Private Client Solicitor

Date Posted: 12/03/2018

Location: Stonehaven

Job Description

Position Type: Full time / Permanent
 
Aberdein Considine are looking for a Private Client Solicitor to join our expanding Wills, Trusts & Executries Team. Successful candidates will personally manage a varied caseload of Private Client work, and day to day duties will typically include all aspects of the administration of executry estates, taking instructions in respect of and drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney and  providing succession planning, asset protection and tax mitigation advice and services. The role will also include providing specialist support to the branch network in Private Client matters.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Management of a personal caseload of complex / specialist Private Client work     
  • Cross-selling of other legal, property and financial services   
  • Review existing policies, practices and precedent
  • Providing support to fee earners throughout the branch network
  • Business development

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • LLB degree in Scots Law
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

Desirable

  • STEP qualification
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Competent IT skills
  • Good communications skills
  • Strong organisational skills
 Desirable
  • 3+ Years PQE in Private Client work
  • Experience of using case management software

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Strong understanding of the executry process and succession law
  • High exposure to trust law
  • Good knowledge of tax law, particularly inheritance, capital gains and income taxes for individuals and the different forms of trust
  • Familiarity with legal and tax treatments of common financial products

Desirable

  • General legal knowledge spanning other practice areas
 

APTITUDES

Essential
  • Ambition and drive to build on the success of the department
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to work to strict timescales and deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A team player
  • Ability to problem solve


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN