Probate Senior Associate
Traditional mid-town law firm seeks to appoint a senior associate solicitor into its well established and rated private client department. The department covers a full range of tax, trusts, probate and estate planning issues for its clients who comprise HNW/UHNW individuals, family offices, landed estates and the gentry.
The department is directory rated for private client work and has specialisms in areas such as heritage assets and tax and estate planning for domiciled and non-domiciled clients.
The firm is a member of several associations/networks which benefits it through inward bound referral work from some of the main European jurisdictions.
Suitable candidates will have at least 6 years pqe gained in the environment of a London or rated regional private client law firm. The firm has a track record of promoting senior associates to partners quickly and there are partners in the team who are 7 years pqe. Prospects for commercially minded and ambitious senior associates are therefore excellent. This would suit a senior associate who is preforming well in their current firm but not being recognised for their efforts due to partnership politics or a lack of headroom to progress.
Candidates will have substantive experience of dealing with the legal and practical aspects administering estates of all sizes. Matters handled can often be complex and require a sympathetic approach to sensitive and emotional clients. You will advise on how best to maximise inheritance tax, income tax and capital gains tax relief during the administration process.
Matters handled often have an international dimension and involve collaboration with foreign lawyers. You will also have exposure to disputes that arise and work closely with specialist litigators in the firm who provide mediation and where necessary litigation services in court.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm has decades of experience in the area of private client work but that is also developing other core areas of its practice such as international corporate and commercial work and some specialist areas where it features highly in the main legal directories.