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Head of Private Client & Court of Protection

Realm Recruit
Greater Manchester
up to £85,000
Closing date
1 Jun 2021

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Practice area
Private client
7 years+
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One of Greater Manchester’s most reputable firms is looking for an experienced Private Client or Court of Protection Solicitor to join them as Head of Department. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious lawyer looking to take the next step up in their career. 

In this role, you will oversee the Court of Protection and Private Client teams and be actively involved in business development and networking to help grow both departments. You will also handle your own interesting and varied caseload of matters. 

You will be able to split your time between working from home and in the office, so this is a great opportunity if you are looking for more flexibility. The firm are also open to considering part time (4 days a week) for this position.

What's more, they have a long-standing tradition of promoting from within and there is the potential for Partnership for the right candidate. 

Head of Private Client & Court of Protection - Greater Manchester 

The company & role 

  • A down-to-earth, multi-service firm with a deep-rooted history of serving client within the local community 
  • You will manage the Court of Protection and Private client teams and be involved in business development activity and networking
  • You will also handle your own mixed private client caseload 
  • The firm are committed to continually training and developing their staff 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 

  • 23 days holiday plus the ability to purchase extra days 
  • Home working
  • Part time (optional)
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Death in service 
  • Paid for car-parking 
  • Performance-related annual bonus 
  • Enhanced sick pay 

The ideal candidate 

  • A technically strong Private Client or Court of Protection Solicitor with 8+ years’ PQE 
  • Will be a confident networker 
  • Will have experience supervising junior solicitors and legal executives 
  • May be STEP qualified
  • Will have an empathetic, personable, calm and caring nature  
  • Will have a down-to-earth attitude and excellent client care and communication skills 

How to apply for this Head of Private Client & Court of Protection 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 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. 

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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

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