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Private Client Solicitor / Head of Department

DJF Solicitors
£50,000 - £70,000 depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Practice area
Private client
Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years
Head of Legal, Solicitor
Private practice

Job Details

An expanding High Street Law Firm in North Bristol is seeking a dynamic and experienced Private Client Solicitor to head and assist in running its thriving department. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience (PQE) and at least 5 years of relevant experience in private client law. This role offers a mix of in-office and remote work, competitive salary, and benefits.

Position: Private Client Solicitor / Head of Department


  • North Bristol

Employment Type:

  • Full-time (4 days in office, 1 day remote)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Private Client Department.
  • Handle a caseload of private client matters including wills, probate, estate administration, trusts, and tax planning.
  • Provide high-quality legal advice to clients in a professional and timely manner.
  • Supervise and mentor junior solicitors and support staff within the department.
  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and firm standards.
  • Contribute to the firm’s business development and marketing efforts.


  • Qualification: Solicitor with a minimum of 3 years PQE.
  • Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in private client law.
  • Proven track record of managing a caseload independently.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in IT and case management systems.


  • Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 per annum, based on experience.
  • Bonus: Performance-based bonus scheme.
  • Holiday: 25 days annual leave per annum.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Flexible working arrangement (4 days in the office, 1 day remote).

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter detailing their suitability for the role.

Contact Information:

Join our expanding team and contribute to our continued success while enjoying a supportive and dynamic work environment. Apply today to take the next step in your legal career with us.



DJF Solicitors is a nationwide firm with offices in Bristol, London and around the Midlands.

Hoole & Co (established 1964) is our Bristol office which has thriving Conveyancing and Private Client departments.

At DJF Solicitors, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional legal services with a personal touch. Our firm’s ethos is rooted in a commitment to excellence, integrity, and community. Here at DJF Solicitors, we believe in building long-term relationships with our clients, offering bespoke legal solutions tailored to meet their unique needs.

Our Ethos

Client-Centered Approach

We place our clients at the heart of everything we do. Our approach is to listen attentively, understand thoroughly, and act decisively, ensuring that each client receives personalized and comprehensive legal support. We strive to make the legal process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Integrity and Trust

Trust is the cornerstone of our practice. We operate with the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethical behavior. Our clients can depend on us to provide honest, clear, and pragmatic legal advice, safeguarding their interests with the utmost professionalism.

Excellence in Legal Services

Excellence is not just a goal; it is our standard. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of legal expertise and staying abreast of the latest developments in law. Our team of skilled solicitors brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to every case, ensuring that our clients benefit from the best possible legal representation.

Community and Social Responsibility

We believe in giving back to the community that supports us. DJF Solicitors is actively involved in various local initiatives and charitable activities. We are committed to making a positive impact and contributing to the well-being of the North Bristol community.

Innovation and Adaptability

In a constantly evolving legal landscape, innovation and adaptability are crucial. We embrace new technologies and innovative practices to enhance our efficiency and service delivery. Our flexible working arrangements reflect our commitment to modern, forward-thinking approaches to legal practice.

Join Us at DJF Solicitors

Whether you are seeking legal advice or looking to join our team, DJF Solicitors offers a professional, supportive, and dynamic environment. We are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for our clients while fostering a culture of collaboration, respect, and continuous improvement.


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