Salaried Partner - Private Client/Probate Solicitor - 10 years PQE

Due to the expansion of our Private Client/Probate department, we are looking for an experienced 10 years PQE Probate/Private Client Solicitor.  This opportunity is to become a partner within the business as an experienced Solicitor within the field of Private Client/Probate.

£OTE, West Sussex

Roles and Responsibilities

Managing a varied caseload of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Tax/Care fee planning, Probate and all associated matters through to conclusion, including both grant only and estate administration with a mix of complex and straight forward cases.  Working autonomously to proactively take on areas of file handling with minimum supervision.

Always Providing excellent client care.

Solicitor/ FCILEX / TEP or equivalent vocational experience in legal services with at least 10 years’ experience managing estate administration cases.

Knowledge of private client work and a willingness to proactively develop technical expertise and keep up to date with legal developments.

  • Strong communication skills
  • Administering complex, taxable estates in accordance with the relevant laws and in a timely manner
  • Communicating and maintaining a relationship with clients and associates via letter, email and telephone
  • Collecting relevant financial information to submit the probate application
  • Liaising with probate registry and HM Revenue & Customs
  • Collection or transfer of assets to the beneficiaries
  • Handling the transfer or sale of the deceased property, to include liaising with estate agents, solicitors, and executors
  • Completing and submitting relevant income tax returns
  • Reconciling Executor accounts
  • Drafting and completing estate accounts, reconciled to the Executor account
  • Obtaining Executor approval of estate accounts
  • Completing adequate searches in order to settle the estate upon completion of the administration
  • Ensuring deadlines are being met on own files and files within team
  • Ensuring policies and procedures are being followed


25 Days Annual Leave, Birthday Day off, Eyecare scheme, Christmas shutdown, Long Service Awards.

Please email our HR team with a covering letter and your CV to

GWCA Solicitors provide legal services for individuals and businesses, with offices in Arundel, Broadwater, Goring, Hove, Lancing Rustington, Steyning and Worthing.

We take pride in always offering a professional service.