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Private Client Senior Associate

£54000 - £70000 per annum Excellent benefits
Scotland Edinburgh

This leading independent Scottish firm is seeking to appoint a talented Private Client Senior Associate (6 PQE) to their award-winning Edinburgh office.

For solicitors looking to develop their expertise through exposure to a varied workload, whilst working in an award-winning culture with excellent benefits, this is an opportunity to enter a firm where your hard work is recognised and rewarded.

The Firm

Consistently recognised for its innovative and forward-looking approach this leading Scottish firm is known for going above and beyond to invest in its people. This is a firm that will empower you to become the best version of yourself, develop new skills and make definitive steps forward in your career.

They have been recognised for developing industry-leading expertise across a range of practice areas, and have received numerous Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner rankings. Further to this, the quality of the work and legal talent at the firm has resulted in many of the lawyers gaining individual recognition within their chosen areas of expertise.

You will be given responsibility from day one and progression is actively encouraged from the top down. This, alongside the ambitious growth plans of the firm, means you can expect a clear and fast-track progression pathway.

As a full-service and independent law firm, the business is one of only a handful in Scotland to cater to such a broad range of clients. From local families and high net-worth individuals all the way up to global conglomerates, you will gain exposure to the holistic spectrum of clientele and work.

Last but not least, this firm has an award-winning culture and has been voted one of the best firms to work for in the entire UK, proving it is an outstanding business.

If you are seeking to develop your expertise in Private Client, and take a rewarding step forward in your career, this is a real opportunity to do so.

The Role

You will be working in an established Private Client team, and taking ownership of your own clients from day one. Managing a caseload which spans the full range of Private Client work, including wills, POAs, guardianships and executries.

You will also be one of the key experts in the team for tax and succession planning, and as such will provide advice on inheritance tax, capital gains and technical advice to meet client aims regarding succession planning.

As a Senior Associate, you will be responsible for actively contributing to business development opportunities for the firm, and supporting the growth of more junior team members.

Clients and cases span the full gamut of size and complexity, meaning the role will provide the successful candidate with unrivalled practical experience.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an experienced Private Client lawyer, with at least 6 years PQE
  • Has specific strength in the area of tax and succession planning
  • Is a strong team worker who can work independently, and as part of a larger team
  • Can manage a varied caseload with a range of clients including high-net-worth individuals
  • Has strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with clients and colleagues alike.
  • Is well organised and can prioritise efficiently
  • Has a good understanding of the financial matters relating to Private Client work

What's on offer

  • An opportunity to join a friendly and motivated team in a growing firm with an esteemed reputation
  • Career progression in the form of continuous professional development and exposure to an interesting and varied caseload at a firm with a track record of retaining staff through recognition and promotion.
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits

If this exciting opportunity is of interest to you, call or email now for a confidential chat.

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