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French Law Private Client Solicitor – Kent Canterbury

A top tier law firm is looking to hire a French Law Private Client Solicitor to join their team.
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French Law Private Client Solicitor – Kent Canterbury

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  • Job Ref Ss/09/04
  • Salary Competitive
  • Experience Level 2- 5 YRS PQE
  • Practice Area Private Client

Job Description

A top tier law firm is looking to hire a French Law Private Client Solicitor to join their team. The ideal candidate will provide expert legal support and advice to clients in Private Client matters specialising in French law.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing Wills of varying degrees of complexity including a French estate (advice and drafting)
  • Giving tax advice in the administration of French estates
  • Giving advice on the use of trusts in the general context of tax and estate planning
  • Advising on gifts of French property
  • Advising in the buying and selling process
  • French private client taxes (primarily capital gains tax and inheritance tax)
  • General French law advice that arises due to French property ownership (transfer on separation, specific property matters etc)
  • Advising on and preparing and registering powers of attorney
  • Advising in the administration of estates for lay executors, and where the firm is appointed as professional executor

Previous Experience:

  • Some experience of the areas of private client law noted above
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High quality educational and technical background
  • Self-motivated, self-confident and, over time, able to work with minimum supervision
  • Able to relate to clients at all levels and demonstrate excellent levels of client care
  • Good team player with collegial and collaborative approach
  • Have enthusiasm to join in with networking and business development
  • Commercial acumen and appreciation of financial fundamentals
  • Genuine desire to be involved in the future growth plans for the team and the firm as a whole

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong academic record
  • Confident
  • Excellent people/communication skills
  • Strong team working skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate