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Private Client Solicitor

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Private Client Solicitor, Will Writing Legal Executive, Wills, Estate Administration, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Permanent, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire HP3 0DRPrivate Client Solicitor / Legal ExecutiveA fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive to join an independent law firm which has been established for over 30 years. The firm has offices in Bovingdon in Hertfordshire and Wellington, just outside Cape Town, South Africa. The staff in their Wellington office provide full administrative support to the Bovingdon office, including dealing with all typing of digital dictation for the fee earners, as well as providing offshoring services to a number of renowned solicitors firms across the UK. They have strong links with South Africa and much of their work is South African related and they have had a base there for 22 years.The firm act for a wide range of individuals including actors, sportsmen and sportswomen, judges and Members of Parliament as well as organisations large and small, national and international and sports clubs. They are often involved in advising governments, especially of commonwealth countries. The firm plays an important role in the community in both England and South Africa and has close links through support of the local sports teams as well as supporting local schools for special needs children. They are involved in several charities including the Lord's Taverners and Lords Taverners South Africa which provide access to sport for disabled and disadvantaged children. The role As the private client solicitor or Legal Executive, you will:
  • Be joining their expanding 30 strong team
  • Have autonomy and authority to build your own department, including caseload and staff both in South Africa and the UK, whilst being given full support to develop your skills and talent to the maximum
  • Manage their existing private client caseload which includes but is not limited to, wills, probate, trusts, tax planning, guardianship, lasting powers of attorney and court of protection. This includes their existing client base, many of whom are high-net worth and/or high-profile individuals
  • Have a dedicated Legal Secretary assisting you from their office in Wellington, South Africa
  • Have administrative (including file opening, typing, drafting and legal research) and reception support from their team in Wellington, South Africa
  • Offer exceptional client care, services, and expertise to match the firm's high standards
  • Create lasting relationships with clients built on trust, empathy, and care
  • Be confident in promoting yourself and the business through attending networking events, local marketing, and business development.
This job is suited to a passionate and ambitious lawyerEssential skills for this role include:
  • Ability to manage a varied caseload with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail and excellent time management
  • Computer literate
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Genuine, caring and attentive relationship skills
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious, innovative, and well-respected firm. Added extras and benefits
  • Flexibility regarding working arrangements
  • 25 days holiday plus one additional day's holiday for your birthday and an additional day's holiday after you have worked with us for a continuous period of two-years.
  • Family friendly firm that supports working parents
  • Healthy approach to work/life balance
  • Opportunities to work on reputable legal blogs and articles
  • Opportunities to publish writing and books in your own name and/or in connection with the firm
  • Opportunities to attend and support legal events and local, regional and national sporting and charity events
  • Opportunity to visit South Africa
  • £35,000+ according to experience
Vacancy Information:
  • Location: Bovingdon, Hertfordshire HP3 0DR
  • Salary range: £35,000 P.A DOE
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job Section: Legal
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday (full-time)
  • Reference:MI869
  • Contact: Mamoona Ibrahim
About Klein Hamilton RecruitmentWe are leading Recruitment experts with a 12 year track record, delivering hands on staffing solutions and driving excellence to blue chip, fintech and dynamic SME Employers, who trust us in finding them the best talent. You can apply for our vacancies in confidence.Private Client Solicitor, Will Writing Legal Executive, Wills, Estate Administration, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Permanent, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire HP3 0DR
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  • Job Reference: 706411546-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Klein Hamilton Executive Search Ltd
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent