Deeply rooted within the Coventry and Warwickshire community, this long-established law firm have gained an excellent reputation for being sensitive, professional and supportive, during the difficult times around estate planning and execution of wills.

If you are looking to join a small, friendly and sociable team, where you will deal with all aspects of wills and probate and take ownership of both the file and client - then this could be a good career move, as they have a large bank of wills. You will be working under the supervision of an experienced solicitor, who will assist you in developing your knowledge in other areas of Private Client work e.g. Tax and Trusts.

The Paralegal in Wills and Probate will handle a varied caseload:

  • Drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney, advanced directives (living wills), preparing deeds of variation and dealing with ongoing matters.
  • Corresponding with banks to ascertain estate values on death and preparing estate accounts.
  • Meeting with clients either in the office, at their home or in residential care.
  • Preparing inheritance tax returns for HMRC as part of the probate application process.
  • Realising estate assets and settling estate liabilities after granting of probate.
  • Occasionally working out of other office in Coventry when required.


To be a successful Paralegal in the Wills and Probate department, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience as a fee earner in Wills and Probate
  • Familiarity with powers of attorney, wills, estates and their administration.
  • Excellent file organisation couple with good communication skills.
  • Patience, sensitivity, compassion, discretion and confidentiality, particularly when dealing with the elderly and bereaved.


You may currently be a Legal Assistant, Legal Executive or Paralegal and seeking to join a firm where you will feel valued and part of the team.

Please note that SVB Solutions is acting as a recruitment agency for the purposes of this vacancy.