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Assistant Solicitor

Posted 23 April by Aldena Associates Ltd Ended

Assistant Solicitor - Wills & Probate Department

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Responsible to: Head of department

Responsible for: Secretary

Person specification - Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Practising certificate
  • Experience of dealing with wills and probate matters
  • Experience of attending clients
  • 2 - 10 years PQE considered

Practical skills:

  • Administration skills to enable self-sufficiency
  • Typing skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Telephone skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Must have a good working knowledge of the SRA Code of Conduct and Accounts Rules

Job purpose:

To act self-sufficiently without need for secretarial support

To run own caseload

To assist head of department with cases

To assist head of department in establishing scales of efficiency

To contribute to the effective operation of the firm

To actively develop new sources of potential income streams for the department

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General responsibilities:

  • Manage own caseload
  • Maintain a watching brief over the other fee earners’ files when they are on holiday, sick, etc.
  • Ensure that diary dates are observed
  • Meet relevant quality and professional standards
  • Proactively build and grow department
  • Actively develop new sources of potential income streams
  • Promoting a positive working environment within firm
  • Marketing and promoting the firm and its service offerings
  • Undertaking research on developing areas of law and procedure to remain up to date on key issues
  • Maintaining CPD requirements as expected by the firm

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Tasks:

  • General administrative tasks in relation to individual file management
  • Visiting clients, taking instructions
  • Writing letters
  • Drafting wills
  • Billing
  • Producing precedents, template documents and other processes to enable department to be run efficiently
  • Producing articles for website on wills and probate issues issues on a regular basis
  • Utilising social media frequently, in particular LinkedIn and Twitter, to promote the firm and its service offerings
  • Running and/or assisting in the running of stalls trade shows and such like
  • Other tasks as requested

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Required skills

  • Articles
  • Law
  • Research
  • Wills

Reference: 34362469

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