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Private Client Solicitor – Horwich

27 March 2024

Vacancy Description: Solicitor/Paralegal – Probate Department
Location: Horwich office
Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm – Monday to Friday (1 Hour Lunch)
Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience.

We have a vacancy for a qualified Solicitor or an experienced Paralegal/qualified CILEX to work in our busy Probate Department based at our Horwich office.
This role requires visiting clients; therefore, it is preferable for the successful candidate to have a full driving license together with a car for business use.
Job role
Working within a busy office with a friendly team of people, you will be expected to carry out the following duties:

* To run a caseload and effectively maintain and housekeep the case management system
* To provide a friendly, knowledgeable and professional service to our clients
* Working as part of a team dealing with elderly clients and grieving families
* Attending nursing homes and at the private homes of elderly clients
* To be able to take instructions for Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate/ Administration of Estates and Court of Protection.
* To be able to draft documents i.e. Wills and Powers of Attorney
* To be able to submit applications to the Probate Registry
* To ensure any request concerning a work related matter is undertaken within the agreed timeframe.
* Filing and the accurate and complete maintenance of files
* Accurately prepare routine correspondence ready for signature
* Collating reports and documents, photocopying/scanning as appropriate
* To meet all deadlines within the agreed timeframe
* To be proactive with regard to your own career development
* To develop transferable skills across the business
* Ensuring that this key role is valued by the team and the clients

Skills Required

* Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act
* Must have good organisational skills
* Must have attention to detail (Accuracy essential)
* IT skills with full word processing skills
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Professional telephone manner
* Ability to work well within a team
* Motivated, friendly, confident, reliable, team player
* Eager to learn and develop new skills, flexible
* Positive attitude
* Genuine interest in the legal environment and keen to pursue a career in law

Firm Details

The traditions and values, which first established this firm as an early pioneer of legal services continues to serve us well today. We still provide friendly, professional advice in the manner a traditional high street law firm would, but this is now blended with a 21st Century approach.

The practice has grown organically to incorporate nine offices stretching across the North West; three in Bolton and one in Atherton, Bury, Chester, Farnworth, Horwich and Middleton. Although we pride ourselves on being a regional firm, a number of our departments service clients throughout England and Wales.

The firm holds a number of industry related accreditations across all its service areas, in particular the Lexcel Practice Management Standard.

What we offer

* Competitive salary
* Pension scheme
* Attendance bonus
* Workplace nursery scheme
* 25 days a year plus bank holidays and an accrual system after 2 years
* Birthday Holiday
* Northern Rail discount scheme
* Cycle2Work scheme
* Referral schemes (PI, Conveyancing, Family & Wills/Probate)
* Discounted Services (Conveyancing, Family & Wills)
* Staff Introduction Scheme (Refer a success applicant and get £500)
* Monthly Raffle Draw – 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes
* Dress down once a month (linked to a chosen charity)
* Annual Christmas Party & Events
* Charity fundraisers

Training & Development

* Training and development opportunities
* Internal workshops
* Compliance webinars

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