Solicitor

Date Posted: 11/02/2020

Location: Glasgow

Job Description

Position Type : Full Time / Permanent

Aberdein Considine are looking for a Solicitor to join our busy and growing Private Client department in our Glasgow office. The role will provide Executry Services to clients, provide Estate Planning Advice (covering Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Asset Protection & Tax Mitigation) to clients and provide support to branch network in Private Cleint matters.  The ideal candidate will manage a varied personal caseload of Private Client work, provide support to qualified solicitors and other fee earners within the department along with carrying our administrative functions within the department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To attend to all day-to-day aspects of the administration of estates:-
    • Meeting clients to take instructions, including explaining the executry process generally
    • Communicating with other professionals, financial institutions, and service providers
    • Investigating assets in executry estates
    • Framing estate Inventory and Inheritance Tax forms; Meeting clients to explain and review same
    • Realisation of estate assets, including obtaining payment of cash balances and transfer of assets to beneficiaries
    • Accounting to executors and beneficiaries
    • Distribution of estates to beneficiaries
    • Open communication with clients throughout, including provision of regular, unprompted updates
  • Undertaking executry related conveyancing work, including examinations of title, attending to transfers of title and discharges, and attending to conveyancing aspects of executry sales.
  • Preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney:-
    • Meeting clients to take initial instructions on Wills and Powers of Attorney
    • Drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney in line with instructions
    • Meeting clients to review and execute documents
    • Identifying potential complexities and obtaining guidance from more experienced or senior colleagues as appropriate
  • Undertaking legal research and reporting / presenting findings to partners and fee-earners
  • Pro-active management of individual caseload
  • Cross-selling of legal, property and financial services
  • Working with partners and fee-earners to review existing policies, practices and precedents 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

LLB degree in Scots Law

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

Desirable

Upper second class or higher LLB (Hons) degree 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • NQ to 3 years PQE in Private Client work
  • Competent IT skills
  • Good communications skills
  • Strong organisational skills

Desirable

  • Experience of using case management software

KNOWLEDGE

Essential 

  • Good understanding of the executry process and succession law

Desirable

  • Understanding of different types of financial products
  • Succession Law having been studied at Honours level
  • General legal knowledge spanning other practice areas

APTITUDES

Essential

  • A professional and sympathetic approach to dealing with clients during sensitive periods
  • Ability to work to strict timescales and deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • A team player
  • Ability to problem solve and see ‘bigger picture’
  • Commercial awareness


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