Associate - Private Client - Leeds

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Leeds
Discipline: Private client
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 07587481088
Vacancy reference: 020950
Closing date: 17 July 2023

Private Client, Leeds, Full-time permanent

The role 

We are looking for a solicitor to join our growing national Private Client team, to be based in our top ranked Leeds team.

Under supervision, you will undertake a broad range of private client work for high net worth individuals, to include estate planning, estate administration, advising on tax and property ownership structures, matters relating to inheritance and capital gains tax, trusts, trust administration, and other related tax and fiduciary work.

You will be expected to carry out marketing and business development activities to expand the Leeds client base.

The person

This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking law firm and our stats speak for themselves.

The firm has a significant private client national service line (NSL). We have teams in each of our Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich offices. The teams also work closely with colleagues in other areas such a corporate, real estate and family. Their workload is varied and of high quality including all aspects of personal tax, lasting powers of attorney, the formation, administration and restructuring of trusts, family investment companies and other onshore and offshore structures for UK tax planning, family and asset protection, together with succession planning for family business owners. The Leeds team is led by Andrew Playle & Ellie Milner.

Skills and attributes

  • NQ+
  • Good academics
  • Technically strong with relevant experience
  • Excellent written English and drafting skills
  • Good research skills, including an ability to use online information sources
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with clients, potential clients and multipliers
  • Attention to detail
  • Time and matter management skills

What else should I know?

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law Firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and deep sector expertise. The Firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology.

Clients include businesses from PLCs to start-ups, high net worth individuals and landowners, universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to access your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.

Why not find out more about what it’s like to work at Mills & Reeve by taking two minutes to watch our video?

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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