Job Title: Solicitor or Legal Executive

Department: Private Client including Agricultural and Trusts & Estates

Position: Full Time or Part Time

Location: Axminster

Salary: Competitive

WBW Solicitors is one of the largest legal practices in the South West, with offices based in TorquayPaigntonNewton AbbotExeter, Bovey TraceyExmouthHonitonSidmouthLauncestonAxminsterChard and Seaton.

With clearly defined divisions catering for business and private clients, our teams are able to offer the very best legal advice through a full range of legal services, across a wide range of areas and commercial sectors. We reward our hard-working staff with flexibility, competitive salaries with a generous holiday plan and a fantastic benefits package.

The Role

Due to recent growth and expansion our well established and busy Private Client team we would like an experienced and motivated Private Client Lawyer to join our busy Axminster Office.

The role will include a varied, good quality case load with an expectation of exceptional client care provided to a range of clients including farmers, land owners and individuals.

The successful candidate should be able to work under their own initiative and manage their work load efficiently.  They should also be able to promote and develop the department and office and the firm at external and internal events.

Legal Services

The main focus of the role will be to provide an efficient, effective and complete legal service ensuring client satisfaction at all times; seeking support and advice from other members of the team whenever necessary.

Skill and Knowledge

To develop personal skills, expertise and experience in the area of private client including all aspects of Wills, Probate and Power of Attorney matters. To be aware of current issues and updates. To be PQE 5 years, STEP, SFE and/or ACTAPS membership welcomed but not essential.


To make sure that quality standards are understood and adhered to at all times.  To promote a high quality of service and to maintain file administration, carry out reviews as directed and comply with the firm’s quality standards policies and procedures outlined in the firm’s Practice Manual.  To adhere to the firm’s Equality and Diversity Policy at all times.


To achieve any billing, time and fee earning targets set; to co-operate with the firm’s credit control arrangements; to manage time effectively and ensure billing is carried out regularly.  Ensure recommendations and cross-referrals occur to other departments and personnel within the firm.

The Candidate

The successful applicant must be able to work effectively within a team. Task assignment amongst the team is constant to ensure the matter is undertaken in the most cost effective manner possible.

They will need to possess the willingness to promote the firm and develop personal connections; to market the services of the department internally to the rest of the firm and WBW’s services as a whole externally.  Experience in marketing and practice development would be welcomed.

The successful candidate must be professional, organised, competent, enthusiastic and ambitious.  To work with other fee earners and seek advice and assistance whenever needed to develop knowledge and skills, and to improve ability. Ensure that all courses booked are attended including any management courses provided to develop personal skills.

The firm will require the applicant to have access to own transport for work use for the purposes of home visits and inter office travel on occasion.

Contact Details:

For further information regarding this role, or to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to