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QED Legal
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11 Dec 2020

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Private Client Solicitor 

Experience - NQ+


A superb development opportunity for an NQ (+) make rapid progress with their career at one of the best firms in the region. 

A local and well respected firm with several offices in West Sussex are seeking to add to what is an already established and successful Private client team. The firm have grown steadily and raised its reputation substantially in the last few years attracting some excellent personnel to what is now a very strong offering, acting for local, national and international Clients. The private client team can boast some highly qualified and and experienced solicitor which includes STEP qualified individuals and a Panel Deputy for the Court of Protection. 

The team are looking to appoint a newly qualified solicitor or a solicitor / legal executive with up to two years fee earning experience. The role's key focus is Estate Administration and Trusts, therefore good working knowledge of the entire Estate Administration process as well as the ability deal with estates subject to IHT and other taxes is a key skill to bring to the team. To succeed in the role you should have the following expertise:

  • The ability to run, set up and end Trusts. 
  • Knowledge of property applications (within the context of estates and Trusts).
  • Working knowledge of the current tax regime.
  • The ability to write Wills and LPAs and provide future planning advice to clients
  • Empathy and the ability to deal with clients at vulnerable stages in their lives with sensitivity and compassion.
  • Manage your own case load and largely work independently on your own initiative.
This is a great opportunity to join not only a very busy and successful team but also one that considers itself to be close knit and very friendly. A perfect environment for you to develop and hone your legal expertise. You will benefit significantly from the support and assistance of the other members of the department including some highly experienced solicitors. The Department as a whole has a strong reputation in the local area for providing excellent client care and service which has brought the firm a great deal of recognition as well as commercial success. 

If you are keen to establish yourself within the region this position has all the factors that would allow you to do so at a centrally located firm with good infrastructure and support on hand. For further details please contact Gary at QED Legal today or simply apply online direct through this ad. 


An acronym of the latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum which translates as "thus it is demonstrated" or "that which was to be demonstrated". It is most often used as an annotation at the end of a complex mathematical, scientific or philosophical argument to show that the author had proven what he had set out to prove. In recent times it has also been translated as "Quite Easily Done".

As a recruiter you have to network and speak to large amounts of people and lots of law firms to really understand the market and have the connections to match people with opportunity quickly when the time arises. A good recruiter needs to be Quick, Excellent and Dynamic in everything that they do. Allow the team at QED to demonstrate what they can do for your firm or your career.
• Partner moves – both full equity and fixed share equity
• Team moves
• Firm Mergers / Bolt-on’s
• Succession / retirement planning
• In House Counsel
• Patent / Trademark Attorneys
• Other jurisdictions – placing lawyers into and from other countries
• Professional Support Lawyers
• Associate moves – focusing not just on team and culture fit but also client and work quality and room for future advancement.
• Assistant moves – lawyers cannot afford to make mistakes with their career moves. In the crucial early years exposure to the correct mentor and clients is essential.
• Legal professionals – FILEX, MILEX, ILEX, Licenced Conveyancers, paralegals, legal assistants and fee earners
• Support services - practice managers, COLP / COFA – regulatory and compliance, office managers, IT developers, case management specialists, law costs draftsmen and negotiators, legal secretaries, legal cashiers

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