Associate Director – Private Client – Lichfield Office

Who are we:

  • Ansons Solicitors are looking for an experienced Associate Director to join our Legal 500 ranked team in North Birmingham.
  • We offer advice on the following areas of Private Client law: Capital Tax planning including advising on the most appropriate structures via Wills, Trusts & Family Investment Companies, the creation and administration of Trusts including tax compliance, accounting services and professional Trusteeships, administration of estates (simple to complex), Lasting Powers of Attorney and  Court of Protection work, the creation and administration of Charitable Foundations  and personal tax advice and compliance. Our clients’ profiles consist of family business owners, landed estates, newly acquired wealth, private individuals with inherited wealth and their families and Trustees of substantial trusts.
  • The team undertake high quality, high profile and complex work – there is opportunity to help shape the direction of the team moving forwards and supervision of an experienced team of lawyers will be a considerable element to the role.
  • The work involves dealing with all aspects of private client law.


What you’ll do:

  • To provide a high-quality private client advice to all clients
  • To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals
  • As a senior member of the team, you will supervise and mentor a team of Solicitors.
  • Participate in the growth and development of the department / firm by attracting additional business from new and existing clients
  • Legal research to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures
  • Supporting internal procedures and systems including file / case management and time recording
  • To be able to demonstrate that technical expertise and competence across a sufficiently wide area
  • Willing and able to work without significant supervision
  • The flexibility to work outside normal office hours may be required from time-to-time


Your profile:

  • Solicitor or FCILEx with a minimum of 7+ years PQE
  • You will have a good solid background in all areas of private client work – including the production of Trust and Estate Accounts and Tax Returns.
  • You will have developed a particular strength and reputation in your work area demonstrating technical excellence but equally important, commercially aware with strong business development skills.
  • You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You will be a self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also willing to work closely with other team members at all levels
  • You will have a demonstrable track record of managing assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner with excellent attention to detail
  • You must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure
  • We expect you to be able to use your initiative, and be a forward-planner, anticipating the needs of your clients and colleagues wherever possible.
  • You may already be STEP qualified or currently studying for it. If not, we can support you in working towards qualification and membership.


How we work:

  • We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.
  • We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.
  • We have hubs in Cannock, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield.
  • We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves,  how and where you work is less important to us than outputs.
  • The firm adopts a non-target culture focused on team not individual KPIs.


Application method:

Application form or Letter and CV (not more than 2 sides of A4) to

No Agencies.