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Private Client Solicitor

  • Location:

    Inverness, Highlands

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £42000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Victoria

  • Contact email:

    inverness@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    INV/530278_1620226702

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    16/06/2021

  • Startdate:

    21/06/21

Job Description

Our client is offering an opportunity for a Solicitor to join their busy and growing Private Client department in their Inverness office. The firm has a great reputation across the market coupled with a strong workforce and low staff attrition.
This interesting role will provide Executory Services to clients, Estate Planning Advice (covering Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Asset Protection & Tax Mitigation) and support to their branch network in Private Client matters.
This role is based in their Inverness office but will initially be carried out remotely in accordance with current guidance. Consideration can be given to flexible working hours.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
" To attend to all day-to-day aspects of the administration of estates
" Communicating with other professionals, financial institutions, and service providers.
" Investigating assets in executry estates.
" Realisation of estate assets, including obtaining payment of cash balances and transfer of assets to beneficiaries.
" Accounting to executors and distribution of estates to beneficiaries.
" Open communication with clients throughout, including provision of regular, unprompted updates.
" Drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney in line with client instructions.
" Identifying potential complexities and obtaining guidance from more experienced or senior colleagues as appropriate.
" Undertaking legal research and reporting / presenting findings to partners and fee-earners.
" Pro-active management of individual caseload.
" Working with partners and fee-earners to review existing policies, practices and precedents.

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential · LLB degree in Scots Law · Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
NQ to 5 years PQE in Private Client work.
Desirable · Upper second class or higher LLB (Hons) degree ·
BENEFITS:
A fantastic opportunity for development and progression
Generous benefits package
Opportunity to work in a well-established team and collaborative environment
NEXT STEP:
Please contact Victoria MacDonald on 01463729213 or email . Please note all conversations will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

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