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Staff Vacancy - Private Client Solicitor

Rutherfords LLP has an exciting opportunity for a solicitor to join their busy Private Client Department.
We are looking for an individual to join our existing team of five offering a wide range of private client services. The candidate should have at least 2/3 years pqe with relevant private client experience and be familiar with will drafting, lasting powers of attorney, applying for grants of probate, administering estates (both non-taxable and taxable), IHT205 and IHT400 forms and supplemental schedules. The partners act as professional executors and trustees.

Knowledge of Court of Protection applications would be an advantage but is not essential. There will be opportunities to assist the private client partner and senior assistant with active business development. The firm uses the latest DPL Professional Wills software for the preparation of wills and full training will be provided to the successful applicant.

We are a firm with both a strong commercial and private client practice based in modern offices at Ventura House at Ventura Park in Tamworth. We have a large will bank and have close links with local charities. The private client department is an appointed firm for the St Giles Hospice annual `make a will` campaign and panel solicitors for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity for the South Staffordshire area. The candidate would be expected to help these fund- raising initiatives which will include some pro bono work. 

The right candidate should be very personable and be able to demonstrate:

qualified solicitor with current practising certificate 
minimum 2/3 pqe including relevant private client experience
experience in a wide range of probate related matters
familiar with time recording and meeting targets
the importance of excellent customer service
the ability to work within a busy experienced team
Career progression opportunities would be available for the right candidate. 

Please forward all CVs to partnership secretary Maxine Layland at m.layland@rutherfordslegal.com or to the main address on the website marked for the attention of Maxine Layland. 

Salary negotiable – depending on experience.
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