Associate Solicitor-Private Client

About the Role

Our private client team offer comprehensive advice on all areas of lifetime Estate Planning including the setting up and the management of trusts, including offshore structures. Advising non-domiciled UK residents on how best to limit their UK tax exposure is a particular area of strength. As the population ages, more people look to the potential benefits of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) as a means of protecting wealth when mental capacity is affected. Our elderly and incapacity team also help clients with expert advice on Court of Protection issues.

We are looking for a senior fee earner to join our elderly and incapacity team.

Duties will include:

Manage a caseload of private client files, dealing effectively with cases and transactions including Elderly and Incapacity issues, COP, NHS continuing care, Care fees planning, wills, probate, estate planning and tax

Build credibility with clients and develops own client relationships through managing client expectations regarding options, outcomes, risk and timescales.

Develop market and sector knowledge and demonstrate expertise to clients.

Grow internal and external networks of clients, intermediaries and contacts, build on personal profile and reputation.

Scope fees for existing clients.

Ensure understanding of the firm’s strategic goals and sets own personal activities/ objectives to align.

Active in seeking and moving on opportunities to sell your own and the firm’s services and sector expertise

About You

Skills & Experience:

Qualified Solicitor/CILEx with a minimum of 5 years PQE.

Previous experience within Private Client law

Specialism in Elderly and Incapacity issues, NHS Care Home funding, Long-term care fee planning, benefits reviews, COP with solid experience in probate, wills, and Trusts and the ability to supervise in these areas

Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service

Appetite for business development and confidence to attend events and raise your profile in Wiltshire


Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.

Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.

Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.

Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.

Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.

Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

About Us

We are a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for our commercial, private client, clinical negligence and personal injury work. We were the winner of the Managing Partners’ Forum ‘Best Managed Firm’ award for 2019.

Our firm has 520 people with offices in Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon and Marlborough.

At Royds Withy King, people come first. Our brand is built around being ‘Ahead of the Curve’. By this we mean always trying to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, looking ahead to the future, anticipating their needs and coming up with solutions.

We also pride ourselves on providing a brilliant place to work. We recognise that investing in our people and their career is the only way we can succeed in achieving what is best for our clients. Our friendly, accessible and supportive culture is incredibly important to us and we are continually looking at new ways to nurture and enhance it. Our people tell us that this is a firm with a flat structure, where everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter.

apply via company website:

  • Royds Withy King
  • 34 Regent Circus , Swindon, SN1 1PY
  • Permanent, Full time
  • TBC per annum
  • Ref: 2020-1552

Application closing date: 31st October 20