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Probate Legal Assistant - Bristol

Full Time
Job Sector:
Driving / Motor Trade
Bristol, Bristol City Centre
Salary description:
£18, 000 per annum
Start Date:
As soon as possible
Kings Court Trust
Job Ref:

Probate Legal Assistant (Estate Coordinator)

We are looking for talented, dedicated and pro-active individuals, with a passion for providing excellent customer service to assist us in providing the best estate administration and probate services to our clients. You will be joining a business whose sole aim is to help families move on.

The Probate Legal Assistant role is a varied and integral role in supporting the whole of the estate administration and probate process, providing a good overview and working relationship with all teams within Service Delivery. Both active and administrative, this role requires a ‘can do’ attitude, great attention to detail, and a willingness to learn. Due to the busy nature of this position time management and organisation are key, as well as a friendly, helpful and positive outlook around the office.

Whilst professional experience is of high importance to us as a business in finding the right candidates, it is of equal importance that they are a suitable fit for the culture we offer as a business. We uphold four core values and behaviours: Pro-activity, Professionalism, Pride and Politeness. The right candidates will uphold these values in all aspects of their work whilst inspiring their colleagues to do the same.

Please note – Due to the nature of the work being carried out, it is a requirement that this role will need to be based at our offices in Bristol.

Starting Salary- £18,000 per annum

Key skills:
● Great communication and relationship building skills.
● Excellent attention to detail.
● A positive approach to achieving targets.
● Able to manage time effectively whilst maintaining accurate and high-quality work.
● Able to work effectively as part of a team.
● Adaptable to change in line with business needs.

● Demonstrable experience of producing highly detailed and accurate work
● Experience in managing multiple tasks and prioritising deadlines
● Proven ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

● Previous experience within estate administration or probate
● Experience of working within an office environment.
● Degree or equivalent level qualification such as CILEX.
● Experience of working within a client facing role within Legal or Financial Services.

Employee Benefits
● 25 days Holiday Entitlement (Increasing 1 day annually to a maximum of 30).
● Buy or Sell up to 5 days holiday per year.
● Health Cash Plan – Cash back for Dental, optical and other treatments.
● PERKS – Employee discounts across a range of high street products.
● Income protection insurance.
● Life assurance policy.
● Company pension (Matched contribution up to 5%).
● 12 weeks Enhanced Parental leave policy.
● Cycle to work scheme.
● Employee Assistance Programme.
● Free Office Fruit.
● Premium “Bean to Cup” coffee machine.

Key Responsibilities
● Carrying out full estate checklists and supporting with overviews
● Answering income calls from third parties and beneficiaries
● Dealing with post, updating the system and logging appropriate work
● Drafting and printing letters
● Identify pre-emptive complaints, compliments, process issues and log them appropriately.
● Check and review all required documents for each estate
● Register the Death with Bereavement Register and Mail Preference Service
● Conduct Insolvency, Will Search, Land Registry and Money Laundering checks as well as arranging Property Valuations
● Making applications to the Probate Registry for Grants of Representation
● Supporting with IHT calculations
● Chasing third parties for information pertaining to existing cases
● Paying debts and expenses on estates, including the funeral
● Obtaining income tax information
● Dealing with enquiries from the Department of Work and Pensions
● Encash and transfer assets of an estate
● Closing Files when the Estate Administration is complete
● Dealing with queries on closed cases
● Prepare distributions of an estate
● Preparing estate accounts for client review
● Property sales – assisting with aspects of selling properties from an estate.
● Identify complaints, pre-emptive, compliments, process issues and log them appropriately.

Kings Court Trust:
We aim to be the most successful and respected estate administration business in the UK.
A regulated business, founded in 2002, we only do one thing: estate administration. We are totally focused on our purpose, helping families to move on. Our business partners refer their customers to us and we provide our innovative and highly customer focused service to the family. As a result of this, we provide value to our partners. This value can be achieved by tailoring the outcome to the business partner depending on their service or commercial requirements. In the existing solicitor channel we use the Title Research brand. Title Research has a fifty year heritage with solicitors providing specialist people tracing and asset repatriation services worldwide. These services are provided thousands of times a year to existing solicitor customers of Title Research.
We are committed to preventing fraud and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of employees, and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including electronic identity checks, review of references and feedback from past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

***For the right candidate we are able to offer relocation flexibility and support***

Company Description

At Kings Court Trust, we occupy a unique, privileged position.

We are called upon at a sensitive time when families are still going through the stages of grief, but there is an acceptance that certain realities need to be addressed.

What can interrupt this healing process? Unnecessary stress. Anxiety. Unexpected obstacles. A gruelling or difficult estate administration experience.

We do everything in our power to make sure that this doesn’t happen to the families that entrust us to take care of their estate administration.

Every action, decision and service we offer goes some way to achieving our purpose - helping you and your family to move on.

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