Vacancy DescriptionWe are currently recruiting for a Solicitor to work within our South Coast Private Wealth specialist team based in our Chichester office.
Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.
We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms.
Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.
This role is based in the Wills & Estate Planning team, within our Private Wealth department. Candidates must have around 3-5 years PQE and would ideally have the STEP qualification.
Candidates will also need to have excellent client care and communication skills. The successful candidates will also need to show that they can cope well under pressure and maintain excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and keep to tight deadlines.
To be familiar with the law relating to wills, trusts, estates and IHT
To take initial instructions from clients and to advise (after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate) on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
To keep the client informed as required by the firm's and department's set procedures.
To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm's and department's set procedures.
To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder's position. To report to the post holder's supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm's complaints procedure
If you are proactive, thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care.
In addition to your competitive basic salary we have an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.