Probate Executive

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    City of London, London

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    Catherine Knowles

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    3 months ago

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Multi-award winning central London

Multi-award winning central London, international law firm repeatedly named in the global top 50 seek an exceptional Senior Probate legal Executive for the Private Client Department to join their globally reputed high performance team working out of a state of the art central London office.

My client is seeking an individual with significant experience in the administration of estates, to work initially alongside two very experienced Chartered Legal Executives in the Estate Administration section of the Private Client Department, but specifically as successor to the work of the senior member of the section.

Duties and Responsibilities
You will need to be able to manage a busy workload of probate and administration work, consisting of very complex and high value estates, and specifically the following duties and responsibilities: Co-ordinating the collection of assets and identification of liabilities, dealing with third parties such as banks, accountants, valuers and financial institutions to obtain date of death valuations via correspondence/telephone calls as required; Preparing witness statements for executors and administrators for the Court and estate and trust inheritance tax returns for }IMRC, and filing applications for grants; Preparing and filing supplementary inheritance tax forms and applications for relief, and negotiating valuations and tax computations with }IMRC; Reporting estate income and capital gains to }IMRC, and preparing statements of income for beneficiaries; Preparing and maintaining estate accounts; and Dealing with the distribution of funds to beneficiaries in the appropriate manner.

This is an opportunity to join one of the highest rated Private Client teams in the UK, working with a number of individuals extremely well rated in both the legal 500 and the Chambers UK as leaders in their field. The firm are offering an extremely competitive remuneration package as well as a comprehensive bonus structure as expected from a top central London firm.

For more information please apply as directed or contact Catherine Knowles at Search legal directly on 0203 151 2151 or alternatively email

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