Private Client Team Leader

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Salary To Negotiation
Closing date
27 May 2021

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Private Client Solicitor/Legal Executive , Bristol

This is a superb opportunity to join a Top 200 UK Law firm who are looking to make an appointment at Team Leader level.

You will be highly motivated by this area of law and will relish the opportunity to lead a high performing team with a well known firm. As well as having your own caseload , which will involve complex and high value work, you will also mentor and supervise other team members.

You could have any level of post qualification experience and you must have supervisory skills.

The successful candidate will be personable, self-motivated, adaptable and have experience of all aspects of non-contentious Private Client work.

Previous people management experience in a Private Client department is also required. As the position is responsible for managing and supervising team members, alongside running a caseload, being well organised with the ability to prioritise workloads and having excellent communications skills is essential.

The successful candidate potentially only needs to work in the office for one day per week. If you wished to work in the office full time though that would be possible also.


Advising clients on all aspects of Private Client matters including, but not limited to:

Wills including providing appropriate tax and estate planning advice;
Administering estates including taxable and non-taxable estates and applying appropriate tax reliefs and providing advice regarding post-death planning;
The creation and registration (where appropriate) of different Powers of Attorney;
Deputyships, the Court of Protection including applications for appointment and Deputyship accounts;
The creation and administration of lifetime trusts including Compensation Protection Trusts;
Day to day management and supervision of the team including supporting and assisting colleagues as and when required;
Budget management for the Group.

Skills/Competencies required:

Self-sufficient but also having the necessary qualities to work as part of a team whilst leading it,
Extensive tax and trusts knowledge and expertise;
Extensive non-contentious Private Client knowledge;
Excellent people management skills and experience of successfully managing a team;
Proven ability to manage, motivate, develop and maintain team performance;
Excellent organisational skills;
Excellent communication skills;
A proactive approach to your work and a willingness and ability to use your own initiative;
Ability to use managerial reports to ensure the group achieve set targets;
Ability to work to deadlines;
Ability to remain calm under pressure;
Ambitious and keen to take on new challenges and projects if required.



Up to date knowledge of Court processes for obtaining a variety of Deputyship Orders and familiarity with the Mental Capacity Act 2005;
Previous management experience in a Private Client department.


Experience in dealing with contentious probate matters, at least at the early stages;
Experience in dealing with contentious Court of Protection matters;
Up to date welfare benefits knowledge.

You'll receive a wide range of company benefits, including a highly competitive salary and 25 days holidays excluding bank holidays.


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Find Us
0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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