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Private Client Solicitor/ CILEX - Mixed caseload - reporting to partner

Based in Taunton Somerset

No Agencies Please

Private Client Vacancy -Taunton Solicitors Somerset

Taunton Solicitors are seeking an experienced and passionate Private Client Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive (CILEX)

We are looking to appoint an experienced Private Client Solicitor/ CILEX to deal with Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.

To be successful in this role, you will possess a minimum of 1 years PQE (working towards STEP qualification an advantage). As a Private Client lawyer you will manage your own caseload, advising clients on a range of Private Client issues.

The successful candidate will have a hands-on role with great support and career prospects as a specialist Private Client lawyer within a strong department. You will have experience and technical knowledge of will drafting, estate planning, trust and estate administration and drafting complex documents.

The firm can offer a competitive salary, excellent quality work and a strong support structure.

Additionally you will be willing to promote the firm and your department and be enthusiastic about attending networking events and other relevant promotional activities.

Salary: Depending on experience range £25,000 to £38,000

Required Personal Qualities – Managing Yourself

•   Self motivated and able to organise own work with minimum supervision.

•   Copes effectively in demanding circumstances.

•   Good time management, adopting a flexible approach to work.

•   Demonstrates persistence and commitment to completing tasks and objectives.

•   Delivers work output to the required standard, meeting required billing targets.

•   Pays attention to detail and quality of work.

•   Demonstrates a commitment to improving working practices and supports the firm’s plans and policies.


Working with People

•   Demonstrates an ability to build and maintain working relationships with others and is seen as ‘approachable’.

•   Operates effectively as part of a team.

•   Willing to offer help to colleagues to ensure the success of the firm.

Problem Solving

•   Demonstrates sound judgment and good decision making when dealing with problems.

•   Able to identify a problem arising and can develop a solution or take the correct course of action.

•   Knows when to seek guidance or further input from others before taking action.

•   Checks that information is accurate and complete.

•   Looks for new solutions to problems as well as tried and tested methods.

Communication Skills

• Able to express oneself both orally and in writing in a clear and constructive way.

•   Willing to ask questions, listen to others’ views and accept advice.

•   Willing to contribute ideas and seek improvements.

•   Polite and courteous both by telephone and face to face.

Experience Required is Essential

•   1 to 3 years Qualified Solicitor Private Client / Chartered Legal Executive or similar level of knowledge gained through a longer period of experience.

•   Practical experience of working in a legal office environment post qualification.

Please send your Covering letter and CV to [email protected]