Our client has a vacancy for a Wills and Probate Solicitor with 5 + Years PQE. The role includes estate administration, Will preparation, Court of Protection work, Lasting Powers of Attorney, some Trust administration and Declarations of Trusts, estate related property work.
To manage all client work allocated by the Head of department or other partner and in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the firm’s Office Manual
To attend local hospitals, hospices and care homes as required and attend monthly Age concern event.
At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner and to be continually sensitive to all facets of the overall quality of service being received by clients.
To ensure the confidentiality and security of all of the firm’s and client documentation and information.
In close liaison with Accounts to have overall responsibility for credit control on own matters.
To comply with the Solicitors Accounts Rules and the Rules on the Professional Conduct of Solicitors.
To maintain clear and precise communications with other personnel of the firm.
To ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations.
To anticipate problems and difficulties and take suitable actions.
To ensure that all client work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and on costs.
To deliver up-to-date legal advice to clients, that takes account of the commercial pressures on clients.
To give clients "value for money", and to participate in ensuring that the firm plans to transact work that maintains and improves profitability.
To achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording.
To act as "line manager" for staff who report to you, ie to supervise the effective performance of their work, to develop them through the annual appraisal procedure and through daily guidance (liaising with anyone else to whom they report), and to ensure that they put into practice the training they receive.
To participate in the marketing of the firm.
To answer telephone calls quickly and to deal quickly with messages with the help of your secretary.
To set up and maintain an efficient system of diary management with the help of your secretary.
To deal quickly with correspondence and to maintain regular contact with clients on current cases.
To ensure that your secretary and other staff have the equipment and working conditions needed to do a good job.
Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.