We’re hiring Paralegal in the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department

We are seeking a motivated, hard-working graduate to join our Probate Department as a paralegal. We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate their ambition, drive and enthusiasm to develop their career with Hutchinson Thomas. Completion of the Legal Practice Course would be an advantage.

Reporting to: One of the partners in the department

Based:  Neath office


  • Undertaking day to day client meetings, taking detailed instructions
  • Assisting with complex cases
  • Opening and maintaining accurate and neat files in accordance with office procedures
  • Drafting legal documents (including wills, probate applications, etc.)
  • Being responsible for case management and compliance with deadlines
  • Ensuring that all time spent is recorded
  • Ensuring that all matters are progressed, closed and billed as appropriate
  • Undertaking training and development
  • Undertaking such other tasks as required by the partners


  • To maintain client confidentiality and trustworthiness at all times
  • To show sympathy and empathy to clients
  • Recognising your own limitations and being aware of when necessary for you to seek help or further advice
  • To work under pressure as part of a team whilst taking responsibility for your own work
  • To be reliable, punctual and hard working
  • To show willing to give and receive help to and from other colleagues as necessary

Person specification:

  • You will be smart and well-presented
  • You will have good social skills with a clear communication style both orally (in person and on the telephone) and in writing
  • You will have the ability to analyse a set of facts and pick out the pertinent information upon which to base advice
  • You will have a legal qualification (e.g. Law degree, LPC, BPTC, Paralegal qualification); some study of probate / private client law would be an advantage
  • You will ideally have some experience in dealing with members of the public face to face
  • You will be IT literate and after training, be able to operate a case management system
  • You will be able to word process letters and file notes succinctly

Job Type:

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.70 – £9.99 per hour, dependent on experience


Please send your CV with a covering letter to our office administrator, Julie Davies, at Julie.davies@hutchinsonthomas.com

Application deadline:

Friday, October 29, 2021

About us:

Hutchinson Thomas was the first law firm in Wales to achieve the Law Society mark of excellence, and in 2017 was named the best firm for family law in South and Mid Wales, as well as being recommended in a further six areas of law in the Legal 500.

With offices in Neath and Swansea, we have recently relocated one of our offices to new premises in the SA1 Waterfront area of Swansea. The firm was founded with the aim of combining the reassurance offered by traditional family solicitors, along with a forward-thinking approach to business development.