Private Client Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 65854/65853
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2017
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £32,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Private Client, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client is a national firm and the Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate team was recognised as a 'superior' team in Legal 500, 2011 edition, reflecting their reputation for advising clients on all their personal legal needs. They are proud to provide a personal, transparent and efficient service by a team which includes fully qualified members of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) as well as members of Solicitors for the Elderly. Understanding the importance of careful estate planning to help provide for future generations, they offer lifetime and post-death planning to a diverse range of clients.

They have two roles, the first one is in the Manchester office and will suit the level of NQ-2 and the second role is in the Birmingham office and will suit a 2-10PQE

Main purpose of role

To manage own caseload of private client work and deliver great client service.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage own caseload of private client work, including high value/complex probatework and estate planning for high net worth individuals
  • Assist other case handlers in the team and wider department with their cases as may be required
  • Advise and take instructions from clients in relation to their financial affairs
  • Travel to and attend upon clients
  • Prepare and file various correspondence, notes and documentation
  • Assist with marketing the services of the team and wider department
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets\KPIs
  • Ensure relevant deadlines and quality measures are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant firm and client policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with the firms' values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

Person specification

  • Qualified solicitor
  • Keen interest and vast experience in all aspects of private client law, but particularly high value/complex probatework and estate planning for high net worth individuals
  • STEP qualified or working towards
  • Business development skills and experience
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible approach

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.