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Associate / Senior Associate - Private Wealth

Trowers & Hamlins
Exeter, Devon
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Private Client
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
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Job Details

The purpose of this role is to expand our highly successful private wealth team in Exeter. Acting for individuals and trusts both in the UK and internationally, we undertake all types of private client work including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Domestic Trusts, probate and income and capital tax planning.

The successful candidate will work directly with our Private Wealth Partners and Associates in the Exeter Office to provide a first class service to clients

What you'll be doing

The successful candidate will be expected to advise clients, with support where needed, in the following areas:

Estate and asset protection planning
Drafting wills including tax efficient wills and those incorporating  trusts
Creation of onshore trusts including drafting and advising
Probate planning and Estate Administration
Powers of attorney
Court of Protection matters.
Pro-active participation in marketing initiatives.
Efficient file management skills and ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures.
Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.

Training and development of junior legal staff

What you'll need

The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Solicitor grade. In particular for this role we require:

Previous experience of the above matters
Qualified solicitor with a NQ-3 years PQE in private client work
Excellent technical skills and innovative approach to their application
Strong client focus and service delivery
Drive and enthusiasm
Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
Good communication skills both oral and written
Commercial awareness and excellent financial management
Flexibility and commitment
A Willingness to learn
A strong team player with an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels
A positive and proactive attitude
Solid academic record
Client management experience
STEP member or willingness to complete STEP
Ability to manage files independently

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.


Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

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+44 (0)20 7423 8000
3 Bunhill Row
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