Professional Legal Opportunity

Private Client Solicitor - St Albans - Full-time - +6yrs PQE

About Taylor Walton

Taylor Walton is a well-established and highly regarded regional law firm with offices located in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.  We provide legal advice and solutions to business owners, FTSE 350 companies, public and private sector organisations, charities and high-net worth individuals. 

We organise our legal services by expertise; Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Residential Conveyancing, Family and Private Client.  Clients may well be supported through their business and private life experiences by a number of our practice areas with many clients engaging our services for many years. 

Our reputable success is attributed to the calibre of our people.  In the same way that we are committed to provide exceptional quality legal services to our clients, we are committed to fostering an engaging and supportive environment in which to work and develop a rewarding career.  We are very proud of our exceptionally high staff retention rate and an average length of service unrivalled within our region.     

About the Team

Our Private Client Team is Chambers rated and ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 (in the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex Region) with our Department Head, Alex Drake and fellow Partners Alison Voyce and Steven Hamilton recognised for their specialist expertise.  We advise business owners and high-net worth individuals often over generations on both local and multi-jurisdictional matters relating to wills, estate planning, probate, trusts, and powers of attorney.     

All partners in the team have a substantial personal following and are members of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  The team was named ‘Legal Team of the Year 2019’ by the Hertfordshire Law Society and recognised in the The Times - Best Law Firms in the same year.

Your Opportunity to Join our Team

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for an experienced Private Client Solicitor (strictly 6+ years PQE) to join our St Albans office.

The successful candidate will be accomplished in all areas of private client work; advising on and drafting Wills, enduring powers of attorney, trusts, wealth succession and inheritance tax planning, Court of Protection, probate and estate administration.  The role requires experience of working with comparable clients.  Whilst Partner level support is readily available if required the successful candidate will be expected to work largely autonomously. 

Legal expertise is key, however the role also calls for the successful candidate to have a proven track record of sustained strong financial performance and of actively contributing to attracting and securing new business.

We take great pride in developing our people.  Whilst the STEP qualification is desirable (but not necessary), we would look favourably to support to a candidate committed to complete this recognised qualification.     

Key Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Solicitor with a minimum of 6yrs pqe
  • Delivers excellent client service and works to a high standard
  • Natural ability to build a trusted and professional relationship with a range of clients
  • An enthusiasm to contribute to the increased success of the Private Client Team by pro-actively engaging with new business initiatives and networking activities – prior experience will be advantageous
  • Confident at handling a large and broad private client caseload ideally with experience of advising high-net-worth individuals
  • Legal technical competence and a commitment to rounded self-development
  • Efficient and organised working practices
  • Our Private Client Team is thriving and collegiate – this role would suit someone who enjoys an interactive working environment whilst able to work on matters autonomously

We would be delighted to hear from you if this role is of interest or if you have any questions.  Please do make your application by sending a covering letter and CV addressed to Sharon Sullivan, PA to the COO, or by post to Taylor Walton, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton LU1 2PL