Trusts and Estate Planning Solicitor - PJ264

Location:
Nelson, New Zealand
Salary:
Competitive
Expiry date:
14/06/2019
Reference no:
PJ264

Hamish.Fletcher Lawyers is hiring a solicitor with experience advising clients on trusts, estate planning, wills and estate administration. The successful candidate will have five years' or more PQE, ideally be STEP-qualified, have a solid foundation and understanding of trust law, a practical knowledge of trust administration best practice and be confident dealing with a myriad of routine, complex and contentious trust issues.  
The position may have particular appeal for a New Zealand qualified solicitor who has been working off-shore and is considering returning home.  However, all enquiries are welcome.

About the Role

  • You will have 5 years+ PQE and ideally you will be STEP qualified.
  • You will have experience advising clients on trusts, estate planning, wills and estate administration and a commercial approach to file management, client care, etc.
  • You will have a solid foundation and understanding of trust law, a practical knowledge of trust administration best practice and be confident dealing with a myriad of routine, complex and contentious trust issues.
  • You will be confident advising clients on appropriate asset ownership structures for estate planning and succession purposes as well as advising on and drafting simple and complex wills and enduring powers of attorney.
  • You will ideally have a good understanding of the interplay between relationship property law, trust law and general succession law as the role requires consideration of issues arising in all of these areas.
  • You must enjoy working closely in a collaborative team environment and have a positive attitude.


About our Trusts and Estate Planning team
We are a collaborative and supportive team and will be very willing to provide training to assist a capable applicant to learn the ropes and our best practice.

We have 700-800 Trusts, nearly all New Zealand “family” discretionary Trusts although some do have offshore components.  We provide corporate trustees to clients and run a very proactive and thorough trust administrative service.

We have two senior lawyers, both with off-shore experience and STEP qualified, one legal executive and a dedicated trust manager/ legal executive in our team.

About Hamish.Fletcher Lawyers
HFL provides a range of law-based solutions for our clients. The long-term view is to build a business that is well respected for the calibre of our people and our client-focussed approach.

Building on the full range of legal services clients would expect from a leading law practice, the firm has added specialist expertise in our Commercial, Trust/Estate Planning and Litigation. This ensures we have the fire-power to obtain the best possible outcomes for our clients.

A foundation for growth has been laid over the last couple of years through investment in the capacity and capability of the team. The aim is to build a workplace that supports staff to do their best work; an environment built around the needs of staff and the requirements of a growing business.


About Nelson
Nelson is a city located on the coast at the top of the South Island.  It has a mediterranean-style climate with many established vineyards and orchards.  It usually boasts the highest annual sunshine hours in the country.  It is central to many superb recreational localities – the Marlborough Sounds, the Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks, beaches, mountains and cycle trails.

Nelson has a reputation as a centre for the arts.  It has a very well-regarded School of Music which attracts may international performance artists.  Every year the city hosts a range of festivals – art, film and music.

Hours of work & Benefits
This position is based at our Nelson office.  It is a full-time position.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
 
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally and without discrimination.
 

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