexcel accreditation for Legal Excellence, Silver IIP and are B Corp

Meet the Private Client team

The Private Client Team at Mayo Wynne Baxter have extensive experience and knowledge across a broad range of private client matters. The issues which they resolve and advise on can be sensitive and distressing for clients, so our team apply their professionalism and empathy at all times.

They specialise in a wide range of areas, including trust law, probate law, Will writing and Lasting Power of Attorney advice.

Find out more about the team here.

The opportunity

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Private Client Paralegal. We are looking for someone with ambition and drive to join our team. You are likely to have previous experience as a Legal Secretary or Paralegal and enthusiasm to take on a real career opportunity.

It is envisaged that this will be a full time role but we are always willing to discuss your preferred working patterns.

Your key duties will be

  • liaising with and updating clients, colleagues, and any other stakeholder, by email, correspondence, telephone or in person
  • completing all administrative aspects of a matter
  • support Legal Advisers in your team and to meet your individual financial target
  • attending client or 3rd party meetings, with or without the legal adviser, in and out of the office, and taking notes
  • drafting various legal documents and all official forms for submission, including but not limited to Wills, Powers of Attorney, tax submissions, and probate applications.

Skills and experience you will have: 

  • ideally you should have knowledge of Wills, Powers of Attorney and estate administration
  • ability to manage your workload
  • a confident communicator with excellent client service skills
  • a high degree of efficiency and accuracy

Key competencies you will need: How we work

  • a high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environment
  • excellent organisational and prioritising skills
  • the ability to work in a busy team
  • contributes to our positive and supportive environment

 How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences, and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have offices in hubs in Crawley, East Grinstead, Lewes, Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford, Peacehaven, Storrington and Chichester

Equal opportunities

MWB encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to join our team.  We seek to engage a diverse workforce, focusing on inclusivity and fair treatment for all.  We oppose all forms of discrimination and promote equality of opportunity in everything we do.   We can make reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees with a disability so please let us know about any specific needs and requirements you have.

To apply

Please contact Tom Biddle