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Our client, a modern and an established firm in the Legal 500 are looking for an experienced Private Client Solicitor (Experience required is between 1 – 6 years PQE) to deal on an array of Private Client matters, including wills & probate, lasting powers of attorney, trusts & estates and court of protection matters. The company are based in Hampstead / Golders Green (NW11).
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience.
The Private Client Solicitor role encompasses the following:
1. to be an integral member of the Administration of Estates team, which deals with a wide range of straight forward, high value and/or complex estates.
2. to advise on estate planning including drafting Wills and Trusts;
3. trust administration;
4. preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work;
We regularly deal with estates containing assets in overseas jurisdictions, where we co-ordinate with lawyers and professionals in those jurisdictions to ensure the administration of the estate is a seamless and streamlined experience for the client.
Private Client Solicitor main responsibilities
-The administration of a broad range of estates from the straightforward to complex estates with international aspects, including:
-Liaising with Personal Representatives, ascertaining the assets and liabilities of the estate;
-Assisting with new enquiries, speaking to clients and dealing with queries;
-Preparing Inheritance Tax forms and applying the appropriate IHT Reliefs
-Making applications for the Grant of Representation;
-All aspects of post-grant administration;
-Supervising junior members of the team;
-Wills, trusts and estate planning for predominantly UK clients;
-Preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.
We are looking to recruit an Associate with:
A range of experience as outlined above. In particular, administration of a broad range of estates from the straightforward to complex estates with international aspects;
A good level of tax knowledge necessary for administration of estates, tax efficient Will drafting and related issues;
Experience of advising UK domiciled clients on various aspects of estates planning;
The experience and confidence to supervise junior colleagues, in particular in the administration of estates;
An organised and accurate approach to work
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