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Contentious Probate Solicitor – Preston or Clitheroe

15 March 2024

ROLE: Contentious Probate Solicitor 1-3 Years PQE
SALARY: DOE
LOCATION: Clitheroe or Preston

Typical duties will be:
* Handling a busy caseload with minimal supervision
* Developing relationships with clients and surpassing
their expectations
* Participating in marketing activities and actively
promote the firm’s full range of services but to
concentrate primarily on probate matters generally
* Managing client work allocated by the Head of
Department or other fee-earners and in accordance
with policies, procedures and quality standards
* Ensuring that all client work is progressed
expeditiously, and that the client is kept regularly
informed on realistic outcomes, progress and on
costs
* Ensuring the confidentiality and security of all the
firm’s and client documentation and information in
line with Law Society & GDPR regulations
* Achieving agreed levels of billing and time recording
per annum
* Developing good working relationships with internal
and external institutions and organisations
* Providing support to the other team members as
required
* Understanding and contributing to the team’s
objectives plus working to promote the firm’s values

Skills and Experience
* 1-3 years PQE essential
* At least 40% of previous caseload should be
contentious trust and probate related
* Experience of non-contentious private
client work would be advantageous
* Ability to progress work quickly with an eye
for detail
* Excellent client facing skills with the ability
to nurture existing clients and third-party
relationships as well as the ability to help
develop new business and assist in
networking events
* Excellent organisation, communication and
potential leadership skills
* Ability to prioritise work and to work to
strict timescales where required
* Empathy, compassion and maturity
* Ambition to learn and make a difference to
the firm
* Ability to develop new sources of work and
introductions
* Excellent IT skills including the use of case
management systems previously (ideally
SOS
* Ability to work as part of the team, show
flexibility in attitude and behaviour
* Ability to work pro-actively, handling a
varying caseload

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