Head of Department - Private Client

Recruiter
Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited
Location
Wallingford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1261862247
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Specialise in private client? Possess supervisory skills? Excellent opportunity to head up a private client team in Oxfordshire.

This is an exciting time to join this thriving firm and head up its specialist private client department. Utilising your skills and expertise in this field, the successful lawyer will manage their own caseload of mid to high net worth private client matters alongside the management of a team of fee earners and support staff based across three offices. Business development will be an additional key feature of the role to deliver the continued success of the team.

Responsibilities
• Drafting standard and complex wills
• Advising clients on inheritance tax
• Estate planning including care fees and wealth management
• Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection
• Probate matters
• Managing the firm appointed attorneyships
• Administration of trusts
• Participating in marketing and business development
• Handling complaints for the department
The Candidate
• A solicitor or legal executive with a minimum of 5 years' PQE
• Technical proficiency in all aspects of private client is essential
• Full qualification with STEP is highly advantageous
• Possess excellent client care and communication skills
• Proactive, detail-orientated and have the vision and ambition to grow a successful department
• Supervisory experience will be a pre-requisite
• Able to manage own caseload with relative autonomy
• Skilled in business development and marketing activities

The Firm
With several offices in the region, our client offers a comprehensive range of legal services for individuals and businesses across Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley. It places great emphasis on building and nurturing positive client relationships as well as forging strong links within the local community, by providing work experience for schools and colleges in the area. The firm is equally committed to developing great relationships and promoting career advancement within the workforce and supports determined and ambitious fee-earners and support staff alike in furthering their careers within the firm.

Benefits
• Highly competitive salary
• Bonus scheme dependent on individual contribution
• Contributory pension scheme
• Generous holiday allowance
• Exposure to good quality work
• Good work/life balance
• Opportunities for long-term career development

Head of Department - Private Client

For further details of this Head of Private Client Department vacancy, please contact Jonathan on (phone number removed) quoting reference JB(phone number removed).

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