Solicitor/FCILEx (2-4 years PQE) - Private Client


Vacancy: Solicitor/FCILEX 2-4 Years PQE

Hours: Full-time, permanent contract
Location: Torquay

Our Private Client Team

The team combines efficient legal support colleagues with trusted and experienced lawyers who together deliver outstanding client care across the full range of private client services.  The partners in the team are Legal 500 recommended and have deep sector knowledge in their areas of expertise such as Health, Social and Elderly Care, Trusts, Tax and Succession and Estate Planning and our lawyers hold a number of professional memberships and accolades such as Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP),  ATT and CTA.

Within our caring, friendly and experienced private client team, you will feel supported in what you do whilst enjoying the autonomy to develop your practice and client engagement.

The Role

The role will be aligned with your PQE and private client experience and will allow you to develop your caseload as well as your private client skill set.

You will undertake fee earning work with specific responsibility for Wills, Estate Administration, Probates, Lasting Power of Attorneys, Trust and Inheritance Tax Planning as well as Trust administration.

Who You Are

Your role in the Private Client team is key.  We expect you to demonstrate previous experience of undertaking a broad sweep of private client work and to be a confident advocate for the most vulnerable in our society.  It is important to us that you can evidence compassion and care in your practice.  We are a friendly group of people and welcome those with a similar approach.

Your enthusiasm for the law should be evident in your engagement with this specialism.  If you feel you could be a positive asset to our well-established private client team, we would like you to tell us what you have achieved in your practice so far and where you want to take it moving forward so we look forward to hearing from you.

You will:

  • Ideally have 2-4 years’ PQE* in private client work.
  • Have a sound understanding of the private client discipline.
  • Be focused on and committed to delivering first-class client service.
  • Have demonstrable experience of developing relationships with both new and existing clients, as well as referrers of work.
  • Be a team player with an enthusiastic, can-do attitude.
  • Enjoy working in an environment that is highly focused but friendly and supportive.
  • Contribute to the future success of the private client team and the wider firm.

*     This is only a guideline and does not preclude applications from candidates who may have more PQE or equivalent experience.

Vacancy details

Position: Solicitor/FCILEx (2-4 years PQE)

Department: Private Client

Location: Torquay

Contract: Full-time, permanent contract

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Thursday, 30th June 2022

The Reward

It is extremely important that all our team members feel valued and their hard work and commitment is recognised so we offer a generous remuneration package which makes Kitsons an employer of choice.

If you work for us, you will enjoy a range of benefits which include:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Pension.
  • 33 days’ holiday per annum, which includes bank holidays.
  • An additional day’s leave on your birthday.
  • Western Provident Association (WPA) – health care cash plan for all employees.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Free staff legal services – wills and conveyancing.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Membership of Mindful Employer.
  • A range of initiatives to support physical and mental health wellbeing.

Find Out More and Apply

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy in our Private Client team or if you have any specific queries in relation to the role and responsibilities, please contact Marjorie Creek who is a Partner and Head of the Private Client department on 01803 202020.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy and would like an application pack,  please contact our HR Manager, Louise Mason, on 01803 202020.  Alternatively, please download a copy of our Employment Application Form and return your completed form to:

Miss L Mason
HR Manager
Kitsons LLP
Minerva House
Orchard Way
Edginswell Park
Devon      TQ2 7FA

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Mail: Miss L Mason, HR Manager, Kitsons LLP, Minerva House, Orchard Way, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7FA