Solicitor - Private Client - Aldena Associates

Solicitor – Private Client

Our client who are a multi-office solicitors practice are looking for a Solicitor to join their Private Client department. We are looking to speak to experienced solicitors that are 5+ years PQE.

Job purpose:

  • To act self-sufficiently without need for secretarial support
  • To run own caseload
  • To assist head of department with cases
  • To assist head of department in establishing scales of efficiency
  • To contribute to the effective operation of the firm
  • To actively develop new sources of potential income streams for the department
  • To step up into Head of Department role in the event of HoD absence

General responsibilities:

  • Manage own caseload
  • Maintain a watching brief over the other fee earners’ files when they are on holiday, sick, etc.
  • Ensure that diary dates are observed
  • Meet relevant quality and professional standards
  • Proactively build and grow department
  • Actively develop new sources of potential income streams
  • Promoting a positive working environment within firm
  • Marketing and promoting the firm and its service offerings
  • Undertaking research on developing areas of law and procedure to remain up to date on key issues
  • Maintaining CPD requirements as expected by the firm


  • General administrative tasks in relation to individual file management
  • Visiting clients, taking instructions
  • Writing letters
  • Drafting wills
  • Billing
  • Producing precedents, template documents and other processes to enable department to be run efficiently
  • Producing articles for website on wills and probate issues on a regular basis
  • Utilising social media frequently, in particular LinkedIn and Twitter, to promote the firm and its service offerings
  • Running and/or assisting in the running of stalls trade shows and such like
  • Other tasks as requested

Person specification – Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Practising certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience as a solicitor in Private Client
  • Experience of dealing with wills and probate matters
  • Experience of dealing with Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Experience of dealing with Court of Protection
  • Experience of attending clients
  • Experience of drawing up bills
  • Experience of supervising staff

Practical skills:

  • Administration skills to enable self-sufficiency
  • Typing skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Telephone skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team
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