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Senior Associate/ Associate Solicitor and Solicitors – Private Client, Southampton, Reading & Leeds

Talented and experienced Tax and Estate Planning or Private Client, senior level Solicitors with a PQE of 3 -5+ years  are now required for expanding teams within leading and highly respected private practice law firms in Reading, Southampton and Leeds.
Prior specialist experience will have been obtained in a leading UK based Regional or City law firm with a strong reputation for high quality of work in Tax, Trusts and Estate Planning as well as complex matters. This experience should include Wills, Tax Planning, Trust creation, excellent drafting skills, Deputyship and Court of Protection work ideally.

The job roles will involve the following:

Estate administration and dealing with Probate

Drafting trusts and documents to vary and terminate trusts.

Advising on tax planning including Inheritance tax and capital gains tax and stamp duties.

Structuring trusts.

Variation of existing trusts.

Preparing Wills and an excellent understanding of the law relating to them.

Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Some advice on offshore trusts, but almost all clients are UK domiciled and UK resident.

Advising on succession issues on death and wealth planning.

CoP, LPA’s and Deputyships

Additionally the job holder should be confident in business development and marketing to promote and grow the department further and his/ her own continued personal development and self promotion.These roles offer an ideal platform for progression within a specialist area of law and present perfect opportunities for relocation to the South Coast or South East for those candidates looking for a better life/ work balance or to join highly ranked teams elsewhere in key UK locations.

Highly competitive market rate salaries and benefits package will be offered based upon skills and experience.

All applications will be reviewed within 2 working days and short-listed candidates contacted within that time-frame.