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Russell-Cooke Solicitors | Associate Solicitor in Private Client

15th November 2023
Russell-Cooke Solicitors

Russell-Cooke Solicitors are looking for an ambitious, professional candidate, 3-6 years PQE, with excellent academics (ideally 2:1) to join their Private Client team in Kingston.


Job Description


They should be highly motivated and demonstrate experience of a wide range of private client work, with a keen desire to develop their knowledge and practice, including professional private client focused qualifications.

The Private Client team at Russell-Cooke is highly regarded, has a well established reputation and broad experience over the entire sector. This role is based in their Kingston office. Attendance at their other offices in London (Bedford Row) and Putney will depend on client need.

They handle varied and high quality work for high net worth individuals, international clients, as well as UK based clients. The work includes:

  • Advising on and drafting wills
  • Estate and inheritance tax planning advice
  • The administration of estates of varying degrees of complexity
  • The creation, administration and taxation of trusts
  • Cross-border advice
  • Inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax advice in relation to trusts and estates
  • Advising on mental capacity issues
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney.

The Cross-Border group has an excellent reputation for advising on and assisting with the resolution of tensions between laws of different jurisdictions. In particular, Russell-Cooke Solicitors provide estate planning advice to clients with assets in more than one jurisdiction, advise on domicile and assist with the administration of estates with an international dimension.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of a range of private client work and is likely to have had broad experience in estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. It is also essential for the candidate to be able to demonstrate an eagerness to learn and they can develop and maintain excellent relationships with both clients and with other professionals

Please include the following information when making your application:

  • Your current location
  • Why you have chosen to apply to Russell-Cooke
  • Why you are leaving your current employment (if applicable)
  • Your current salary.


Main Duties:


  • Conduct of own caseload under line management of supervising partner
  • Business development to include networking, article writing, cross-departmental relationship building, developing referrer relationships such as Accountants, Wealth managers etc
  • Excellent financial management including time recording and billing to reach annual targets.
  • Participation in firm wide cohort and other events




Salary is competitive.



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