Private Client Solicitor

  • Job Reference: BH-36726
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Law Staff
  • Location: Grayswood
  • Salary: £50,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Private client, Wills & Probate
  • Personnel Type: Solicitor

Job Description

Job Title: Private Client Solicitor  
Type: Full-time or Part-time  
Location: Petersfield
Salary: Negotiable, dependent on salary
Job Ref: 36726

Overview:
Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced and dedicated private client solicitor to join their team on either a full-time or part-time basis. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3+ years PQE and the ability to deliver a comprehensive range of private client services.

Responsibilities:
- Will Drafting: Provide expert advice and drafting services for clients, ensuring their wishes are accurately and effectively documented.
- Probate and Estate Administration: Manage the administration of estates, including obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration, and ensuring smooth estate settlement.
- Inheritance Tax Planning and Trusts: Advise clients on inheritance tax matters, helping to develop effective strategies to minimise liabilities and manage trusts.
- Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Work: Assist clients in setting up lasting powers of attorney and handle matters related to the Court of Protection.
- Contentious Probate: Although not essential, experience in contentious probate is desirable. Candidates should be capable of managing disputes efficiently and effectively.
- Client Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong client relationships, providing a high level of service and tailored advice.
- Team Collaboration: Work independently while also contributing to and learning from the private client team.

Qualifications:
- Minimum of 3+ years PQE in private client work.
- Strong knowledge and experience in wills, probate, estate administration, inheritance tax planning, and trusts.
- Proficiency in managing lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters.
- Experience in contentious probate is desirable but not essential.
- STEP membership and/or Association of Lifetime Lawyers membership would be an advantage.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

What Our Client Offers:
- Competitive Package: Attractive remuneration and benefits package.
- Varied and Interesting Caseload: Opportunity to handle a diverse range of cases and clients.
- Autonomy: Freedom to grow and develop your caseload with the support of the private client team.
- Professional Development: Further training and full support on more complex matters to enhance your expertise and career growth.