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Goughs Solicitors
Company benefits: Healthcare, Pension scheme
Location: Trowbridge
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact: HR/Recruitment
Sector: Private Client, Tax, Wills and Probate, Trusts
Category: Solicitor Jobs

The team
Due to expansion we are recruiting for a Private Client Lawyer to join the department which currently comprises of 10 lawyers and seven support staff across our six offices. Everyone works in a cohesive environment but with the autonomy to run and develop their caseload and build client relationships. Many lawyers within the team are STEP members but everyone shares their expertise, knowledge and experience to support one another.

The firm
Goughs Solicitors are widely recognised as one of the leading providers of high quality legal services to both individuals and businesses throughout Wiltshire and beyond. Our approach to business and our clients has put us ahead of our competitors. We have core values that define who we are, how we operate and the services we offer. Our success is down to our people and the strong relationship they have built with our clients.

The role
You will take on an already existing case load of varied Private Client work which will consist of Wills, Probate, Administration of Estates, LPA’s, Inheritance Tax Planning and Trusts. There is plenty of opportunity to grow and develop the work and you will be encouraged and given the independence to build relationships with other departments and external referrers.

Life at Goughs
We fully understand that work is a big part of our lives and we strive towards making the working day an enjoyable environment. We actively bring together the offices and departments as much as possible through our social and charity committees. We have an annual away day which is all about team building, unwinding and having fun!

We are committed to helping our employees strive for a healthy work life balance and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

We believe in investing in our staff and offer a tailored career structure and appraisal scheme to our lawyers and central services staff. Annual performance and development reviews are held with all support staff. 

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • A minimum of 26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Work Place Pension Scheme after three months of employment.
  • Discretionary bonus scheme available to all fee earners based upon individual performance objectives.Career structure scheme available to all fee earners.
  • Buying and selling holiday scheme.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Private Medical Insurance (available to employees at Associate/Functional Manager level and above).
  • Support with study and qualifications.
  • Employee Introduction bonus.
  • Discounted legal fees for staff.
  • Optional mobile phone (for Associate level and above)
  • Quarterly Goughs Value Champion Initiative – the Champion receives their next birthday off as annual leave.
  • Length of service awards (available after three years of service).
  • Bi-monthly prize draws.
  • Paid professional body membership.
  • Firm funded social events throughout the year.
  • Charitable events for our nominated charities including a registration/entry fee allowance for each employee paid for by the Firm.
  • Working for a Lexcel and CQS accredited Firm.

Your qualities
We look for individuals who have an excellent professional manner and good people skills. You will be a flexible team player with the ability to manage a varied work load effectively and be self-motivated.

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