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Associate/Senior Associate, Asset Protection (0093)

At Morton Fraser MacRoberts we are a new style of law firm, independent by choice and a place where we make our own decisions and our people can have their own say. Our culture empowers all of our people to be the best they can be.

You'll get responsibility early on and the support to make great things happen. And because we understand that hard work comes from people who are empowered to be at their best more of the time, we offer an agile working environment.

We are charting our way to become the best in our field, so if you share our ambition, come chart your best course with us.


Summary of Role

To deliver an excellent client focused legal service, in all areas of tax and succession planning covered by the private client team.  To include providing clear advice on Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax, on the preparation of wills; on wider estate planning; Powers of Attorney; complex executry administration and on the creation and administration of trusts.


We are happy to consider candidates looking for a part-time position.


Key Tasks

  • Advising clients on matters relating to Wills, tax and estate planning, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and complex executries.
  • Drafting legal documents in connection with all of these matters.
  • Providing technical advice to clients on succession and tax planning.
  • Managing own caseload effectively while working closely alongside Partners, and as part of a large team.
  • Contributing constructively to the success of the division.
  • Supporting the Firm's marketing initiatives and identifying and maximising opportunities to sell the services of the Firm.
  • Delivering technical training as required within the division.


Qualifications and Experience 

  • 5 years+ PQE.
  • Proven track record in delivering technical advice to clients in a clear and succinct manner.
  • You can take responsibility for your own clients (primary point of contact) and manage those cases with reference to the partner where appropriate.
  • You are pro-active in the financial control of all your own  matters, including accurate time recording and prompt feeing.


Person Specification

  • You have excellent communication skills, you are articulate, you communicate clearly, concisely and without any jargon.
  • You enjoy working within a team and autonomously on your own initiative.
  • You are personable and good at building and developing client relationships.
  • You are confident and you have a strong belief in yourself and your own ability.
  • You are committed to providing a good client experience and willing to put in extra time and effort when required.


Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

Here at Morton Fraser MacRoberts we believe in a positive work life balance and in an inclusive and friendly working environment.

We offer a generous benefits package including:

  • Profit Related Pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance for all employees (BUPA)
  • Holidays starting at 25 days plus 9 public holidays (plus birthday off)
  • Tax Efficient Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Access to Comprehensive Wellbeing resources
  • Retail Discounts

We operate our business on an agile basis reflecting the needs of our clients and our people to deliver outstanding client service.  We will agree a suitable office/homeworking arrangement with all candidates.

As signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant, we recognise the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. Please ensure you include any military skills and qualifications you hold when applying for a vacancy with us to ensure they are recognised during our recruitment and selection process.


  • Salary:
    £55,000 to £70,000 depending on experience
  • Division:
    Private Client
  • Department:
    Asset Protection
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Location:
    Edinburgh or Glasgow
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