Didcot, Oxfordshire (GB)
UP to £40,000 per annum + access to bonus scheme + car parking permit
04 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
TW040119 Private Client Solicitor
Full Time
1-3 Years
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level


Job Title:      Private Client Specialist (Solicitor or CILEX)

Pqe:               Minimum 2 years+ in relevant work type (with scope to attract more senior candidates if available.) Any PQE indicated in this Job Description is intended for guidance only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

Salary:           Negotiable / commensurate with experience + access to bonus scheme dependent upon individual contribution

2% employer pension contributions (automatic enrolment for employees aged 22 and over).

25 days holiday + usual bank holidays pro-rated to contracted hours if not full time.

Parking permit.

Department: Private Client

Location:      Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11.

Work types: Broad spectrum of Private Client matters including: Wills and Probate, Court of Protection, Lasting and enduring powers of attorney, Tax and Trusts, Elderly client issues

Reports to:   Head of Private Client (Director)

Hours:           Full time / Monday – Friday

Start date:    To be discussed

We are looking for an ambitious Private Client lawyer to join an established practice with the aim to support and build upon senior solicitor’s work.  

Further objectives are to develop the profile of the Private Client department and to implement agreed initiatives by creating strong links within the local community and to win new privately funded work whilst growing the client base. 

Excellent long-term career development potential.

Slade Legal

Slade Legal is a highly-regarded, well established legal practice based in Oxfordshire. We are a multi-disciplinary firm with a thriving Private Client department providing a broad range of services. We offer a friendly, hard working environment and pride ourselves on recognising and rewarding good performance.

We currently have an exciting opening for a talented, experienced fee earner to join our team at Didcot. They will be expected to manage a varied caseload and will have the benefit of excellent in-house support and a collaborative team mentality.

The Role

To provide professional Private Client services and assist with all aspects of Private Client work.

The role reports to the head of department / senior Private Client solicitor based in Didcot and the hire is part of the firm’s succession planning.  With excellent long-term career development potential, the initial objective is to support and then build upon well regarded senior solicitor’s work.  Once familiar with our internal systems and procedures, the successful candidate will be encouraged to work with relative autonomy.

We value our staff and offer a comfortable, sustainable work environment and this role will suit an experienced Private Client lawyer looking to move to a firm where work life balance is a priority.

The candidate

If your specialism is in Private Client and you are looking to develop your skills and knowledge, we want to hear from you. The successful candidate may be either a fully qualified lawyer with at least two year’s recent PQE in Private Client work or a non-qualified legal professional with the equivalent relevant experience and expertise. They should demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Private Client work, good technical proficiency, strong attention to detail and at least two year’s current experience in dealing with Private Client work.

The candidate will carry their own caseload with relative autonomy; with scope to become STEP qualified if so desired.  Fee targets and related bonus scheme apply.

Applicants must be self-motivated, reliable and demonstrate a professional and conscientious approach to their work.



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