Head of Private Client

Realm Recruit
£60,000 - £70,000
Closing date
30 Apr 2021

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Practice area
Private client
7 years+
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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Private Client Solicitor to join one of Greater Manchester’s most reputable firms as a Head of Department. 

In this role, you’ll lead a close-knit specialist private client team and take your own diverse and interesting caseload on behalf of local and HNW clients.  

You’ll also oversee the management of the court of protection team and will be involved in business development activity and marketing in order to helping to grow both teams further.  

You’ll predominantly be office-based but will have the option of remote working. What’s more, the firm are open to considering part time (4 days a week) for the right candidate. 

Head of Private Client - Greater Manchester  The company & role 

    A down-to-earth, friendly firm with a family feel and a deep-rooted history 

    As Head of Department, you’ll oversee both the private client and Court of Protection teams and be actively involved in growing the firm’s offering in these areas 

    At the same time, you’ll be responsible for a varied private client caseload including wills, trusts, power of attorney and probate work 

    The firm are committed to the continually training and developing their staff and strongly encourage career progression 

    They won law firm of the year at the Manchester Legal Awards and have been awarded the Investors in People Gold accreditation  

    Commutable from Manchester, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, High Peak 

 Added extras and benefits 

    Excellent salary 

    23 days holiday plus the ability to purchase extra days 

    Contributory pension scheme 

    Death in service 

    Paid for car-parking 

    Performance-related annual bonus 

    Enhanced sick pay 

The ideal candidate 

    A Private Client Solicitor with 8+ years’ PQE 

    Will be able to autonomously run a varied private client caseload 

    May be STEP qualified, although this is not essential 

    Will have experience of managing or mentoring junior colleagues 

    Someone with an empathetic, calm and caring nature and excellent client care skills 

    An articulate and personal communicator who enjoys business development and networking 

How to apply for this Head of Private Client role  If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above. Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Kelly on 03300 245 606 or email kelly.reid@realmrecruit.com.  

Kelly is a principal consultant here at Realm and works exclusively within private client and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client solicitors with the right firms and roles for them. 

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Please note: any references to salary and/or experience in our adverts are intended as a guide only. 

Realm is committed to supporting disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Applicants are invited to contact Realm to identify any additional support they might require to enable them to make an application. 



At Realm Recruit, we believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.

Through our refreshing approach, underpinned by our five core values – to be refreshingly human, collaborative, niche, dynamic and consultative – we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms.

On a day-to-day basis, we work hard to deliver a personal and tailored recruitment service to the people we work with. We’re truly passionate about the people we work with and are committed to developing long-term mutually-beneficial relationships with both lawyers and law firms.

Each of our Consultants is ultra-specialist, working in a particular niche of the legal profession. We have specialists in all core legal practice areas. Their thorough understanding of the state of the market means that they are perfectly placed to advise those working in their specialist area.

Whether you’re a hiring manager looking for talented legal personnel or a lawyer looking for an exciting new challenge, we are ready to help you.

For an initial discussion regarding any of our vacancies or a discreet chat about your career, please get in touch with our friendly team on 03300 245 606 or email info@realmrecruit.com.

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