Partner - Fixed Share

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Probate
Location: Lincoln

We are currently looking to recruit a Private Client Fixed Share Partner to join our Probate team in Lincoln.

The role will focus on all types of Probate work, including Wills, Estate Administration, Court of Protection work, Estate planning, Trust advice and administration.

The role will be based in our Lincoln office, but may also require travel to our other office locations.

The Firm

Wilkin Chapman is one of the largest law firms in Lincolnshire and South and East Yorkshire regions, with an unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise and experience.

We are distinguished by our approachability, innovation and commitment to providing the best service we can to our clients along with achieving and maintaining quality standards.

We believe that this quality, service-led approach is also reflected by the number of accreditations and recommendations that the firm regularly achieves with the UK's leading legal directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers UK and is ranked 111 in The Lawyer UK’s top 200 law firms by turnover. 

The Department

The specialist team has over 100 years' collective experience of private client matters. They take pride in being trusted advisers, providing comprehensive and pragmatic advice on a day to day basis.

The team represents a wide range of clients, with particular expertise in providing advice to farming families, business owners, lottery winners and people with disabilities/their carers. The day to day work covers all aspects of estate planning, with particular reference to family succession, asset protection, tax mitigation and mental capacity.

The team work closely with their business division colleagues to develop the client base and further specialist support is needed to continue to build on the growth of the department.

Duties will include
  • Carrying out work referred to above in a collaborative and team focussed manner. 
  • Providing support for other team members, particularly more junior members of the team.
  • Having a leadership role within the current team and to manage work being done by that team to ensure efficiency and that work is being carried out at the right level and to a good standard.
  • Playing a key role in business development.
  • STEP qualified.
Skills Required

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Commercially astute and remains current on key legal and business news.
  • Excellent skills in communication, client relations and team working.
  • Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients.
  • Demonstrates the ambition to succeed and commitment to business development and client relationship management.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to adopt a commercial as well as a legal approach to client issues.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Proficiency in analytical research, technically strong, with good drafting skills.
  • Adaptability and collaborative working.
  • Understanding and adoption of the Firm’s values and behaviours.
Equal Opportunities

Wilkin Chapman is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.  We are an armed forces friendly employer.

Our Values

All that we do is shaped by our five values: Service, Teamwork, Approachability, Innovation and Commitment to achieving results. These values are the bedrock of Wilkin Chapman, they define who and what we are - they underpin everything that we do. For more information on our values, please click here.

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