Private Client Solicitor
The firm is a leading South East full service law firm with 200 people in offices across Surrey and London. We are a full service firm, a 'one stop shop' for all legal they have teams dealing with the full range of corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, employment and commercial property.
There is a vacancy for a 2-5 year pqe Private Client solicitor for the Leatherhead office. The ideal person will be a dynamic individual and with demonstrable expertise and enthusiasm in dealing with a full range of private client work, gained at a practice recognised in this area. STEP and/or SFE qualifications are preferred.
To undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department
To meet fee earning and other KPI targets
To ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the current published Business Plan
To handle wills, powers of attorney, trusts, probate and tax advice work for private clients and to build and develop your own case load
To participate in the marketing of the firm by active participation in networking, seminar provision etc.
To maintain and improve client care
To develop own specialist areas of work
To assist the department as a whole in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help regarding advice and assistance to clients of the Department as well as other departments of the Firm
Financial control with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures
To travel to client meetings when required
To promote good file management, to formulate and advance internal procedures and to ensure compliance with Lexcel and other regulatory procedures
To understand and undertake proper referral of work to relevant departments and development of work for other departments
To be willing to be involved in activities of the firm outside of work within the department
To be involved in practice development
- a good honours degree
- competence in chosen area of law and practice
- proven record of achieving targets in respect of chargeable hours, fees, recovery rate, lock-up and non-chargeable time
- experience in developing and maintaining a client/referrer base
25 days holiday
Health Care Cover
Pension - 5% from employer, 3% from employee
Life Assurance 4 x annual salary
Annual bonus Scheme
Travel Loan Scheme
Childcare Voucher scheme
Dental cover at corporate rates
Dress Down Fridays/end of month drinks and numerous social events
Apply now for immediate consideration.
Please contact Jonathan Hoose, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.
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