Private Client Solicitor

Heat Recruitment
£40,000 - £49,999
30 Nov 2019
06 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Private Client Lawyer

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced and ambitious private client lawyer to join our busy Private Client Team in our Reading office.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate hands-on experience across the full range of private client work and be confident in providing quality advice to clients in a professional and personable manner.

The role will involve dealing with
  • Will drafting including not only the advising on and completing of straight forward Wills, but also those including Trusts and advising on the tax implications of the same.
  • Estate administration from start to finish, including intestate estates, and dealing with all Inheritance Tax, income tax and capital gains tax issues arising during the administration.
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.
  • Court of Protection work.
  • Elderly Client matters.
  • Capacity Issues.
  • Tax planning.
  • Trust administration.
  • Other professional connections including accountants, financial advisers and care agencies to provide holistic advice for the client.

Essential Requirements
  • Ability to process a large independent caseload effectively whilst sustaining a very high level of attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to build relationships with both existing and new clients and with professional connections.
  • A proven financial record and commercial attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good technical experience in wills, trusts, probate and general tax advice.
  • A willingness to support the Department in Business Development.
  • Strong IT skills, including the use of a case management system.

There is excellent scope for career progression and to make your mark in the department; full support will be given to help you achieve your objectives.

The suitable applicant is likely to have between 3-6 years PQE but this is a guide only and we will consider strong applications outside of this level.

Salary commensurate with experience. Part-time or flexible hours will be considered.