Wills & Probate Solicitor / Executive

Job ID: JR023698703
Job Term:
Salary: £35000 –

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are hiring for a large Yorkshire law firm who are looking for 2 Wills & Probate Solicitors/Executives. One will be based in the Pudsey office and the other based in the Ilkley or Guisley branch.

The Candidate:

Professional and friendly client care.
Ability to work accurately in accordance with procedures and processes.
Ability to deal with technical details and to express solutions to complex legal problems in a concise and client-friendly way.
Good spoken and written communication to deal with clients and other parties face to face, by telephone and in producing legal documents.
Confident IT skills.
Ability to learn quickly.
Ability to organise and prioritise work, under supervision, to meet clients’ expectations and matter deadlines.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.

Key Duties:

  • Running a case load of client matters.
  • Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client’s initial instructions, will drafting, dealing with the preparation of lasting powers of attorney and the administration of estates.
  • Dealing with new client enquiries.
  • Providing support to other fee earners in the probate department.
  • Cost drafting as appropriate.
  • Billing files and obtaining monies due to the firm from the clients, the Legal Services Commission and other parties.
  • Maintaining legal knowledge and skills


  • Profit sharing scheme (tax-free on payments up to £3,600 per year), subject to National Insurance and 12+ months employment at the end of the calendar year.
  • Generous holiday entitlement ranging from 23-31 days (full-time, depending on the length of service with the firm)
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme to support health & wellbeing, including free councelling for you and your dependants.
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Paycare Health Cash Plan (employee contributions)
  • Payroll giving scheme for tax-free charitable donations
  • £1,000.00 finder’s fee for new employee recruitment referrals
  • Professional membership/subscription support
  • Death in Service Life Assurance – 3 times salary
  • Interest-free loan for annual travel pass
  • Free conveyancing on your main residential property
  • A free will
  • Regular social events including summer BBQ and a Christmas party
  • Annual business briefing for the whole firm
To find out more, call the office on 01482 533656.
Please be assured all conversation are conducted within the strictest confidence.
Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 10 days please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.
Refer your friend to James Ray Recruitment and we will reward you with £150 retail shopping voucher when we place them in a permanent or temporary role for at least one month.

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com