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Freelance executry paralegal supporting law firms in Scotland

Based in Central Scotland, Gail MacLean has been an executry paralegal in Scotland for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in dealing with estate administration and obtaining Confirmation.

In 2009, she gained her Specialist Paralegal qualification in Wills, Trusts & Executries from Strathclyde University and in 2012 became a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners after gaining her STEP* diploma in Trusts & Estates.

AGC Legal is a small business established by Gail in January 2015 to provide high-quality executry paralegal services to the legal community – primarily in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife, Perthshire and Kinross-shire. Our prompt, reliable and efficient freelance paralegal service will be tailored to your law firm’s individual needs.

Freelance paralegal services – the ideal solution for busy law firms

Being a freelance paralegal, Gail offers a service that is both flexible and comprehensive, with a discounted rate available for regular clients and for specific long-term contracts. The benefits of using freelance administrative support are manifest.

Firstly, there’s no payroll, no auto-enrolment and no holiday pay. Secondly, enlisting freelance support is an ideal way to cover maternity leave, long-term sickness absence or simply just to administer estates if you don’t like doing them yourself!

Sub-contracting the fiddly, time-consuming administration elements of obtaining Confirmation and winding up an estate to AGC Legal also has the benefit of freeing up your professional time for more remunerative legal work.

Customer confidentiality and data protection

Whilst in our possession, any hard copy of your data will be held in a locked cabinet. No one but Gail has access to these locked cabinets unless in an emergency situation. Any digital data will be held on her computer, which has full McAfee LiveSafe Internet Security.

The data will only be held for the purposes for which it is required in connection with work being carried out for you and will not be passed on to anyone else. It will only be retained by Gail for the duration of the work she is carrying out for your company.

After completion of the case, any documents such as Death Certificates, original wills or Powers of Attorney, etc. will be returned to you. The files which we have for each case will be retained in confidential storage for seven years, after which they will be destroyed.

Full range of paralegal services for the legal community

As an experienced paralegal executry, Gail offers an extensive range of administrative services to law firms in Scotland and further afield:

Out of Office Services
Empty property search for estate papersRegistration of death
Funeral arrangementsInitial meeting with family
Empty property visitsInstruction of property and personal effects’ valuations
Taking of will instructions from any of your clients not able to attend the officeAny out-of-office visit requirements
Ad Hoc Estate Administration Services
Preparation of Inventory, C1 & C5Preparation of Inventory, C1 & IHT400
Preparation of Initial Writs in Intestacy casesPreparation of Bonds of Caution in Intestacy cases
Preparation of affidavits and applications under the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 to set up defective willsDrafting of opinions on foreign wills for foreign solicitor and subsequent applications for Confirmation
Preparation of Legal Right ComputationsPreparation of Legal Right Discharges
Preparation of Executry AccountsAssistance with balancing of Executry Accounts
Preparation of Eik to ConfirmationPreparation of Confirmation ad omissa/et ad non executa
Comprehensive Estate Administration Services
Full Estate Administration ServiceEstate Update Service
We will administer the estate for your client in accordance with your instructions.We will bring your client’s estate up to date for you if it has been unattended for a while.

If the service you are looking for is not included on the above list, please call us on 01592 890115 to discuss, or email us at info@agclegal.co.uk We will consider all types of work normally handled by a paralegal and look forward to receiving your enquiry.