Solicitor/CILEX – Private Client

Solicitor/CILEX – Private Client


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Title:               Solicitor/CILEX

PQE:               3 years+

Team:            Private Client

Location:      Ipswich


About Gotelee

Gotelee Solicitors is a full-service law firm in Suffolk with 16 partners and a staff of approximately 100. We have a well-established presence throughout the County acting for private individuals, families in business and organisations. We are competitive on price offering fixed fees across many areas of law.

Gotelee is an award-winning firm. In 2018 the firm was ‘highly commended’ in the Law Society Excellence Awards for innovation. The firm has an aspiration for growth both in the depth and range of services it offers but also in innovative ways to provide legal services to its clients in the future.

The candidate

As part of our programme of expansion, we are currently recruiting a Solicitor or a Legal Executive with a minimum of 3 years PQE to join the specialist trust and tax team in our busy Private Client department.  This role requires:

  • Competence in handling Private Client matters.
  • The ability to manage a full caseload, work under pressure to tight deadlines and be very self-motivated.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and deliver excellent client care.
  • Excellent communications skills.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic background and will have gained Private Client experience within well-respected firms.  They will be 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 role 

The successful candidate will be expected to have experience of handling a full caseload of private client work including Wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters but with particular emphasis on tax planning and trusts for HNW individuals.  They will have proven technical ability in the field of capital taxation and trusts and the enthusiasm and ability to contribute to the continued expansion of the successful trust and tax team at Gotelee.

The successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in marketing, which may include speaking at seminars and other events as they arise and should therefore be comfortable with public speaking.

It would be of benefit if the successful candidate was a member of STEP, or willing to become a member.

What Gotelee offer

  • A friendly, supportive working environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Generous benefits package including:
    • 25 days holiday rising to 30 days
    • Pension contributions of up to 7%
    • Life Assurance of 4 x salary
    • Income protection
    • Discretionary Profit share scheme

How to apply

Contact Caroline Bellett, HR Manager at [email protected] with your CV or simply call 01473 298120 for a confidential discussion.

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