Private Client Solicitor - Head of Private Client Department

Adcocks are currently located in central Lichfield, a pleasant Staffordshire City.

We have a well established private client department, predominantly drawn from the industrial West Midlands. This brings with it challenges in terms of the size of the administration of the estates undertaken and will in itself set challenges during the course of the next five years as market trends change.

We are looking to appoint a Solicitor of not less than 3 years PQE to manage and develop this department and to address the challenges which the firm faces as the demand for legal services changes.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound experience in the administration of estates, preparation and completion of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney, registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney and Receivership work.

A candidate who has a client following and is able to introduce work into the firm will be well regarded.

The practice undertakes little trust work, but what is undertaken, will fall to be the responsibility of the post holder. This is predominantly trusts relating to land, rather than personalty.

Your experience since admission will mainly have been in private client work. You will probably have a 2.1 law degree but applications are taken on merit and not dependent necessarily upon academic achievement. A willingness to develop the firm, communicate well and work as part of a team of an established, but adaptable practice is of the highest importance.

The position is based at our Lichfield office although our client base is predominantly drawn from the Industrial West Midlands. The successful applicant will be expected to spend occasional time at our West Bromwich interview facilities dealing with new business and existing clients.

The role will include supervision of a legally trained part time assistant and full time secretary. You will be directly responsible to one of the directors.

This is a challenging, stimulating and exciting role. Only applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to client care should consider applying.

Start date – Autumn 2019.

The process of application will include an initial telephone interview followed by a final interview at which applicants may be expected to make a short presentation and finally by detailed assessment. Full details will be provided to successful applicants.

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