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NQ Solicitor (Private client)

Job Description:

Our client, one of Scotland's leading law firms, have a permanent opportunity for an Private Client Solicitor to join their team.

Based in Edinburgh, the role will be tasked with providing professional and exemplary legal service to their clients.

Candidates could be looking to assign their traineeship or be NQ but they are also open to those with a couple of years PQE.

Exposure of Trusts/Private Client work would be favourable.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Assigning Trainee or NQ - 2 years PQE

  • Previous experience dealing with high-net-worth individuals in a commercial or private client environment is desirable.

  • A commercial focus in managing workload effectively and efficiently.

  • Mindset to exceed team and client expectations.

  • Wider experience in a different legal discipline with transferable skills would be considered.

  • Working towards or prepared to start STEP qualifications.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral is essential.

  • Able to build professional relationships with clients and third parties.

  • A high level of accuracy and strong attention to detail.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Advise high net worth clients and family business clients (including entrepreneurial clients) on the protection of their assets.

  • Help families to decide on the most appropriate structures for owning assets (trusts, partnerships, family investment companies).

  • Accurately prepare and draft legal documentation and correspondence relating to family and business governance, commercial and corporate issues, asset protection, succession and tax planning, and mediation.

  • Help clients navigate through tax planning issues and work alongside existing tax advisors and accountants.

  • Assist clients to work out a succession plan alongside their Wills and estate planning.

  • Help family business clients to manage business continuity, conflicts or challenging family dynamics and help them to deliver their philanthropic objectives.

  • Proactively manage your own caseload and drive forward work for others within the team.

  • Identify and resolve any problems experienced by our clients in a professional manner.

  • Have a good working knowledge of private client law and keep up to date with any developments through events/ training.

  • Collaborate with other professionals - accountants/wealth planners/tax advisers/lawyers (as part of trusted adviser teams) to deliver solutions for clients.

  • Build good relationships internally, support senior colleagues and advise colleagues with different specialisms.

  • Adhere to firm processes in relation to financial policies, time recording and AML compliance.

  • Maintain accurate records on the firms document management system.


  • A highly competitive salary

  • Wider Benefits package

Core-Asset Consulting is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital/civil partner status or pregnancy.

Job reference: 15365

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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