Gibson Kerr is a long established, central Edinburgh, legal practice with a good client base, specialising in family law, personal law (private client) and residential conveyancing and estate agency. The business is a three partner firm, with four other qualified solicitors and a trainee solicitor. We operate from two offices in north central Edinburgh.
We have a busy personal law practice and require a solicitor who is newly qualified, up to two years PQE to support a partner and solicitor who deal with personal law exclusively. Our personal law department deals with a varied case load including will and power of attorney drafting, executry administration, power of attorney administration for elderly and vulnerable clients, estate and tax planning, cost of care advice, and trust drafting and administration. The solicitor will be responsible for their own caseload, in particular assisting will and power of attorney drafting, and executry and power of attorney administration, but will also be expected to assist the partner and senior solicitor with their cases when required.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career within a supportive environment. We aim to put the successful candidate through the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland).
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, bright and cheerful – someone with good rapport with clients and colleagues. They will be hardworking, confident and prepared to take responsibility for their actions. A willingness to promote the services of the business when suitable opportunities arise is important. Our preference is for someone who lives in Edinburgh or within easy commuting distance of our office.
Competitive Salary Commensurate with Experience
Eligible for monthly staff bonus
Job Title: Personal Law Department Solicitor
Qualifications and Skills:
Responsibilities: The solicitor will be responsible for assisting with:-
May also assist with the following where the opportunity arises:-
The solicitor will work under supervision, but will be expected to take ownership of their own case load.
Supervisor: Lindsay Maclean
Conditions of Employment:
The Purpose of the Interview
This is for us to gain sufficient information about each of the candidates through answers to the questions that we will put to them to assess their suitability for the job. It is also to find out whether the most suitable individual is going to work on the conditions agreed between them and us and that he or she will enjoy and find satisfaction in the job. The interview may incorporate a test, including a basics computer skills test.
From the candidate’s perspective, the interview is an opportunity to find out more about what the job will involve, the terms and conditions of employment and to ask other questions to enable them to decide whether to accept the position if it is offered to them.
There may be a second interview.
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