Solicitor / Filex (3- 4 Yr Pqe)

  • Negotiable
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Girlings Solicitors

JOB TITLE: SOLICITOR/FILEx (3- 4 yr pqe)

DEPARTMENT: PRIVATE CLIENT

OFFICE BASE: ASHFORD

REPORTING TO: HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

• Handling Wills, LPA’s, Declarations of Trust, and Inheritance Tax planning both in respect of simple estates and medium complexity matters involving domestic and overseas property, Trusts and Agricultural estates.

• Assisting a Partner on more complex estates as appropriate.

• Pro-actively develop the Ashford practice by networking, taking on roles within voluntary organisations and participating in marketing events generally.

• To attend clients in the office or by visit to hospital, home or other place of residence in order to draft Wills in accordance with their wishes.

• Compliance with the Firm’s routine time recording, accounts and administrative disciplines.

• Attending Departmental meetings and appropriate training courses in order to maintain knowledge and skills.

• Supervision and development of less experienced fee earners and trainees, as appropriate.

• Membership of STEP and SFE (or aspiration to).

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

• To agree clear objectives linked to the Firm’s business plan and participate in the performance management system, assessing performance and giving feedback as relevant.

• To have a personal development plan and evaluate the effect of training on achievement.

• To clearly identify the standards and systems required to continually improve our customer service

• To comply with all the Firm’s relevant policies and procedures

• To ensure confidentiality on all appropriate matters and recognise that any breach of this confidentiality will be treated very seriously

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