Flint Bishop is a multi-award winning, UK 200 listed law firm made up of some of the most talented legal experts in the region.
Recognised as a ‘leading firm’ by both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, the outstanding quality of our staff and service levels is underlined by our ISO quality assurance accreditations, industry awards and peer ranking.
We have over 170 solicitors and support staff who use their technical and expert skills for one mission: to provide clients with clear advice that helps them to achieve their goals as effectively as possible.
As recognition of the quality of our legal services, over the last few years, we have won nine national awards, one international award, been highly commended in two categories and received 15 shortlist nominations.
About the department
Our Private Client department is one of the largest in the Midlands and we provide advice in respect of Wills, Probate, elderly client issues, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, Tax and Trusts. We also handle strategic tax planning and probate matters for both non UK domiciled clients with assets in the UK and UK domiciled clients holding assets abroad.
Our staff are experts in their field and three members of the team are Trust and Estate Practitioners. They have all passed all of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) exams.
The Wills, Probate, Tax & Trust team is ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth UK Guide for Derby and Surrounds and are the only recognised law firm for this region.
Claire Rudkin, Head of Department is a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 2017 and the department is ranked in the Personal Tax, Trust & Probate category.
About the role
The successful candidate will be taking Will instructions from a number of different sources, primarily from face-to-face meetings and home visits.
Drafting basic single/mirror Wills together with the drafting of Wills of a more complex nature, for example, including Property Trust Wills, exclusion of family members, and multiple beneficiaries.
In addition, you will draft basic LPAs; assist other fee earners within the team as and when required; manage your workload using a case management system; complete associated administrative tasks as required and have a willingness to get involved in the business development and marketing activities of the department.
You will ideally have 12 months previous experience in a Will Writing role or working within a Wills and/or Probate discipline/environment.
You will be engaging, client-focused, have excellent communications skills and have the ability to build rapport quickly.
You will also have a proactive, hardworking approach and enjoy working as part of a team in a culture that is highly focused but friendly and supportive.
You should enjoy working with/be very comfortable using a variety of IT software packages, including Microsoft Office.
You will also have a full UK driving licence and your own transport.
How to apply
If this role is of interest to you, then please send your CV directly to Angie Whittingham – give email address details, LinkedIn details
No agencies please