Solicitor - Wills and Probate

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Feb 2021
Closes
02 Mar 2021
Role Classification
Lawyer
Contract Type
Permanent

About the role and team

Working on a caseload of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Planning matters, you will benefit from a centralised administration team to aid case management. We provide working from home for all staff  during the Covid-19 crisis and are well placed to deal with future change as the situation develops. We offer flexible hours and home working.

You will be a qualified Solicitor/Legal Executive (with a Practising Certificate) and experience in drafting Wills, administering estates and providing clients with advice about their inheritance tax position and planning.

About the candidate

You will be a Practicing Solicitor with 3-5+ year’s PQE together with strong drafting and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. You will need an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems and have good appreciation of risk management/ the ability to work flexibly across a multi skilled team.

You will be confident in carrying your own caseload. Main duties will include:

  • Handling a mixed caseload of wills, estate administration and Power of Attorney matters, providing advice on all aspects of a client's needs and where appropriate working with other teams within the firm
  • Drafting documents, including Wills, Declarations of Trusts and Deeds of Variation;
  • Experience in / willingness to develop in Estate and Tax Planning advice desirable
    • membership of STEP beneficial but not essential
    • membership of SFE beneficial but not essential

We provide a well-structured Induction Programme, alongside support and guidance from senior management. In return for your experience and commitment you will enjoy an excellent benefits package.

About the firm

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.

What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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