Head of Private Client

England, Greater Manchester, City Of Manchester
£55000 - £65000 per annum
31 Mar 2021
28 Apr 2021
Ray Birkett
Full Time
7+ Years
Experience Level
Senior Level

This innovative, entrepreneurial law firm is on an exciting growth path and has plans to build on its existing national presence. You will lead a talented team of Lawyers and work closely with the Partners across Private Client nationwide to develop strategies and drive the firm's growth forward.

The Firm:

This Top 100 law firm are steeped in history and now have eight offices across the UK. Despite their national presence, the firm has retained a local approach and offers a high level of client service that truly makes them stand out from the crowd.

The key to the firm's success comes down to the talented individuals in the team; the firm nurtures and develops legal talent, which is well demonstrated by the number of homegrown partners that they house. You will find a powerful leadership team; there is very much an open-door policy. Partners are accessible and are always on hand to mentor their respective teams. It is common to find junior Lawyers seated side by side with Partners. Everyone has a voice; this genuinely collaborative culture continues to give the firm a high level of success.

The firm has invested heavily in technology; many of its systems are cutting edge. They have also recently introduced AI; this has allowed them to streamline the way fee earners work, making individuals much more efficient and allowing them to spend more time focussing on client care, service delivery and going above and beyond to exceed client expectations.

You will find an exceptional work/life balance, with home working commonplace and hours that can be flexible around your lifestyle.

The Role:

This is a stand-out opportunity for a Private Client Solicitor to join this well-regarded Private Client department as Head of Private Client in Manchester.

The team handles a broad range of Private Client matters, including wills, trusts, probate, LPA, and Court of Protection. You will lead a team of highly skilled Private Client Lawyers, working closely with them to develop and grow their confidence and ability, and increase performance.

You will also be involved in developing the practice further, being an active voice in the Private Client market and building a brand to generate new work. You will receive significant support from the Partners and will have a clear progression path, with Partnership on the cards in a short period.


  • You will be a Private Client Solicitor with at least 8 years' experience (there is no upper limit in regards to the amount of experience)
  • You will have a strong background in all aspects of Private Client, including wills, trusts, probate, LPoAs, and Court of Protection.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with both clients and colleagues
  • Able to undertake marketing and business development in order to contribute to profitability
  • Confident leading a team, previous experience is essential

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for a Private Client Solicitor to head up a highly successful Private Client team at a leading national law firm. The salary is competitive and negotiable on experience, with a lucrative bonus and attractive benefits package.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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