Our clients are seeking an experienced Private Client Solicitor with a strong technical background to join their busy Private Client Team in Hertfordshire. With sister offices, their Harpenden office is long established with a large client base and Will bank. It is a busy role so the ideal candidate will have the ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
They anticipate that the preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years PQE and be able to handle a mixed caseload of private client work, in particular Wills, administration of Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection work and Tax planning.
STEP / SFE qualification would be advantageous and it is essential that the candidate is able to undertake marketing and practice development initiatives. Ability to work on own initiative essential but with the support of a larger team behind them
The core hours will be Monday-Friday 9am to 5:15pm.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To manage an agreed case-load of client work in consultation with Head of Private Client;
To process clients' instructions on a timely and cost effective basis;
To build strong relationships with clients;
Providing a professional service whilst being compassionate when dealing with sensitive issues;
To bill and to collect debts and collect all outstanding disbursements in advance;
To maintain professional standards;
To use the correct office systems and procedures in order to manage cases effectively and in accordance with the firms' standards;
To introduce clients to other fee earners as appropriate.
Start Date: ASAP Hours: 9.5.30pm – Holidays: Standard + Bank Holidays: Salary : £Competitive+
Skills required: At least 5 yrs pqe – Wills, Trusts, Estates, Planning LPA's COP and Tax Planning.