Solicitor/Associate

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PQE: 2-5
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Private Wealth
Location: Thames Valley
The firm

We became BDB Pitmans in 2018 following the merger of legacy firms Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) and Pitmans Law.  Based at offices in London, Cambridge, Reading and Southampton we approach every case with the bigger picture in mind. Above all, our focus is on doing things right. And doing them well. So we build longstanding and mutually beneficial client relationships based on trust and genuine partnership.

BDB Pitmans is a place where people feel free to be themselves. Regardless of their position, we treat everyone fairly – encouraging our teams to be confident and express opinions in an honest and trusting environment. We show care, respect and concern for each other and who we work with. Actively promoting a healthy work-life balance, and giving employees the necessary tools to help them achieve this.  In 2021 the firm, through the Best Companies to Work For accreditation, were recognised as one of the 20 Best Law Firms to work for in the UK and one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in the South East.

The team

Our Private Wealth team provide advice on UK and international tax and estate planning, trusts and trust administration, landed estates and immigration. They also work closely with colleagues in other departments to provide assistance to individuals with matters related to residential property, employment, business affairs and family law.

The opportunity

Solicitors/Associates in Private Wealth Department, handling a mixed and varied workload with a high quality client base.  Specific Responsibilities include Tax, trusts and estate planning work for private clients and professional and corporate trustees. The work includes advice on wills, trusts and EPAs, LPAs, tax planning (both UK and International), provision of trust administration services, probate and the administration of estates.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of caseload of good quality, mixed work, to include matters on the following:
    • Wills
    • Trusts
    • Probate
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney
    • Court of Protection Orders
  • To ensure that all client work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and fees and disbursements.
  • Play an active role in promoting the services of the firm and participate in marketing events and business development activities, to include writing articles for the firm’s newsletters and for appropriate external journals, as required.
Who we are looking for

Qualifications

  • Admission to the Solicitors Roll

Knowledge/Experience

  • 2 - 5 years PQE in private client team