Job Ref: 102697
Trusts, Probate, Wills, Trusts & Probate Partner, Private Client Partner, Private Client Lawyer, Private Client Dept, 10+ yrs pqe, Private Client Solicitor, Probate Lawyer, PQE 10+ Years
10-15 years pqe, Court of Protection, Probate Lawyer, Solicitor/Lawyer, Trusts and Probate, Wills

REF NO: L4L1044

Our leading law firm in Luton is currently looking to expand and is searching for a Private Client Solicitor/Lawyer with around 10yrs pqe to join their team.

About the Client

They are a leading regional multi-services law firm offering legal advice across both commercial and private client sectors, with our client base ranging from individuals, sole traders, SMEs, national, international businesses to multinational corporations. They have a dedicated legal professional team striving to achieve the very best for their clients ensuring that commitment and trust is core to who they are and what they do. To be successful in this they need the right team in place.
Their partnership and management team are transparent, consultative and open to new ideas and suggestions. They want to be a great place to work so they take the time to listen to feedback and understand what they can do to support their workforce from both a personal and professional perspective. They understand the importance of well-being, home and family so they take the time to actively encourage a healthy work-life balance, recognising that all staff need to enjoy their life at work as well as outside the office.

This Opportunity
Due to continued growth their busy Private Client Department is looking for an experienced Private Client Solicitor/Lawyer to join their Team. The role is based in their Luton office, but the successful applicant may be required to support their office in Berkhamsted at times. If you have great client care, the ability to develop client relationships and are able to work independently and within a team, then this might be the right opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities
As a member of the fee earning team responsibilities will include:
• Development of a client portfolio by utilising good marketing skills, social media and networking opportunities
• Creation of relevant documentation to meet the client needs, in respect of;
o Wills, including living wills
o Probate applications
o LPAs
o Trust creation and management
o Court of protection work
o Administration of Estates
• Adherence to compliance policies and procedures
• Management of client expectations
• Client meetings
• Creation of relevant notes pertaining to meetings held
• Dealing with new enquiries
• Management of risk
• Dealing with new enquiries
• Relevant searches
• Development of proposals to maximise entitlements under HMRC inheritance rules
• Case and file management
• Supporting in the development of other team members
• Participation in CPD
• Support in marketing initiatives
• Participation in charity and networking events
• Participation in the development and delivery of webinars / podcasts
• Participation in legal clinics

The Successful Candidate:
Will have experience of working in Private Client which could range from:
• Experience of 10+ Yrs Pqe – with aspirations to become a Partner in the future.
• Personal pride in the quality of their work which should be to a high standard
• Knowledge of the requirements of Lexcel
• Ability to communicate both in writing and orally with a wide range of people
• IT literate
• Self-motivated and able to perform to targets
• Ability to adapt to change
• Ability to support the needs of the vulnerable
• The ability to demonstrate a courteous, helpful and pleasant manner both in person and on the phone
• Ability to work both autonomously and within a team with a ‘can-do’ attitude
• Efficiency, reliability and flexibility
• Excellent file management skills with good time management skills
• Proven IT skills, including the use of case management systems, MS Word, Outlook and Excel
• Valid driving licence

• Excellent office facilities in the heart of Luton and Berkhamsted.
• Regular feedback and development opportunities
• Regular contact with Partners
• Support for CPD
• £Competitive salary
• Staff introduction bonus
• 25 days holiday
• Auto enrolment pension scheme
• Enhanced sick pay
• Free eye tests
• Paid Flu vaccinations
• Discounted legal advice across all Departments
• Opportunities to participate in company sponsored charitable events

Our clients pride themselves on employing people who are approachable, and if you have any questions, you won’t be short of people to ask.

• Luton based
• Full Time – 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday
• Department – Private Client
• Reporting to – Partner, Private Client
• Salary Circa; £Competitive +Excellent Benefits (*Salary is dependent on experience and billing history).

If you are looking to build your career and to take it to the next level and wish to join a well-established law firm, then look no further.

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