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Solicitor / Legal Executive - Probate London

JMC Legal

JMC Legal London United Kingdom

5 days ago

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join this Tier 2 ranked Private Client team within a firm that dates back to the 18th century. With such a rich heritage, you will find a premier client list. Within this small but growing team, you will gain exposure to quality work alongside a significant amount of direct client contact. With mentoring and training from one of the top partners in the sector, you will find yourself on an accelerated path to progression.

The Firm

This firm has a rich heritage dating back over 200 years. The office is in the heart of London's legal district in a picturesque location.

They are ranked highly in the Legal 500 and are top tier across several areas, including private client.
The firm is award-winning, with many of their lawyers ranked as leaders in their field. They have a client base of ultra HNW individuals and many well-known individuals.

There is a stand-out culture at this firm, with a supportive environment. They do unique... things to promote the culture, such as a weekly Partners lunch where there is a rota for fee earners to dine with Partners while outside caters come in and serve 5* food! They also do a buffet on a Friday for all fee earners as well as regular social and sporting events. Staff are well invested in, with the very best in infrastructure and training, allowing you a platform to progress in your career. You will find the utmost support to further develop your own practice.

The firm operates with modern support systems and holds a flexible approach to hybrid working - creating a family friendly environment.

The Role

This Top 200 UK law firm is seeking a new Private Client (Probate) Solicitor or Legal Executive 2 years PQE to join their flourishing central London office.

You will work as part of one of the most prestigious Private Wealth teams nationally - ranked tier 2 in the Legal 500. It is a seven Partner department and is split into two sectors.

In this role, the work will involved assisting on and running a busy workload of probate and administration work, consisting of very complex and high value estates.

Specifically, the following duties and responsibilities (under the supervision of one of the senior fee earners in the team):
Co-ordinating the collection of assets and identification of liabilities, dealing with third parties such as banks, accountants, valuers and financial institutions to obtain date of death valuations via correspondence/telephone calls as required;Preparing applications for letters of administration either on HMCTS' online portal or via postal application where appropriate;Preparing and filing initial and supplementary inheritance tax forms and applications for relief, and negotiating valuations and tax computations with HMRC;Reporting estate income and capital gains to HMRC, and preparing statements of income for beneficiaries;Preparing and maintaining estate administration accounts; andDealing with the distribution of funds to beneficiaries in the appropriate manner.

This is a role ideal for those seeking to accelerate their career. There are exciting prospects for progression and you will receive tailored training and development from highly recognised Legal 500 lawyers, working within a firm that is widely seen as the go-to-destination for HNW and UHNW clients - you will gain experience beyond your level of PQE.

UK qualified solicitor OR chartered legal executive 2 years PQEExcellent experience in private client mattersYou will have a strong technical knowledgeAble communicator and team player

Competitive salary above the market rate and dependent on experience25 days holidayHybrid workingPrivate healthcare and 4X life assuranceContributory pension

This is an excellent opportunity for a Private Client Solicitor to join this highly-regarded practise in the heart of the legal district, on the edge of the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation
London UK

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