Job Details

  • Location:Whithead Monckton, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Hours:35 hours per week
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Posted:8th Jun 2016
  • Closes:9th Jul 2016
  • Contract:Permanent

Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive – Tax & Estate Planning

To work as part of the tax & estate planning team.  To undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the practice area by achieving fee earning targets.  To ensure work is completed in an efficient and effective manner within the parameters of Lexcel Quality Standards.

  • To undertake fee earning work on behalf of clients.
  • To attend client meetings and take instructions (home visits as necessary).
  • To create and maintain client files within the parameters of Lexcel Quality Standards.
  • To generate suitable client correspondence.
  • To draft legal documents as required.
  • To comply with the firm's routine time recording, accounts and administrative disciplines within the parameters of Lexcel Quality Standards.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to junior fee earners.
  • To promptly inform the practice head immediately of any potential problems on files.
  • To participate in marketing and networking events, as requested.
  • To attend and contribute to departmental meetings.
  • To attend training events to comply with annual CPD requirements.
  • To work from the Maidstone office, as required, to meet the needs of the business.
  • To undertake any other reasonable tasks to assist the department, as requested by the practice head.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A qualified solicitor (of up to 3 years PQE) admitted as a solicitor by the Law Society or Level 6 FCILEx.
  • Previous experience in Tax & Estate Planning fee earning work.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office package.
  • Previous experience of using a case management system (desirable).
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent client care skills.
  • Good communication skills, orally and also written.
  • Ability to priories workload effectively.
  • Member of STEP (desirable)

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