Private Client Fee Earner

  • Skipton
  • Permanent
  • Salary dependent on experience

We have an opportunity for a Solicitor or Legal Executive to join a well established law firm in their busy Private Client department. 

The successful candidate will have responsibility for an existing caseload covering the whole spectrum of Private Client work and including:

  • Wills of all types from Instruction to Signature
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney from Instruction to Registration
  • Obtaining Grants of Representation, and administering and distributing Estates (including the preparation of Estate Accounts).
  • Advising on Inheritance Tax planning, and implementing appropriate arrangements, including the preparation of lifetime trusts and other gifting (to include Deeds of Variation).
  • Preparation and submission of Inheritance Tax Accounts and advising on Inheritance Tax liability, with particular reference to Agricultural and Business Property Reliefs.
  • Administering Lifetime and Will Trusts, including the preparation of Trust Accounts and Tax Returns and Deeds to alter or terminate trusts; attending to distribution.
  • Preparing and submitting Court of Protection Deputyship applications and ancillary applications.
  • Advising Attorneys on their duties and responsibilities and assisting where required

Candidate requirements: 

  • 3+ PQE 
  • A STEP qualification if preferred but not essential (candidate is expected to pursue the full STEP diploma if successful) 
  • Build long standing client relationships 
  • Have good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

What’s on offer: 

  • Excellent prospects for career progression 
  • Competitive salary 
  • Busy and growing Private Client department 

How to apply

For more information about this role and to apply, please contact Rhian Thompson at Clayton Legal or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to r.thompson@clayton-legal.co.uk

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