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We are looking for two enthusiastic & ambitious people to join our busy private client department. 

PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER
and a
PROBATE PARALEGAL/SECRETARY

These are ideal roles for candidates who have experience in the probate/private client area of law.

The successful candidates will be well organised with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, the ability to work under pressure to set deadlines and have a commitment to providing excellent customer service.

Please be aware that the salary for both positions will be dependent on experience.

 

Job Title: Solicitor - Probate Department

Position: Full time (Permanent) 

Job Description: This job description is not exhaustive. The job includes but is not limited to the following:

- The successful applicant will provide a broad scope of Private Client Services to their clients
- Estate planning advice, incorporating lifetime and Will planning and advice to families
- Acting as the trusted advisor for families
- Preparation of Wills and associated documents
- Probate and administration of deceased estates generally
- Drafting trusts of various forms, advising on administration and ongoing tax requirements
- Dealing with post-death planning including Deeds of Variation and Appointment
- Advice on and preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, and advice on Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Dealing with HMRC, including correspondence and negotiation in respect of inheritance tax and capital gains tax submissions

Working Relationships

- Working with a Paralegal/Secretary and other members of the Probate Department;
- Working with the Partners and other fee earners within the firm;
- Liaising with the Office Manager/Accounts department.

Accreditations & Experience

STEP and or SFE preferred and experience in elder client law preferred.

 

Job Title: Paralegal/Secretary - Probate Department

Position: Full time (Permanent) 

Job Description: This job description is not exhaustive.

You will provide secretarial support to a busy Fee Earner, assisting with a broad variety of secretarial and administrative tasks, from audio typing to filing. There will be a high level of direct client contact, via telephone, email and face to face.

The job includes but is not limited to the following:

 The role comprises:  

- Assisting and working closely with the Solicitor/fee earner
- Production on a day to day basis of correspondence, bills and legal documents, as required
- Administrative procedures including the completion of all appropriate forms
- Making telephone enquiries, answering telephone enquiries and noting such attendances
- Keeping diary, arranging meetings between clients and/or others when necessary
- Maintaining and updating filing system
- Opening and closing files
- Regular contact with clients
- Where necessary, attending appointments outside of the office
- Other duties as may be appropriate

 Working Relationships

- Working with other members of the Probate Department and other fee earners within the firm;
- Liaising with the Office Manager/Accounts department;
- Working with other secretaries/support staff.

Qualifications

GCSE Maths and English.
Excellent typing and IT skills (preferably Word and Excel).

Experience

Having previously worked in a Probate Department is preferred.

 

To apply:

Please apply in writing with your CV to:

Miss Karen Phillips
Sprake & Kingsley Solicitors
16 Broad Street
Bungay, Suffolk
NR35 1EN

recruitment@sprakekingsley.co.uk

 

“Sprake & Kingsley” & “Sprake & Kingsley Solicitors” are trading names of Sprake & Kingsley LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (LLP Number OC422486) whose registered office is 16 Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EN. A list of the members is available for inspection at the registered address together with a list of those non-members who are designated as Partners. We use the word “Partner” to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee with equivalent standing and qualification.
The firm, its solicitors and all fee earners are only qualified to advise on English Law within the jurisdiction of England & Wales
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