Private Client Solicitor

Job Type
Legal & Conveyancing
GBP £50,000.00
Job ID

Job Description

Private Client Solicitor – Harrogate - Circa £50,000 depending on experience 

A full service law firm, based in Harrogate, who have circa 22 people across both their offices (other being in Leeds) with further expansion plans in 2024, are looking for someone to be a part of their superb working environment with collaborative and friendly people who will really support you.

The firm is a thriving and expanding law practice, committed to serving individuals and businesses with an enviable client base. They will take a genuine interest in your development and career progression, meaning you can really establish yourself.

What's in it for you

  • Annual salary circa £50,000 depending on experience, negotiable for the right person
  • Bonus - 10% of all fees generated over threshold, this is uncapped! 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Auto enrolment Pension: People’s Pension
  • Car parking space
  • Private healthcare
  • Regular work social events
  • Warm and friendly office working environment
  • Payment of CLC certificate or practising certificate

What you will be doing

As a Private Client Fee Earner you will handle a varied caseload whilst providing clients with high quality advice. You will be responsible for but not limited to the following matters;

  • Wills and estate planning matters
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and registration
  • Advising on, and drafting both inter vivos and Will trusts and associated documentation
  • Probate matters
  • Court of Protection matters
  • Limited property work to include DJPs, SEV when connected to private client cases

What you will have

You will be an experienced Private Client Solicitor and will have managed a caseload of your own. You will be expected to take an active role in networking and business development to generate new clients, build successful relationships with referrers of work, as well as maintaining current relationships.

  • 5 years + PQE
  • STEP membership (preferable but not essential)
  • Be able to deal with complex matters which may involve deadlines such as deeds of variation, trust work, complex taxable estates etc.
  • Experience of dealing with probate matters from start to finish
  • Experience of using case management systems such as Isokon or proclaim
  • Understanding of Will drafting and pitfalls, LPA drafting and registration as well as experience dealing with EPAs
  • Ability to undertake a Court of Protection case file from start to finish
  • Ability to provide inheritance tax advice as applied to a set of facts
  • Understanding of APR given the location of the role
  • Ability to draft inter vivos trusts in line with client requirements and provide limited advice regarding the taxation and registration of said trusts