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Paralegal Deceased Estates – Lawton’s Africa, Johannesburg

A vacancy has become available for a Paralegal in the Deceased Estates practice area. The position will be reporting to the Arnold Shapiro. The candidate should meet the criteria listed below:


  • Minimum 5-9 years’ sound deceased estates secretarial and administration experience
  • Relevant Secretarial / Office Administration certificate/diploma
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy and experience in Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent typing skills, speed and accuracy


  • Be able to independently attend to the administration of a Deceased Estate from start to finish (Reporting to the Master of the High Court) and drawing up of liquidation and distribution account, reconciling accounts
  • Drafting of the Liquidation and Distribution Account
  • Day to day administration of estates, liquidations and insolvent estates and attending to dication.
  • Applications to register death, transmission applications, property transfers, applications for substituted titles & other lands titles office documents
  • Attend to and solve the queries on sheets from the master’s office
  • Advertising of estate late matters with the media houses as per S29 and 35 of Estate Duty Act45/1965
  • Typing all correspondence, agreements and litigious documents and drafting of wills.
  • Building and maintain relationships with clients and ensuring follow through of service
  • Account management including and not limited to amendments, itemized billing, draft accounts, adjustments and final accounts
  • Posting of fees, invoicing and collection of outstanding accounts


  • Initiative: Being proactive in achieving goals and exceeding goals, going the extra mile.
  • Results driven: Ability to work well under pressure without compromising work quality or standards.
  • Ability to handle high volumes as well as meet deadlines with the view to adding value to the business by delivering the required results.
  • Work Standards: Ability to produce consistent high-quality work. Maintain a high standard of service during the administration process without supervision.
  • Able to work independently following appropriate instruction and to take responsibility for the work product delivered.
  • A team player and a communicator. Reliable, with an eagerness to share knowledge and learning with others.
  • Positive and motivated for work in a pressurised environment.

Download the job description in PDF format here.


Available immediately


To apply for this position, please send your application and relevant supporting documents to Emily Ntuli at on/before 17 July 2020.

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