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Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive - Chesterfield

Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive


As part of our programme of expansion, an excellent opportunity has become available for a Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive to join our highly regarded Private Client team based in Chesterfield.


Fulltime Hours – Permanent Contract


Commencement date is immediate start (Dependant on Notice period).  Hours of business are Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. 


The Role

The successful candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in working on a broad range of private client matters specialising in a caseload of Probate, Court of Protection, Inheritance Tax, LPAs, Trusts and Wills.  You will have strong organisation skills, attention to detail and drafting skills and will possess the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.   You will also have well-developed client care skills, are personable and confident and should enjoy working in a team environment with the ability to quickly build rapport with colleagues. 


The role would suit someone who is skilled at building lasting working relationships with clients, willing to play an active role in the team’s business development activities and will have a demonstrable drive to contribute to the Private Client team’s ongoing success.   The reputation of the firm is excellent, and the successful candidate will join an established team.    

Applications received from candidates who are in a position to develop their career and are looking to achieve formal qualifications whilst having previous experience of working within Private Client may also be considered for this position as a thorough training programme will be provided, although, experienced qualified candidates will be at a distinct advantage.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Competence and experience in handling Private Client law matters.
  • Maintain efficient systems to diarise and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Demonstrate excellent client care, apply technical knowledge and communicate complex legal matters into a commercially astute and understandable format
  • Meet with clients and provide expert legal advice in the legal area.  
  • Ensure legal knowledge is kept up-to-date and commit to continual self-development
  • Run legal matters in an organised and efficient manner ensuring client document, advice history and time recording/billing processes are undertaken and recorded in accordance with firm procedures.


Person & Skill Specification:

  • 3+ years demonstrable experience of managing a broad caseload of Private Client matters. 
  • The ability to build and manage a caseload, work under pressure to tight deadlines and be very self-motivated
  • Credible past and consistent billing/financial performance
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Ability to support and assist in the supervision of support staff
  • Good IT knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Full driving licence/own transport is essential as there may be an element of travelling to various locations to attend clients, professionals and company offices. 

This role offers an opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment where a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. 


Closing Date 17th June 2022


We are an equal opportunities employer


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Please note, closing dates on vacancies are provided as a guideline. Banner Jones Ltd reserves the right to close a vacancy earlier than the stated closing date.  If there are high volumes of applications received for the position, we may not be able to respond to candidates who have been unsuccessful.  If you do not hear back from the Company within three weeks of the closing date then please take this as confirmation that your application has been unsuccessful and thank you for your interest in Banner Jones Ltd