Wills, trusts & probate newly qualified lawyer vacancy
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Due to expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified chartered legal executive or solicitor to join our wills, probate & trusts team.
Why join us?
Willans is a full-service law firm noted for giving expert, practical and personal service to local, national and international clients. Our offices are in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and we employ around 75 people.
Our “professional, efficient and friendly” wills, probate & trusts department is recommended by both legal guides, Chambers UK and the Legal 500, which are based purely on merit.
The team helps people at many different stages of life, from first-time home buyers and couples starting a family to retired people, entrepreneurs and owners of small and medium-sized businesses, in many cases acting for second and even third generations. We are also regularly instructed by larger accountancy firms and IFAs to assist in connection with trusts, wills and probate matters.
At this year’s prestigious Gloucestershire Business Awards our firm was one of three finalists in the corporate social responsibility category. We were shortlisted for our responsible and sustainable practices and community involvement in the region.
This junior solicitor/chartered legal executive vacancy is an ideal opportunity for someone in the early stages of their legal career who possesses the drive and ambition to learn quickly, and to contribute to the continued growth of the practice. You will have completed a training seat in private client or have trained in private client as a chartered legal executive and are looking for the next step in your career. The successful candidate will hopefully be working towards or keen to work towards sitting the STEP exams and gaining full TEP status. Support and funding towards the qualification may be offered by Willans.
The successful candidate’s role will involve a range of private client work to include:
- advising on and preparing simple and more complex wills,
- advising and drafting lasting powers of attorney,
- carrying out trust administration and drafting trust documents,
- obtaining grants of representation,
- estate planning
There will be a focus on trust administration which will lead to you getting involved in a wide variety of private client work. You will be part of the trusts sub-team working closely with a senior associate, an associate, a paralegal and a secretary as a team.
You may get involved in departmental marketing initiatives which may include writing newsletters, attending networking events and preparing and delivering workshops/seminars.
You will have a professional manner, be highly efficient and approachable, demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy acting for a wide range of individuals, particularly the elderly.
You must have a full, clean driving licence as you will see clients at our offices and in their homes from time-to-time.
As well as a competitive salary, we offer a pension scheme and excellent working conditions. We have pleasant Regency style offices overlooking one of Cheltenham’s parks.
To apply please write or email your CV, with a covering letter, to:
34 Imperial Square
Cheltenham GL50 1QZ
Willans is an equal opportunities employer.
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