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3 months ago
Whitehead Monckton
Salary: Market Rate
Company benefits: Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Daycare/Childcare vouchers, Car Parking, Cycle to work scheme
Location: South East, Kent, Maidstone
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+
Contact: Joanne Forbes
Sector: Private Client, Wills and Probate
Category: Fee Earner Jobs, Lawyer Jobs, Legal Executive Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Senior Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive

Whitehead Monckton, as well-established legal practice in Kent is looking for a Senior Solicitor. This is a great opportunity for someone to be part of an expanding Kent legal practice with an excellent reputation.

Main purpose

To work as part of the tax & estate planning team. To undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the practice area by achieving fee earning targets. To ensure work is completed in an efficient and effective manner within the parameters of ISO 9001 standards.

Main responsibilities

  • To undertake fee earning work on behalf of clients
  • To attend client meetings and take instructions (home visits as necessary).
  • To create and maintain client files within the parameters of ISO 9001 standards.
  • To generate suitable client correspondence.
  • To draft legal documents as required.
  • To comply with the firm's routine time recording, accounts and administrative disciplines within the parameters of ISO 9001 standards.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to junior fee earners.
  • To promptly inform the practice head immediately of any potential problems on files.
  • To participate in marketing and networking events, as requested.
  • To attend and contribute to departmental meetings.
  • To attend training events to comply with the SRA continuing competence requirements.
  • To undertake any other reasonable tasks to assist the department, as requested by the practice head.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • A qualified solicitor (4 years + PQE) admitted as a solicitor by the Law Society or a CILEx qualified Legal Executive
  • Previous experience in Tax & Estate Planning fee earning work in a law firm
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office package
  • Previous experience of using a case management system (desirable)
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent client care skills
  • Good communication skills, orally and also written
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • Member of STEP (desirable)
  • Interest in participating in all business development activities relevant to TEP work
  • Previous experience of supervising junior fee earners 

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