Solicitor (NQ-2 years PQE), Private Client, Guildford

TWM Solicitors in Guildford is looking for a private client solicitor of NQ to 2 years PQE to join its busy Private Client team.

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Louise Prynne
HR Co-Ordinator

Overview of the vacancy

  • Undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department.
  • To meet fee earning and other KPI targets.
  • Ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the current published Business Plan.
  • To handle will, power of attorney, trust, probate and tax advice work for private clients and to build and develop own case load.
  • To participate in the marketing of the firm by active participation in networking, seminar provision etc.
  • To maintain and improve client care.
  • To work effectively with other departments.
  • To develop own specialist areas of work.

Job description

  • To assist the department as a whole in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help regarding advice and assistance to clients of the Department as well as other departments of the firm.
  • Conduct of matters on behalf of clients.
  • Management of support services for which (s)he is responsible, including supervision of own secretary if appropriate.
  • Participation in marketing activities whether on a firm-wide, departmental or office basis.
  • To utilise skills of any department Trainee and to assist with the Trainee’s training.
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • To participate fully in the activities of the team.
  • To assist during the absence of other fee earners.
  • Carrying out work outside of normal hours where the work requires this.
  • Travelling to client meetings both in and outside the UK when required.
  • Promoting good file management.
  • Formulating and advancing internal procedures.
  • Undertake other duties as from time to time required.
  • To ensure compliance with Lexcel and other regulatory procedures.

This job description is non exhaustive and the firm reserves the right to vary the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the firm’s business.


A good honours degree.

Essential personal qualities and attributes

  • Competence in chosen area of law and practice.
  • Achieves targets in respect of chargeable hours, fees, recovery rate, lock-up and non-chargeable time as Solicitor and is looking to progress.
  • Develops and maintains a client/referrer base.
  • Understands and undertakes proper referral of work to relevant departments and development of work for other departments.
  • Shows willingness to be involved in activities of the firm outside of work within the department to which the individual is assigned.
  • Where appropriate, supervises junior members of staff.
  • Is involved in practice development.

Essential skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Sound training.
  • Well developed interpersonal, social and communication skills [include for Private Client: including an appreciation of the vulnerability of some of our clients, both generally and also specifically at distressing times].
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Computer literate with an ability to develop its use in own functional area.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • A sound knowledge of your responsibilities as a solicitor including in the following areas:
    • Rules and principles of professional conduct.
    • Client care.
    • Conflicts of interest.
    • ConfidentialityRelations with third parties.
    • Relations with other solicitors.
    • Regulatory and compliance procedures.

Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Prior knowledge of Practice Evolve or other office management systems.
  • Prior knowledge of Lexcel requirements.
  • Specialist area knowledge.
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