Private Client Solicitor

We currently have a vacancy for a Private Client Solicitor to join a busy team on a permanent basis for a Cheshire based law firm.

The successful applicant will be involved in the dynamic and profitable growth of our current Wills, Probate and Trust department.

Skills required

  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be proactive and able to take the initiative
  • Be persuasive and diplomatic
  • Have a good business awareness
  • Be able to market the firm to third parties and introducers requiring a suitable level of social confidence and awareness
  • Dynamic, innovative and adaptable approach to all tasks
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Work well in a team and with a wide range of people
  • Be well presented with a professional manner
  • Committed to the business, demonstrating ‘staying power’
  • Must have experience in working to tight and challenging deadlines
  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Respond well to pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience

  • Have a broad base of private client matter experience including:
  • Probate and Estate administration
  • Tax and estate planning
  • Ability to manage matters from the outset to closure
  • Proven track record of delivering client satisfaction
  • Be able to work to appropriate targets and objectives
  • Have an ability to understand clients’ needs and communicate in a manner that clients understand
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • An ability to follow or create precedent documents and operate case management pathways when required to do so
  • An exposure to, or interest in, developing tax advice for agricultural clients
  • Drawing up and amending Wills

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified to degree or CILEx level
  • IT competent, MS Office package focusing on MS Word and Outlook
  • Must be able to confirm competence through CPD
  • 3+years PQE
  • Must hold a current SRA Practicing Certificate or be CILEx qualified and registered
  • STEP qualification
  • Experience in Trusts would be desirable but not essential

For more information on this role, please contact gabriella@acs-recruitment.co.uk