Wills & Estate Solicitor

We are currently recruiting for a Wills & Estate Solicitor for a Preston based firm.

To assist the Department Head, including some complex matters for high net worth clients, Court of Protection, wills, trusts, LPAs and estate administration legal services to be delivered from the Preston office. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who will embrace the core values of the firm and have the skills to lead a team in due course.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Business development including attending out of office hours events as appropriate
  • Leadership, managerial and supervisory duties
  • Complex estate administration with a supervisory role over junior lawyers undertaking more straightforward estate administration matters
  • Applications for Court of Protection orders
  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • IHT planning advice

Key Competence Requirements

  • Ability to work with all levels of staff
  • Professionalism
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and IT skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Effective time management skills

Experience and/or Qualifications

  • Although back up will be available, the ability to work unsupervised is essential
  • An enthusiasm and aptitude for business development is vital – a track record will be advantageous
  • General experience in drafting wills (including the use of trusts to assist in the mitigation of IHT, asset preservation and bloodline planning), trusts, estate administration, Lasting Powers of attorney and court of protection work
  • 3yrs  + PQE

Salary dependent on experience

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

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