Private Client Solicitor

Private Client Solicitor

Job Title: Private Client Solicitor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
REF: 896809
Contact Name: Sarah Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced Private Client Solicitor with at least 3 years PQE to support our client within the Leicester based Wills, Trusts and Probate Team. You will work as an integral part of a team dealing with all aspects of wills, trusts and probate work. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective and professional relationships with clients.

Successful candidates will have the ability to build an external network beyond their clients and seek to be involved in marketing activities. You will need to demonstrate good technical knowledge of your area and have the ability to keep up to date with developments and industry issues.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Drafting and advising on wills, both basic and those more complex involving trusts
  • Drafting and advising on both basic and more complex trusts, including those made by lifetime gift
  • Reviewing existing trusts and will statutes
  • Administering estates and trusts, including drafting trustee minutes and executor meeting minutes
  • Preparing inheritance tax forms competently and confidently, including IHT205, 100 and 400 forms
  • Producing accounts for estates and trusts
  • Advising clients in correspondence and in person
  • Drafting and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advising in relation to care home fee planning
  • Running files involving the management of financial files where a partner or other fee earner is appointed as Attorney or Deputy
  • Completing applications to the Court of Protection
  • Promoting the private client practice with clients and contacts.
  • Attending networking events and actively marketing yourself and the firm in all aspects of business development online, through literature and in person

Skills and experience required:

  • 3 years PQE in wills, trusts and probate
  • Full STEP qualification or working towards
  • Previous experience within a reputable law firm
  • The ability to work independently
  • Good team working and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to develop and expand knowledge
  • Willingness to be actively involved in business development of the firm and the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team
  • Excellent relationship building skills and communication with the ability to communicate openly and clearly with colleagues and clients
  • Strong client management skills, professionalism and integrity

Salary and benefits:

  • £30,000 - £40,000 - salary is dependent on level of PQE, minimum of 3 years is required