Solicitor (Fee Earner)

J and J Recruitment
Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity for a Solicitor to join as a Fee Earner within Wills and Trusts in Canterbury, Kent. Paralegals and Solicitors are invited to apply!

Our client acts for nearly 1,000 conveyancing clients, thanks to the work of around 180 dedicated and hardworking employees. They are looking for a Fee Earner, from a Wills and Trusts background, to join their team and further build their Wills and Trusts department and celebrate continued success.

Working with mostly qualified referrals, you will use your experience as a Paralegal or Solicitor to advise and guide clients through their options, with the goal of generating work for the department. This department has large scope to grow, and will enable the successful Fee Earner to grow with it.

About this Fee Earner job vacancy in Canterbury, Kent:

* Provide advice to our conveyancing clients regarding joint ownership, Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.

* Drafting of Wills, Trust Deeds and Powers of Attorney

* Dealing with probate matters efficiently.

* Network locally to grow and develop your caseload.

* Build and maintain excellent client relationships.

* Handle confidential information.

* Have a sound understanding and awareness of all relevant law, processes, and procedures.

* Keep clients up to date with progress.

* Manage and update our case management system.

* To administer daily work within the restrictions of GDPR, Law Society; Conveyancing Quality Scheme and Solicitors Regulation Authority.

* To undertake additional tasks as deemed reasonable to meet the needs of the team in the delivery of excellent client service.

Fee Earner (Wills and Trusts) shift pattern for the successful Paralegal / Solicitor:

* Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 17:00 with one hour lunch break.

* Additional paid leave for a Christmas closure each year.

* Bank holidays off.

* Predominantly office based, with some home-working allowances.

About you, the successful Fee Earner (Wills and Trusts):

* Previous experience as a paralegal or solicitor.

* At least 2 years' experience working in Wills and Probate.

* Pro-active and hard-working, with a desire to build the department through a 'can-do' attitude.

* Possess excellent client care and interpersonal skills.

* Have strong IT, typing skills and confidence in preparing written documents.

* Possess strong organisational and time-management skills.

* Possess good technical knowledge and practical experience of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, Inheritance Tax and Court of Protection Matters.

* Up to date with Solicitors Accounts Rules and Code of Conduct.

* Have an up to date understanding of recent and important precedent wills and probate law cases, statutes and Statutory Instruments and their application.

What's in it for you as a Fee Earner in Canterbury?

* Starting salaries of between £30,000 and £45,000 per year depending on qualification and experience.

* 25 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays off PLUS additional paid time off for a Christmas closure.

* Discounts scheme for retailers and cinemas, plus more.

* Pension.

* Career progression within a growing Wills and Trusts department.

If this Fee Earner position looks right for you, and you have a background in Wills and Trusts as a Solicitor or Paralegal, please apply today with a full CV or call James on (phone number removed)

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