Private Client Paralegal Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for full-time Wills and Probate Paralegal to join our busy Private Client team on a permanent basis.


The role

You will be working alongside the Department’s three STEP qualified Solicitors, assisting them with all aspects of Probate work and with the preparation of Wills and LPAs.  There will be an opportunity for development to allow you to work independently, under close supervision by the qualified staff.

We receive work from a variety of sources including professional contacts and existing clients and aim always to provide exceptional client care. Excellent communication skills and IT skills are therefore also required.


Required experience, skills and attributes

You must have experience of: -

  • working in a Private Client team, with specific experience of dealing with the preparation of Wills and Probate applications; and
  • running a caseload (with a target) or have an existing legal qualification, e.g. a Law degree/post-graduate legal qualification.


In addition to the above, we are also looking for the following attributes: -

  • being pro-active in terms of managing your workload and continual development of your own legal skills;
  • possessing excellent organisation skills;
  • possessing excellent drafting skills;
  • demonstrating exceptional attention to detail;
  • demonstrating strong communication skills and an ability to work and build relationships with colleagues, clients and the wider professional community.


In return

The successful candidate can expect to be offered: -

  • a competitive salary, in line with experience;
  • flexible working and working from home options;
  • a published career path for those looking to progress;
  • a staff benefits package which includes: -
    • a pension salary sacrifice scheme
    • additional holiday scheme
    • death in service benefit
    • health cashback plan, and
    • a generous contribution to the staff pension scheme.


How to apply

Please email your CV together with a short covering letter to Carolyn Beal at 

Applications close:        Friday 14th May 2021


About Swinburne Maddison LLP

Swinburne Maddison LLP is an award-winning full-service law firm based in Durham. We have a team of dedicated and highly skilled specialist lawyers, who provide pragmatic and honest legal advice in complex commercial matters, as well as assisting private individuals.

In the Legal 500 2021 Edition, we were ranked as a Top Tier Firm for Commercial Services for the second year in a row. We have previously won Law Firm of the Year (6+ Partners) at the 2017 Northern Law Awards and were finalists in both the 2018 and 2019 Awards.  The Private Client team won the Private Client Team of the Year at the 2018 Northern Law Awards.

Swinburne Maddison LLP is forward-thinking and has grown significantly over the past 10 years, resulting in us recently doubling the size of our office. A major refurbishment of our premises has created a modern and innovative environment for both our staff and clients.