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Probate & estate administration

The death of a loved one invariably gives rise to a great deal of emotional stress and dealing with all the associated complex legal and administrative processes can be an additional strain. The Co-operative Legal Services offers customers free legal advice to help them understand what needs to be done and the best way to go about it.

Our Probate and Estate Administration service is designed to lessen the load at a difficult time. We can complete all the legalities, tax issues and paperwork for our customers to help minimise the burden on them and their time, while keeping them in the picture every step of the way.

Probate Advisor

You will be one of the first people a customer speaks to. We expect each Probate Advisor to have excellent customer service experience and an ability to deal with people with understanding and compassion. We will give you full training in order to give you the knowledge and skills you need to deal with queries and to offer sound legal advice, discuss customers’ needs, explain our services and arrange for one of our Probate Consultants to meet face-to-face with the customer.

To find out more about opportunities as a Probate Advisor, please click on ‘Search and Apply’.

Probate Consultants

Following contact and advice from our Probate Advisors, you will be the first-and often-only person that our customers meet face-to-face. You will attend meetings at customers' homes and discuss in depth the deceased’s estate.  You will provide advice and a fixed fee quotation for our customers. At what is often a very difficult time, you will provide a professional and compassionate service and act as the face of our company. Based predominantly in the field, you will have strong customer service skills, experience of working remotely and an organised and professional approach.

To find out more about opportunities as a Probate Consultant, please click on ‘Search and Apply’.

Case Management Administration and Support

Supporting both our case handlers and customers, you will be responsible for maintaining contact with customers and ensuring that all administration supporting the process is undertaken efficiently and in line with the timescales needed to progress the administration of the estate. You will manage all of the paperwork in to the office, update customer files and records electronically and help with daily enquiries. That is why we look for helpful and well organised people who are really looking to work and develop within a legal business.

To find out more about opportunities in Case Management Administration and Support, please click on ‘Search and Apply’.

Case Handler

As a dedicated ‘named’ specialist for our customers, you will manage end-to-end a varied caseload of probate matters, keep customers informed of the progress of their cases, issue all legal paperwork (such as schedule of assets and grant of probate) and manage the entire administration of the estate. You will need good people skills together with probate, estate or trust experience.

To find out more about opportunities as a Case Handler, please click on ‘Search and Apply’.