Solicitor

Contract Length: Permanent full-time Location: York Office and/or WFH

Salary: Up to £45,000

Main Purpose of the Role:

We help our clients secure a legacy and achieve a better future for generations to come. We invite you to be part of our mission to change the face of private client law. Come learn and grow with us as we take Roche Legal to the next level following a period of strategic investment, planning and exciting growth. Now is the time to join us. This is an opportunity to be part of something special. Your ideas, input and work will be valued, appreciated and justly rewarded and we’ll all have some fun along the way!

Roche Legal is an award-winning boutique law firm based in York. We are a niche firm specialising in private client law, including wills, powers of attorney, Court of Protection, probate, elderly client law and missing persons law. We are a paperless office and continually work towards the reduction of our carbon footprint.

As an associate you will provide accurate, timely and efficient fee-earning work to clients with a high degree of skill and care whilst ensuring an excellent level of service for clients.

We love to help people learn and grow and you will be provided with a structured onboarding and career development plan to align with your individual professional and personal goals. We are looking for a solicitor with at least 5 years’ experience in private client law, who is adept at managing their own caseload and able to assist other staff members with theirs. 

This is a full-time job (Mon-Fri) where office presence is preferred for at least part of the week, although remote working is offered. You may bring your dog to work, if you have one.

To apply, please send your one page CV under cover of a letter with no more than two paragraphs and a closing sentence. In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities needed in a solicitor in private client and why you believe they are the most important qualities. In the second paragraph, explain why you applied for this position. As a closing sentence, please write “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions”.

Do not send your application through the website. Email your CV and cover letter in PDF format to careers@rochelegal.co.uk. The subject line of the email should be your last name (all caps), followed by the position you are applying for in lower case, followed by one word you would use to describe yourself in all caps. [For example: SMITH Solicitor AWESOME].

We look forward to reviewing your application. Applications that do not follow instructions will not be considered.

Main Duties:

To provide excellent legal advice, assistance and representation to the firm’s clients in the following key areas:

  • Non-contentious probate and administration matters.
  • Drafting and advising upon Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and ancillary documents.
  • Elderly client and vulnerable client affairs, to include Court of Protection work, managing affairs and general planning.
  • Estate planning, to include Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax advice.
  • Administration of Trusts.
  • Incidental residential property-related work, but not conveyancing.

If the statements below appeal to you, then you may be our next associate:

  • You are excited about the integral part you can play in a small business
  • You are generally cheerful
  • You are amazing at time management and know how to prioritise
  • You can crack on and don’t need to be micro-managed
  • You enjoy continuously learning in order to broaden your skills
  • You know how to use case management software and don’t need a traditional legal secretary
  • You think people who say “We’ve always done it this way” are dangerous
  • You are always thinking of ways to improve how things are done and want to contribute your own ideas to create something great
  • You have a valid driving licence and use of your own car
  • You are very good at exceeding clients’ expectations
  • You have excellent tech skills and are comfortable with entirely paperless working

Good luck!

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