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Current Vacancies

Private Client Solicitor, Paralegal or Will Writer


At Killingworth and Parrott, we pride ourselves on delivering a personal service, providing clear practical help and advice with a common-sense approach to guide our clients through their legal issues.

Our practice was established in April 2011 by founding partners David Killingworth and Stephen Parrott, who have overseen the steady growth of the practice to what it is today. Based in the busy market town of Belper (part of the Derwent Mills World Heritage Site) the practice is embedded within the local community, and enjoys plenty of local amenities with easy transport links to the surrounding towns and cities.

We’re now seeking a new team member to help our continued growth and assist on an active private client caseload with the support from an experienced fee earner. Progression opportunities are also available for those seeking further development.


Position; Private Client Solicitor / Paralegal / Will Writer

Hours; Full time, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm (Part time requests will also be considered)

Qualifications; A new or recently qualified Solicitor, or a Paralegal / Will Writer, possibly working towards a legal qualification.

Experience; A new or recently qualified Solicitor should have experience of carrying out a full time private client caseload during their training contract, or a Paralegal / Will Writer carrying out a minimum of one year experience in estate planning and will writing.

Salary; Competitive remuneration dependent on experience.

Key duties;

  • Taking instructions from clients and providing them with clear practical advice on legal documents including Wills, Powers of Attorney and other estate planning documents;
  • Independently drafting Wills (varying in complexity), Powers of Attorney and other estate planning documentation;
  • Communicating clearly and professionally with clients and third parties;
  • Using the firm’s software and precedents to produce legal documents;
  • Working closely with colleagues, mentoring and supporting them where necessary;
  • Liaising with The National Will Register, The Office of the Public Guardian and other third parties; and
  • Ensuring all work is undertaken accurately, complying with industry standards.

The candidate should be able to;

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of private client practice and procedure;
  • work independently in a busy legal environment;
  • show a professional yet approachable manner with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • show an ability to work to often tight deadlines with excellent organisational skills;
  • be a team player;
  • be self-motivated; and
  • demonstrate a proficiency with Office Outlook, Excel and Word.

Deadline; 31 August 2023. However, please note that our priority is to recruit the right person for the job the closing date provided is a guideline only. We reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the stated deadline, or continue accepting applications after the stated deadline.


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