Private Client Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£40,000 - £49,999
02 Dec 2019
06 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time



Our client is a long established top 200 law firm with offices in Surrey and South West London. Ranked in the UK Chambers & Partners Directory, a Lexcel accredited Law Firm and has been awarded a Silver Accreditation for Investors in People.

As the firm grows, they are wanting to expand their Private Client Team in Redhill.

The role offers much in the way of variety in advising and support clients on Private matters including;
  • To advise and support clients on all matters including preparation of Wills, Estate Administration, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • To be involved in business development
  • To supervise junior team members

Over the years of working in this field, the client's Wills, Trusts and Estate solicitors have learned that every client has a different set of circumstances, and that no estate is quite as simple as it first appears. The factors to consider can be complicated, with different legal structures and interdependencies to take into account. Understanding each element and how it works for you as part of the whole is essential and it's this expertise and holistic approach that characterise our approach. The client has established a strong record in representing the interests of vulnerable adults, both in the everyday execution of their affairs, and in the protection from and prosecution against abuse, coercion and exploitation.

The successful candidate will bring;
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience of working in a Private Client Department
  • High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills
  • Conscientious, hard working, with developed critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and supporting more junior staff members
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality

The firm is offering an excellent, market leading salary that is open to negotiation depending on experience, coupled with a great selection of benefits;
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Death in service award
  • Birthday Leave
  • Perkbox

The firm is very forward thinking, and has no objection in offering flexible hours to the successful candidate in order to facilitate a good work life balance.

As more senior staff are set to retire, the opportunity is at hand to be in a leadership position within the firm in the next 2 years.

Those with a strong background in Private Law, that are looking to progress their career within a leading firm are very much welcomed to apply.

Please contact Carl Pace, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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