Job Opportunity

Private Client Solicitor – Harpenden



3yrs PQE

Job Description

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 Property, 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, powers of attorney and tax planning strategies.

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.

Person & Skill Specification

  • Private Client Solicitor with 3 years PQE
  • Demonstrates excellent client service delivery and has the ability to work effectively with clients of different backgrounds, ages and with different requirements, maintaining a professional and courteous manner at all times
  • Attention to detail and high exacting standard of work
  • Organised – effective time management and prioritisation skills
  • Strong work ethic with a genuine commitment to self-development and improvement
  • Ensure legal knowledge is kept up-to-date and commit to developing practical skills
  • The ability to work autonomously with increased responsibility as you develop in experience
  • Credible past consistent financial performance

Key Responsibilities

Your Opportunity to join our team:

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for a candidate of 3 years PQE+ to join our established Private Client Department in the Firm’s Harpenden office.

The successful applicant will provide a range of advice and services to the Firm’s individual clients, ranging from the preparations of Wills and Trusts, inheritance tax planning, and probate & estate administration.  The complexity of matters will depend on the candidates PQE, and will increase with support and supervision as experience grows.  Under supervision, the successful candidate will gain experience of handling larger value estates and more complex family circumstances.  

Our Private Client Team specialise in assisting with a wide range of sensitive and complex issues.  The role requires candidates who are able to approach matters and deal with clients in a professional yet sensitive manner.  Candidates must be able to communicate with clients, verbally and through documentation, in a manner that is clear and easily understood whilst also taking into account the specific circumstance of each case to address the correct legal issues and ensure that the best decisions are made for the client.

How to apply

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 Stephanie Simon, People & Talent Partner, or by post to Taylor Walton, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton LU1 2PL