Wills & Probate Lawyer

Frettens is looking for a Wills & Probate Assistant Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive to lead their well respected Wills & Probate Team and to work from our Christchurch office. This is a permanent position and the ideal candidate would be able to work full time.

Core values - what we look for in all Frettens staff:

Someone who:

  • Is IT literate and confident in learning new processes
  • Has consistently friendly, approachable conduct
  • Doesn’t use jargon with clients
  • Co-operates with colleagues from all teams
  • Enjoys working as part of a team, helping and supporting others
  • Has the ability to work calmly, even under pressure
  • Takes personal pride in their work and responsibility for issues
  • Maintains appropriate client contact

Essential qualities:

We welcome applications from people with the following essential skills, attributes and experience:

  • A qualified solicitor/ FCILEx with 8+ years’ PQE   
  • People management and team building experience
  • Can communicate effectively at all levels 
  • Able to convey information accurately and articulately, both verbally and in writing 
  • Ability to work independently and manage a caseload
  • Shows initiative, generates new ideas, thinks of original solutions
  • Anticipates client’s future needs, sees opportunities for other teams and makes suitable introductions
  • Returns client calls
  • Able to meet new clients and win new business
  • Aim to sell Frettens on service and values (rather than price alone) and follow up on viable enquiries

Desirable talents:

The following abilities would also be desirable:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Marketing and networking skills
  • Ability to motivate yourself to meet/exceed targets
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes
  • Focuses on detail, needs to be methodical, organised, systematic
  • STEP and/or SFE membership
  • Ability to structure own workload, making best use of resources and time
  • Delegates appropriate tasks to team members

Salary and benefits:

Salary is negotiable dependent on experience. Frettens offers a generous benefits package (read full list) which includes private healthcare, life insurance, pension contribution, flexi-time and free / subsidised parking.

In order to apply, you should send a CV and a letter of application to Catharine Snow, our Operations Manager.