A04/06 - associate NQ, contentious trust and probate disputes, Putney

We are looking for an associate solicitor to join our well regarded (Legal 500 and Chambers HNW ranked) team.


Posted: 14/06/2023
Salary: Competitive
Location: Putney
Level: Associate
Deadline: 16/10/2023 
Hours: 35.00
Benefits: Available upon application
Job Type: Full Time

Specification overview

We are looking for an ambitious, professional candidate with excellent academics (ideally 2:1) to join our Private Client team in Putney. 

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. We would also expect them to develop and maintain excellent relationships with both clients and with other professionals.

The private client team at Russell-Cooke has a well established reputation and broad experience over the entire sector, including a group focussed on cross border issues.   This role is based in our Putney office.  Attendance at our other offices in London (Bedford Row) and Kingston will depend on client need.  We have an agile working policy which includes working from home for up to 40% of working time each month.

We handle varied and high quality work to include: 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 and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Our client base is extremely varied, including high net worth individuals and international clients. Russell-Cooke is a full service law firm and often legal advice is provided to clients by several teams within the firm. Russell-Cooke has a high reputation within the profession and is ofen instructed by other lawyers.

Russell-Cooke offers an excellent opportunity to join a stimulating work environment, working alongside friendly and supportive colleagues. The Private Client Team is client-focused in its approach and offers superb career development opportunities.

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) and your current salary.

Technical skills and expertise

Ideally you will:

  • Have 1 to 3 years’ experience working in a well-regarded contentious trusts and probate team and be enthused and committed to this area of work
  • Be well versed in providing a thoughtful, first class service to every client
  • Have strong analytical skills backed up by sound academics
  • Be used to working – and thinking – independently and creatively
  • Be able to manage your own caseload and prioritise work effectively
  • Enjoy working as part of a team with colleagues and clients alike

Your career development

Russell-Cooke’s lawyers are rounded professional advisers with strong commercial awareness and a commitment to exceeding client expectations. All our lawyers benefit from our cohort based career development programme. We understand the importance of building an internal network and have developed this excellent cohort programme to allow our lawyers to work together across practice areas and share their knowledge, experiences and networks.

At each stage of your career, and as you move through the cohorts, a bespoke training programme will be provided to support you with your development and progression.

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries, agile working and generous benefits. We maintain a busy programme of events for our thriving office communities. Our activities are as diverse as our work and our people.

We welcome direct applications. If you would like any further information about the firm please contact a member of the HR team.

We have a diverse workforce and aim to attract high calibre applicants that reflect the demography of our geographical location and client base. Individuals will be employed solely on merit and the requirement of the position. No applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender Identity or religion. Reasonable adjustments will be made to eliminate or reduce disadvantage.

Get in touch

If you have any questions that have not been answered on this page, or if you want a confidential chat about whether Russell-Cooke might be right for you, do get in touch.