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Private Client Solicitor / FILEX

Klein Hamilton Legal & Finance Recruitment
Competitive, DoE
Closing date
15 Jun 2021

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Practice area
Private client
3 years
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Private Client Solicitor, FILEX, Wills, Probate, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Permanent, Sunderland

Private Client Solicitor / FILEX is required to assist in a busy, well-established multi-service Law Firm, based in their Sunderland office.

You will be a Wills & Probate Solicitor / Legal Executive with at least 3 years PQE of managing your own caseload. This is an exciting opportunity for a Private Client Solicitor looking for personal and career development opportunities in a modern & dynamic Firm.

The Role & Responsibilities.

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for running a varied private client caseload.
  • The Caseload will include, but not be limited to: the drafting of Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney, dealing with both simple and complex estates sometimes involving Inheritance Tax & Probate.
  • Some experience of Court of Protection work and Trusts would be an advantage.
  • You will be dealing with a file from taking initial instructions through to completion so will need to be confident in working independently and efficiently.
  • You should be able to hit the ground running from day one with support and supervision of course. 
  • STEP membership would be an advantage, as is previous experience of business development, but these qualities are not essential.
  • Ensuring that all client work is progressed in a timely manner and that clients are regularly informed on progress and on costs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills as well as high standards of client care are a must.

Skills and Experience:


  • Excellent customer service attitude and communication skills.
  • You need to be meticulous and have a high attention to detail.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ PQE preferred.
  • Whilst training will be given an ability to work unsupervised, on your own initiative, as well as enjoy working as part of a team would be required.

Vacancy Information:



  • Location: Sunderland office
  • Salary range: Competitive, Dependant on Experience
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Experience: minimum 3 years’ PQE
  • Job Section: Private Practice
  • Working Hours: Full time role, Part time hours considered
  • Reference: AT288
  • Contact: Alex Thompson

About Klein Hamilton Recruitment

Klein Hamilton are Legal & IT Securities specialist Recruiters, working with magic circle, silver circle, blue chip, fintech and dynamic SME businesses, who trust us in finding them the best talent. You can apply for our vacancies in confidence.  We are a regulated employment agency and will discuss this vacancy with you and gain your permission prior to submission of application directly to the decision maker.

Private Client Solicitor, FILEX, Wills, Probate, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Permanent, Sunderland





Klein Hamilton Legal & Finance Recruitment are a Specialist Legal & Finance Recruitment Consultancy working with Magic Circle, Silver Circle, Legal 500 and Dynamic SME law firms with a pedigree in strategically providing the right match for both Candidate and Client.  We are Accredited by the British Institute of Recruiters ensuring we promote an ethical recruitment experience.

Our stats speak for themselves:  Candidate Satisfaction Average (9.5/10), CV to interview ratio (2:1), Client Satisfaction Average (9.1/10), Placement ratio (3:1)

Our sole focus is towards Legal based opportunities countrywide, resulting in providing you with sound strategic advice based on current market movement within all legal disciplines, considering company cultures and individual career goals. Call one of our accredited Consultants now for a confidential conversation regarding your next career move.

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