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Experienced Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive- Horncastle

We are a leading "Top 200" Law Firm and provider of wealth management services, based in Lincolnshire and across the Midlands. Established in 1856, we are considered to be one of the oldest law firms in the UK.

Benefits:

Some of the great benefits that we offer are:

  • Generous holiday entitlements
  • Staff discount on legal fees
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance at 3 x salary
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The role:

You will be a confident, proactive and structured individual who will be experienced in a broad range of matters, to include, but not limited to, the following:-

  • Preparation of Wills, including those utilising trusts to assist with more complex family situations;
  • IHT/CGT Planning;
  • Preparation of Powers of Attorney to include registration of EPAs and LPAs;
  • Court of Protection practice;
  • Administration of taxable and non taxable estates;
  • Identifying trust administration requirements.

In addition, you will work with the Department’s Marketing Policy to promote and enhance the good reputation and business of the firm. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide an ongoing service to existing clients;
  • To work with Partners and Fee Earners to develop new business;
  • Develop and enhance the department;
  • To produce fee income in line with targets and agreed objectives;
  • To keep informed of all changes in the Law and Practice in own area of work
  • Maintain and enhance up to date legal skills.
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the Company’s quality and risk procedures.

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 9am – 5.15pm (36.25)
Location: Horncastle
Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Person Specification:            

 

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Qualified Solicitor/Legal Executive

STEP Qualified or desire to qualify. 

Knowledge

Experienced in all mainstream private client matters to include, Wills, Powers of Attorney and mental capacity issues, Tax Planning, Estate Administration and identifying the benefit and use of Trusts.

Good computer literacy, including knowledge of case management systems.

Experience with one or more of the following:-

Agricultural estates;

High value net worth clients.

Ability to supervise others.

Skills

Ability to work with confidence, managing own caseload.

Strong planning and organisational skills.

Clear understanding of Money Laundering Regulations and Solicitors Account Rules. 

Ability to identify and deal with clients who may have issues with  mental capacity.

Marketing and business development.

Presentation and public speaking skills.

Competencies

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to create and nurture relationships with key clients at all levels.

Desire to provide a high quality service.

Ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.

Excellent written and numeracy skills.

 

Attributes

Proactive and positive attitude.

Reacts well under pressure and able to work to deadlines.

High level of integrity and empathy.

Hardworking, proactive and positive attitude.

A client following.

Other

The ability to travel between Chattertons offices and attend out of office appointments therefore full driving licence and access to car   

 

 

APPLY NOW

Please email your CV and covering letter to the HR Department: hr@chattertons.com    

Chattertons recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. The firm has an Equality and Diversity Policy and this sets out the firm’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.  This is available upon request. 

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