Solicitor - Private Client

Posted 03/06/2024 by Drummond Miller Ltd

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EH1, York Place, City of Edinburgh
£32,000 - £40,000/annum Competitive, DOE

Solicitor – Private Client

Location: Edinburgh and Musselburgh – With Hybrid / Flexible working
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Contract: Permanent, Full time


•  Fantastic flexible working benefits including hybrid working, flexible hours, up to 1 weeks TOIL a year, ability to work from other offices and career breaks.
•  25 days annual leave and 6 bank holidays. Long service additional holidays, 1 days extra holiday per year from years 5-10 of employment. Ability to buy or sell up to a week’s annual leave and ability to carry over 1 weeks holiday from one year to next.
•  Dress for your day policy
•  Free conveyancing transaction after 2 year’s service, 15% off legal fees and 10% off legal fees for close friends and family.
•  Enhanced maternity and paternity
•  Employee assistance programme
•  2x death in service scheme
•  Health care cash plan scheme
•  Cycle to work scheme
•  Free Fruit
•  Social events including summer BBQ, Christmas meal, end of month drinks and charity fundraisers

Drummond Miller LLP is a leading law firm and has its Head Office in Edinburgh with 7 branch offices across the central belt. The firm has an excellent reputation in various legal sectors including Medical Negligence, Family Law, Immigration, Conveyancing and Litigation. We have a growing and diverse Private Client practice in our Head Office and our branches.

We currently have opportunities for a solicitor to join our busy Private Client team working in our Edinburgh and/or Musselburgh branches.  Both hybrid and flexibility are available within this role.

Solicitor, Private Client – Purpose of job:

You will be involved in advising clients on all aspects of Private Client work including wills, powers of attorney, executry administration, trusts, basic tax planning, asset protection and guardianship.

We offer flexible working and a friendly environment designed to encourage teamwork.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

•  Meeting with and advising clients on a daily basis on a wide range of Private Client matters
•  Taking instructions for the preparation of wills, including those requiring some IHT planning and the use of trusts, and powers of attorney
•  Meeting with clients and taking instructions for taxable and non-taxable executries, administering executries to include making all enquiries, preparation of applications for Confirmation and related IHT forms, gathering in assets, preparation of executry accounts and executry tax, and completing all aspects of the administration

Solicitor, Private Client – Qualifications/skills required to perform role:

The role requires a strong team player, with NQ to 3 years, who is confident, approachable and has excellent communication and client care skills.

Key Qualifications & Skills:

•  Managing a complex and busy workload and being able to take responsibility for your workload, with some supervision
•  A good working knowledge of IHT, other capital taxes and the use of trusts would be helpful
•  Some knowledge of guardianships and intervention orders would be useful but not a prerequisite
•  Ability to manage clients’ expectations
•  Proven track record of experience in Private Client work
•  Excellent written and communication skills including being able to communicate clearly and effectively with a broad range of clients and colleagues
•  Willingness to develop the firm’s Private Client business in this geographical area
•  Strong research skills and a genuine interest in this area of work
•  STEP qualification would be an advantage but is not essential

If you have the required skills and experience, click on APPLY today and forward your current CV and covering letter, with salary requirements, explaining why you are a good fit for this role.

No agencies please!

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