Vacancies

Associate

Term: Permanent
Department: International Private Client

Location: Jersey

Service: International Private Client

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Purpose of the job

To work as part of the team providing a full range of services to the clients of Bedell Cristin. This will entail supporting the partner(s), working alongside more senior associates and taking principal responsibility as appropriate for matters relating to the provision of specialist trust, foundation and related corporate law advice to individuals and institutional clients, estate planning and wills advice (including applications for clients for grants of probate, Letters of Administration), regulatory advice as well as advice in respect of employee incentive structures.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate client work as delegated by the partners

  • Deliver excellent quality, timely and professional client service.

  • Liaising with clients and providing legal advice as delegated by the partners

  • Performing legal research and analysis.

  • Checking legal forms/documents for accuracy.

  • Preparing reports and correspondence.

  • Drafting a range of legal documents.

  • Maintaining system based filing systems and managing paperwork (bibles) to ensure all documents are stored appropriately.

  • Take personal responsibility for achieving target hours, proactively manage billings and debtors and record time in a consistent way.

  • Working with junior members of the team, including paralegals, trainees and secretarial support staff to help them achieve their development goals

  • Promote and strengthen the Bedell brand.

  • Within the overall strategy, contribute as required to the development and implementation of the firm's business development plans, with the aim of attracting more work from existing clients and developing new client relationships.

  • Support new ventures, identify cross selling opportunities and seek ways to develop our services.

  • Take responsibility for a range of non-chargeable activities to build the firm's know-how and external reputation through seminars/writing of articles/presentations etc.

  • Help to motivate, manage and develop support staff in the team.

  • Working with colleagues from other teams and offices on multi-disciplinary and international projects.

  • Work flexibility getting involved in and learning about all work streams within the practice.

  • Taking responsibility for a wide range of tasks/projects as required by the lawyers/partners in the group.

  • Adhering to all policies, procedures and regulations as required.

Qualifications

  • UK/Jersey/Commonwealth legal qualification with between 0 and 2 years PQE.

Knowledge/skills/experience

  • Knowledge and experience of private client, related corporate, regulatory and/or employee incentive structures

  • Experience of working in an offshore jurisdiction would be beneficial but not essential

  • Knowledge of or a desire to learn about Jersey offshore law

  • Strong technical ability

  • Business development experience and/or motivation to assist with business development

  • The ability to prioritise and manage time effectively

Competencies

We would like you to have:

  • The ability to communicate effectively with peers, staff and clients.

  • A client centric approach.

  • Strong self-motivation and drive.

  • A solution driven attitude to problems.

  • The ability to instil confidence in partners, peers and clients.

  • A positive and optimistic attitude.

  • The ability to work collegiately and be an effective team player.

  • Sound judgement and strong commercial awareness.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Behave in a manner in keeping with our core culture and values.

  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

  • Commit to fulfilling any personal CPD requirements and continually developing your skills and knowledge.

 

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