Withers LLP

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years.

We advise clients on the full range of their business, personal and philanthropic legal needs, both at home and abroad. With offices in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia-Pacific, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage and services that other law firms focussed on the needs of the individual cannot. We have represented 42% of the Top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the US Top 100 Forbes Rich List, 30% of the Top 20 Hong Kong billionaires in the Forbes World's Billionaires list and over 20% of the Forbes Asia's Richest Families list.

Withers LLP London, United Kingdom
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
Description The Department The Wealth Planning practice provides sophisticated legal advice to some of the world’s most successful people, from aristocracy to first, second and third generation entrepreneurs, industrialists, senior executives, celebrities, artists, philanthropists and other prominent figures.  This practice generates approximately 55% of the firm's revenues (globally) and is the firm’s engine room.  The firm has one of the largest and most comprehensive private client practices in the world.  As well as acting for clients with a UK connection, the London Wealth Planning practice has an international focus and acts for clients in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America in relation to trust and succession planning.   The Role We are looking for a robust, career-minded paralegal to join our market-leading international Wealth Planning team.   You will work with a broad range of clients (including trustees, administrators, banks, and beneficiaries) in relation to a range of private client related legal matters.  Succession planning for international families is a key part of this role, and you will assist with implementing estate-planning arrangements for individuals.  The work will involve a mix of domestic UK and international matters.  Key elements of the role include: Legal research Document management, review and analysis Assisting in preparing pitches and tenders and in aspects of business development Assisting with client events Preparing draft documents including wills, powers of attorneys and trust deeds Produce accurate, high quality work quickly and efficiently, using the firm's software packages and document management systems Preparing first drafts of Terms of Engagement letters; using electronic file opening, ensuring anti-money laundering requirements are adhered to and requesting necessary Know Your Client documentation Providing effective and proactive communication with clients, legal staff and other support staff, organising meetings, answering the phone, taking messages, managing e-mail, etc. Resolving accounting queries and producing monthly bills using Elite (finance and time recording system) Skills and experience required Key skills and experience A minimum of two years' experience working as a paralegal (or in a similar role) is desirable Ability to acquire new skills and to understand sophisticated concepts Familiarity with technology e.g. Excel, Word Strong research skills Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure Financial aptitude (for billing) Strong academics Excellent written and verbal communication skills The essentials                                                                                                 9.30 – 5.30pm but flexibility is a must 12 week probation period Four week notice period Flexible benefit package This role is due to commence in Jan 2018 About Withersworldwide Withers have been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years. We advise clients on their business and personal legal needs both at home and abroad. In this fast moving and increasingly regulated world, the need for integrated and timely advice has never been more urgent. With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage that other law firms focussed on the individual cannot.  We continually look for opportunities to ensure we are based in the same locations as our clients and their wealth.