Job Title: Solicitor / Legal Executive
Department: Private Client
Position: Full Time
Location: Exeter & Newton Abbot
WBW Solicitors is one of the largest legal practices in the South West, with offices based in Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Exeter, Bovey Tracey, Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Launceston, Axminster, Chard 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.
Due to recent growth and expansion our well established and busy Private Client team are looking for a bright and motivated additional team member.
1) To provide a high quality, effective, legal service for WBW Solicitors as a member of the Private Client Department.
2) To promote and develop the department internally and externally.
3) To promote and develop the firm.
4) Maintain the high reputation of the firm.
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 2 years and have carried a full private client based caseload for a minimum of 2 years. ACTAPS and/or STEP 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 Office 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 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.
For further information regarding this role, or to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com stating your preferred office location (Exeter or Newton Abbot).