Private Client Solicitor
Hours: Part time or Full time
Holidays: 23 days plus bank holidays (+ length of service holiday rewards)
Bonus on offer!
Overview of role
Private Client Solicitor to provide expert legal support and advice in Probate, Wills & Trusts to clients following the correct legislation and firm procedures with confidence.
Main Tasks (this list is non-exhaustive):
Providing legal advice and assistance to clients;
Taking clear instructions from clients and acting on such instructions;
Following the appropriate legislation at all times;
Minimising exposure to firm and mitigating any risks;
Manage client expectations;
Provide clear costs information on all matters;
Ensuring clients have agreed to the firm terms & conditions;
Ensuring necessary ID is on all client files;
Ensuring your client invoices are paid on time;
Managing your caseload ensuring clients receive regular contact from the firm;
Working where necessary as part of a team;
Meeting financial targets;
Maintaining a professional standard at all times;
Delegating work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
Carrying out risk assessments on all files and notifying compliance of any risks to the firm;
To take part in pro-bono work;
Keeping up to date with compliance procedures and policies;
Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals, attending courses and reading law reports;
To maintain your training record in accordance with your regulator’s policy;
Anti-Money Laundering training;
To actively keep up to date and further your knowledge within the area of which you work.
To act in the best interest of the firm at all times;
To adhere to the firm’s policies at all times;
To be respectful at all times to colleagues, suppliers, clients and any other visitors of the firm;
To provide a high standard of client care.
Calm and approachable;
A passion for Law;
Stamina and resilience;
A professional approach to work, integrity and a respect for confidentiality.
Solicitor/Legal Executive/CLC or Probate Practitioner with 10 years PQE;
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
Analytical and problem-solving skills;
Accuracy and attention to detail;
Numeracy and IT skills;
Ability to plan work and prioritise tasks;
Interpersonal skills, to work as part of a team or with other people and organisations;
If this role sounds perfect for you then we are excited to hear from you!