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Solicitor – Private Client, Chichester, West Sussex

A 2-5 years PQE Private Client Solicitor or the equivalent as a Lawyer, is now required for an expanding team within this leading private practice law firm in Chichester. The STEP or SFE qualification would be an advantage but not essential.

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. This experience should include Wills,  Trust creation, excellent drafting skills and Court of Protection/ Deputyship./ Attorneyship work ideally.

The job role will involve the following:

Trust work.

Preparing complex Wills and Deeds of Variation.

Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Drafting Court of Protection (COP) applications

Running Deputyship/ Attorneyship management files.

Handling financial transactions on behalf of clients.

Additionally the job holder should be a confident communicator with an empathetic approach, used to dealing with vulnerable or elderly clients and ideally have experience with care funding and NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding.

This role is an ideal platform for progression within a specialist area of law and presents a perfect opportunity to join a highly progressive Group or working towards Partnership.

A highly competitive market rate salary and benefits package will be offered based upon skills and experience.

All applications will be reviewed within 48 hours of receipt and short-listed candidates contacted within that time frame.