The company is a long-established law firm (over 100 years old) providing clients with a friendly, reliable and professional service in market towns and rural areas. Our focus is about creating a connection with the communities surrounding our offices as a trustworthy and caring company. We aim to provide a valued and reliable service to generations both now and in the future, and you will join a supportive, committed team who, through our Colleague Charter of values and behaviors, strive to:
– Be the best we can be and actively encourage one another to do the same
– Pursue a culture of respect, care and support for everyone
– Communicate and secure our relationships on trust
– Value the differences in our team
– Make this a great place to work
This is very much an opportunity to drive your career forward.
What will you be doing?
The successful candidate will handle their own caseload consisting of wills and inheritance tax planning, estate administration, powers of attorney, court of protection work and trusts, and will preferably have knowledge of care funding. Client contact and maintaining excellent client relationships is key in this role so great communication skills are a necessity. The firm prides themselves on the great results they consistently deliver and so you will need to be highly dedicated and passionate about your work.
What does the ideal candidate look like?
You will be a Solicitor or Legal Executive, with ideally at least 3 years’ PQE. What is key is that you possess demonstrable experience of dealing with a wide range of Private Client matters, a positive outlook and the desire to offer outstanding client service. You will be ambitious and want to join a growing business in which you will have the opportunity to develop and progress to be part of the senior management team. You must also hold a full driving licence.
Skills and Capabilities Required:
Verbal communication: The ability to listen to clients and colleagues and respond in an approachable, respectful and professional manner
Written communication: The ability to communicate clearly concisely and with accurate grammar and punctuation, in a tone which upholds the professional image and brand
Organisational ability: The ability to own and prioritise tasks and to use your time and resources effectively and efficiently
Strong IT proficiency: Including use of Microsoft Office applications and Case Management Software (ideally Proclaim)
Teamwork: The ability to treat colleagues with respect, and to be supportive and positive in the workplace in order to contribute to a friendly working atmosphere
What makes it so great to work here?
This is a great opportunity to join a growing, busy team where you’ll play an integral part in the delivery of excellent client care. The work is fast paced and challenging but the team are collaborative and enjoy what they do, which makes for a positive working environment.
We are committed to putting back into the communities which we serve and work hard as a business to raising money for local charities.
And that’s not all, alongside a competitive salary and fantastic career opportunities, we offer:
- 23 days’ holiday + bank holidays + additional holidays over Christmas when the office is closed
- Additional holidays as a reward for long service
- Stakeholder pension
- Company paid NHS top up scheme membership
- Regular ad-hoc reward and recognition, colleague events and wellbeing days