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Wills & Estates Senior Associate - Pathway to Partnership

Michael Page


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Full job description
  • Award winning law firm
  • Competitive salary on offer

About Our Client

Our client is a highly regarded law firm with a strong longstanding presence in Canberra, reaching near 80 employees across six sections. This firm has an outstanding reputation for developing long lasting client relationships and achieving great results for their clients. They strive to be experts in their field and offer an unprecedented culture that offers career progression and challenging work. This role is in direct line to Partnership as you will inherit a large existing practice, client base and team. This is an opportunity for the right person to inherit a practice within the next 3-4 years with a clear succession pathway to Partner. Or, if you are already at Partner level, then the firm will open discussions to bring you across at level.

They are seeking a senior practitioner who has the desire to make their own mark in a firm, potentially look at equity options down the track an join a high profile leadership group.

Job Description

  • Advising clients and preparing formal legal opinions
  • Leading negotiations with counter parts
  • Implementing estate plans and drafting legal documents including: Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Loan Agreements
  • Conducting Contested Wills and Estates Litigation including Family Provision Claims, Rectification of Wills and Probate Litigation generally
  • Maintain and develop the internal client referral network
  • Preparation of wills, testamentary trusts and enduring powers of attorney
  • Advising on and implementing complex structures (trusts; superannuation; asset protection)
  • Deceased estate administration (complex and straightforward)
  • Statutory will, construction and rectification applications
  • ACAT applications relating to attorneys, guardians and elder abuse

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Advising clients and preparing formal legal opinions
  • Leading complex negotiations
  • Implementing estate plans and drafting legal documents including: Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Loan Agreements
  • Maintain and develop the internal client referral network
  • Experience in estate litigation would be highly regarded
  • At least 5 years PQE in Wills and Estates

What's on Offer

You'll have the chance to assist in leading the practice, will have an opportunity to progress to Partnership (if not coming in a partner level), and join a high performing firm who are passionate about gaining effective results for their clients.

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Job details
Date posted
24 May 2018
Category
Legal
Occupation
Management & Senior Leadership
Estimated
$140k ~ $162k
Job mode
Standard/Business Hours
Industry
Human resource

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