Recruiting: Private Client Lawyer

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We’re recruiting a Senior Private Client Lawyer to join our busy team here in Bury St Edmunds.

Applications can be made confidentially simply by emailing your covering letter to jobs@burnettbarker.co.uk and enclosing your CV.

The role…

Providing advice and services to individuals in private client matters, including:

  • Wills
  • Estate Administration
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Court of Protection

Salary is commensurate with your level of experience and professional qualifications, and how you meet or exceed the specification.

Pension contributions for eligible job holders.

Hours are available to suit the ideal candidate. Our office hours are 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday (with an hour for lunch) but there is some flexibility available to suit the ideal candidate who might wish to work fewer hours to suit personal or childcare arrangements (for example).

Paid Holidays of 28 days per year including bank holidays, plus we usually close the office between Christmas and New Year, which is gifted as additional (non-contractual) paid holiday.

About us…

We help people and organisations with the legal issues they don’t have the time or expertise to deal with themselves. All our lawyers are specialists in their field, providing legal services across a wide range of disciplines.

We have a highly popular private client proposition. Wills and LPAs are currently offered at fixed fees with basic (unbundled) estate administration services shortly to follow. Much of our work comes from returning clients and recommendations from our wide relationship network, with whom we work collaboratively wherever possible.

As a dynamic legal practice, we are ready to take advantage of plenty of existing opportunities to add further growth to our already successful and busy team.

We have recently moved to impressive premises in the heart of Bury St Edmunds town centre, providing an excellent client experience with dedicated visitor parking on-site and meeting rooms, full disabled-access for visitors, with free wifi and refreshments for visitors and staff, open-plan offices ‘behind the scenes’ enabling staff to work and collaborate in team groups.

We have a great reputation for our low staff turnover and a challenging but friendly and happy working environment. For example, a recently retiring staff member commented in their retirement letter:

“I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be an employee of the firm. Not only have I gained new knowledge and experience, I have also had the pleasure of working with a great group of colleagues”.

Our location also offers convenient shopping access at lunchtimes to many high street names as well as quality independent retailers.

Employment opportunities are open and accessible to all on the basis of their individual qualities and personal merit. We wish to recruit from the widest pool of qualified candidates possible and consider all applicant regardless of disability; gender; marital status; race; racial group; colour; ethnic or national origin; nationality; religion or belief; or sexual orientation.

Find our more about what’s it’s like to Work for Us.

About you…

An experienced and STEP-qualified wills and probate lawyer, you will have a vision for the delivery of client-focused private client legal services fit for a constantly-changing world.

You will hold a professional qualification as a solicitor or chartered legal executive.

You will have the opportunity to build on our excellent reputation and become a recognised authority in this area of practice in our local area.

Working alongside our CEO, there is the potential to lead and grow our team.

You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, being able to communicate legal issues in suitable terms that can be understood by consumer clients. Calm under pressure, you will deal with clients in a courteous, empathetic and reassuring way.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you must be able to manage your time and workload to meet ongoing and frequently changing deadlines.

Experience of handling enquiries and converting calls into instructions will be advantageous.

You will have a range of interests outside the office – voluntary and/or community engagement will be of particular interest. You will probably live (or be prepared to move to) within 20 miles of our office in Bury St Edmunds.

How to apply…

Please apply in confidence by email to jobs@burnettbarker.co.uk, enclosing your CV and covering letter/email.