About Us

Paralegal

London, England, United Kingdom

The Company

Octopus Legacy is the place to plan for death and find support after loss. When people think about planning for death they think about wills, life insurance and funerals. We take these cold processes and turn them into something more human. Share more than money: leave voice notes, music, and recipes. Shape a legacy that connects you while you're here. And after you're gone.

Founded by Sam after his mum died suddenly, we’re a group of people who work in death because we’ve been affected by it. We know the difference a good plan makes, and what it’s like when there isn’t one.

Death can come between us, leaving a mess, legal fees, and frustration. But it can also make us stronger. We see a world where people talk openly about death, and work out the real meaning of legacy, one that connects to them. We’re here to make that world happen. 

The Role

As a Paralegal at Octopus Legacy, you will play a crucial role in supporting our legal team in various aspects of our operations both within Octopus Legacy and our subsidiary Octopus Legal Services. You will mainly be responsible for supporting probate caseloads, assisting with progressing cases, such as reviewing wills, drafting lasting powers of attorney and other legal documents as required, depending on the case type. You will also be managing customer contact and liaising with other third parties, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

This role offers hands-on experience in a dynamic, high-growth environment, where you’ll have the chance to collaborate closely with seasoned legal experts. You'll not only contribute to our company's expansion, but also cultivate a versatile skill set essential for your professional journey.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the legal team to draft and prepare legal documents required for wills, probate and/or lasting power of attorney matters, ensuring accuracy and efficient administration support across the team.
  • Offer comprehensive support across Octopus Legacy and Octopus Legal Services, not just for the legal team but cross-functionally to drive towards a common goal, by engaging with various people across the business to address multifaceted projects and drive initiatives forward collaboratively.
  • Manage all administration tasks as required from post-handling processes, including effective communication with clients and other third parties. Accurately maintaining client records and correspondence on our systems, ensuring all compliance and regulatory standards are met.  
  • Where possible, provide insightful analysis and recommendations to drive efficiencies for business as a whole and proactive case progression.

Who Are You?

  • You have a Law or Finance degree (preferred).
  • You have 1+ years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant, in a corporate or startup environment (preferred).
  • You have knowledge of Wills, Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney (preferred).
  • You can handle high-volume workloads while maintaining exceptional attention to detail.
  • You are able to navigate complex legal matters and provide practical solutions.
  • You are a reliable and trustworthy individual, managing sensitive legal tasks and responsibilities.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication
  • You have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • You have the ability to prioritise tasks, manage time efficiently, and work independently or as part of a team.
  • You have attention to detail and accuracy in all work performed.
  • You are a self-starter and proactive approach.

Benefits

  • Flexible working: 3 days in the office (London, Holborn) you can work remotely up to 2 days a week. 
  • Work from anywhere in the world for up to 4 weeks per year.
  • An extra holiday day for your Birthday
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Life insurance, Health insurance, Will & LPAs
  • Octopus share incentive scheme 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and access to the Electric Vehicle (EV) Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
  • Octopus Giving: we match any charitable fundraising that you do up to £500. 
  • Octopus Springboard: where we help our employees become fully-fledged entrepreneurs.

We know that to be truly innovative, we need to have a diverse team around us. That is why Octopus Legacy is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

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