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Private Client Lawyer (Solicitor or FCILEx) 3 - 5 years PQE

Job Title / Position: Private Client Lawyer (Solicitor or FCILEx) 3 - 5 years PQE

Job Ref no: PCL3-5GW

Branch Location: Commercial Northampton

Work Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Salary: From 40,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Shifts / Hours: Permanent

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for a Private Client Lawyer (Solicitor or FCILEx) 3 - 5 years PQE for our specialist solicitors and lawyers based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Required to proactively support and develop the Wills and Probate Department. Applicants will have strong experience dealing with private matters and will be able to hit the ground running in areas including:
* Wills
* Probate
* Power of Attorney
* Estate Administration
* Tax Planning and Trusts
* Court of Protection

Applicants must have experience of managing a full caseload in private practice. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced Private Client Solicitors or FCILEx to establish their career within a firm that prides itself on the quality service we provide. Candidates with the STEP qualification or an interest in taking STEP membership would be welcomed although is not essential.

Hours: Full-time (34.5 hours per week),
Salary: 40,000 + dependent upon experience
Benefits: Employer contributory Pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, long service awards, flexible hours, childcare vouchers, free onsite parking, travel expenses, discounted legal advice, funding of training.

Essential
* Admitted Solicitor 3-5yrs PQE OR FCILEx 3-5yrs PQE
* Demonstrate evidence of experience working as a Private Client Lawyer covering Wills, Probate, LPA and COP work, contentious matters and trust work
* Experience working in a private practice
* Used to working to targets
* Well organised
* Able to work to deadlines
* Client/Service focused
* Commercial Approach – Understanding the importance of billing
* Good Communication skills
* Able to use own initiative
* Team player
* Own transport and valid driving licence
* Enthusiatic and a flexible approach to work


Overall Purpose: To undertake work in the Wills & Probate Department, providing quality advice to clients and supporting colleagues and the ongoing development of the department and firm overall.
Reporting to: Department Head
Location: Leicestershire (travel required)

Main Duties to Include:
1. Responsible for providing high quality, timely, professional advice on Wills, Probate and Estate administration, Inheritance Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Work, Trusts and contentious Probate Work.
2. Responsible for preparing and drafting documents such as Wills and LPA’s, addressing all areas of Probate matters, dealing with a mixed caseload and advising the elderly.
3. Responsible for dealing with client enquiries via email, telephone and in person, taking instruction and advising.
4. Attending clients at other offices, hospitals, care homes and client homes when necessary
5. Responsible for assisting other employment fee earners and department members on their files where required
6. Responsible for actively proposing and participating in agreed marketing initiatives
7. To meet or exceed targets set including those for billing, time recording and workload and
generally conducting files efficiently whilst maintaining the confidentiality of all the Company’s and clients documents and information at all times.
8. To undertake other duties which may from time to time be allocated by your Line Manager

Job Features:
Decision making - to conduct the day to day activities consistent with the aims agreed with the Department Head and consistent with the Company’s Vision / Mission statements and core values

Internal Relationships - to help maintain sound business relationships with all colleagues and promote business growth through networking and events

External Relationships - to ensure the highest level of client care, consistent with the Client Charter of the Company, and consistent with its core values Problem Solving.. to participate in the development of improved operating practices consistent with the Company’s practice of continuous improvement

Financial Management - to achieve agreed operating targets as agreed with the Department Head

Marketing - to be an active member of the team, helping to generate and promote marketing initiatives, in co-operation with the Department Head and the Company’s Marketing Manager.



Date Advertised: 28 February 2017

Date Closes: 02 June 2017

Contact in branch dealing with this advert: Gemma Williams - please call 01604 970370 or email your CV to gemma.willams@questemployment.co.uk

 

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