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Head of Private Client

Realm Recruit
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date
13 Dec 2021

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Practice area
Private client
Contract type
Full time
7 years+, Partner
Practice manager, Solicitor
Private practice
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Job Details

An established law firm with a first-class reputation in Leeds is looking for an experienced Private Client Solicitor to join them as Head of Department. 

In this role, you’ll handle an existing full caseload of high-net-worth matters and be actively involved in working to grow the private client team. 

This is the perfect opportunity for a Partner, someone already working in a Head of Department capacity or a Private Client Lawyer looking to take the step in their career. 

Head of Private Client – North Leeds  

The company & role 

  • A family-friendly full-service law firm with a fantastic reputation 
  • You’ll lead a down-to-earth and friendly private client team and handle a varied and interesting caseload of high-net-worth work 
  • You’ll also supervise a newly qualified solicitor  
  • You will be actively involved in business development and networking locally to grow the team’s presence across Leeds and North Yorkshire 
  • Commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Huddersfield

 Added extras and benefits 

  • Home-working 
  • High-quality work 
  • Excellent team culture 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Private Client Solicitor or Partner with 8+ years’ PQE 
  • Will be able to autonomously run a varied private client caseload 
  • Will 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 is a Principal Consultant at Realm and works exclusively within private client, contentious probate and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes across the North West and Yorkshire, 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

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