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10 months ago
Location: Ipswich
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs


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Wills & Advisory


The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Winners of The Legal 500 UK Awards 2015 - category of “private client firm of the year (regional)”. Our team is also ‘Top Ranked’ in Chambers UK for 2016.

Our team gives specialist tax and succession planning advice to individuals, families, business people and landowners. We provide assistance with a wide range of clients' circumstances including complex family relationships, complex estates involving privately owned businesses, agricultural or farming interests and large property portfolios. We also help clients structure their wealth planning so as to protect their heirs against divorce or creditor claims and to achieve tax efficiency.

Our advice covers:

* Will drafting

* Succession planning

* Tax efficient lifetime giving

* International aspects

* Disputed Wills

* Creation, administration and termination of trusts

* Advice to trustees and beneficiaries

* Trust taxation

* Offshore trusts

Purpose of job

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving practice with an excellent reputation offering good career prospects for the right candidate. You will be joinnig a busy and highly regarded team and full participation in business development will be expected.

Competitive salary (dependent on experience/ability) and benefits including pension scheme, private medical insurance, permanent health insurance, life assurance, bonus scheme, holiday from 25 days, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

Working for one of East Anglia’s leading private client law firms, our lawyers are engaged in the highest quality work in a region of outstanding natural beauty.

Any information provided in relation to PQE is provided for guidance only and will not be determinative in the recruitment decision. Any applicant with more or less PQE than that mentioned in the vacancy details will be considered on their individual merits.

The candidate

A private client solicitor / associate with c3 - 6 years' experience gained within a well regarded city, regional or national firm with a well-developed knowledge in all aspects of private client succession planning.

More senior applicants should ideally demonstrate some following or good contacts within the region and/or sector.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.

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