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7 months ago
Brodies LLP
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
JOB TITLE: Solicitor (0-3 years PQE) - Personal and Family
Based in Edinburgh REPORTING TO: Susanne Batchelor, Partner and Alan Barr, Partner JOB PURPOSE: We have an exciting opportunity for a 0-3 years PQE Solicitor to join the Personal and Family department in
Edinburgh. As one of Scotland’s largest teams of private client specialists the aim of the department is to offer
clients specialist advice which will meet all their personal, legal and tax requirement. The successful candidate
can expect client contact from the outset with a range of clients, including individuals, trustees, executors, and
institutions; from all over Scotland, the UK and beyond. The role will involve working closely with experts across
the teams, which are currently top ranked within Private Client and Family Law in Chambers and Partners.
CORE TASKS: The successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of work as follows:
• Drafting of wills and powers of attorney
• Involvement in the administration of trusts and executries
• Estate planning including the setting up trusts and other entities
• Assisting with clients tax planning advice
• Providing advice to high net worth clients
• Involvement in adults with incapacity cases
• Exposure to the department’s business development activities.
• Be aware of Brodies’ information security policies, and protect information assets from unauthorised

access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference at all times PERSON SPECIFICATION:
• Previous experience of working within Personal and Family is essential
• Committed to highest level of client care and service
• Works to understand the department’s key clients, their requirements and the challenges they face. Error! Unknown document property name.

• Genuine interest and enthusiasm for private client work
• Committed to taking personal responsibility to learn on the job and keep knowledge up to date
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Communicates in a confident, clear and relaxed way
• Adapts style of communication appropriately when dealing with colleagues and clients
• Research skills
• Takes responsibility for own transactions and advice, subject to supervision
• Ability to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Shows understanding of clients’ needs, and tailors advice appropriately SKILLS:
• Self-motivated and driven
• Prepared, organised and able to prioritise
• Applied knowledge
• Commercial and profit focus
• Conduct and communication skills Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment where no partner,
employee, potential employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment. We value the skills, experience
and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers us in terms of our ability to deliver top class
legal services to our clients.

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