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Private Client Legal Director

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£80000.00 - £95000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level, Partner
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Entrepreneurial in spirit, multi award winning and one of the UK's largest firms, positions like this do not present themselves often. This Top 50 international firm work with some of the country's most affluent HNW / UHNW individuals and they are looking to recruit in line with their strategic growth plans across the North-West.

The Firm

This reputable international law firm has gone from strength to strength throughout 2023 and 2024, continued growth into 2025 forecasted and beyond. With headcount growth at 10% YOY and ambitious plans to build on this, it is a genuinely exciting time to join the firm with significant scope to progress.

The firm attracts an exceptionally high calibre of clients from HNW individuals to multinational PLCs.

Well-known for their culture, you will be part of a close-knit team that arrange regular social events, and all have the same ambitious and motivated personalities. Their culture, combined with the quality of work, has given them one of the best retention rates in the country; on average, lawyers typically stay with the firm for 5+ years, whilst the industry average is around 2 - 3 years.

As a previous winner of Working Families' 'Best UK Employer for Flexible Working Award', the firm is happy to consider flexible working opportunities to help you balance your work and home life.

The Role

This is a unique opportunity for a Private Client Legal Director to join a growing top-50 International firm based in Manchester.

Working closely alongside respected Partners nationally, you will gain exposure to complex and engaging Private Client matters. The quality of work is exceptional and will allow you to further develop your technical ability.

In this role you will be the main Private Client Legal Director based in the Manchester office allowing you to put your stamp on a team and department. Housing many existing associates and senior associates, the opportunity presents itself to come into the team as a senior leader.

The team deals with HNW / UHNW individuals, celebrities and business leaders nationally. They cover the entire spectrum of private client matters including wills, estate management, tax matters, non-domicile cases and international work.

You will have a significant amount of support from the wider network of partners across the 4/5 national offices.


  • You will be a Private Client Legal Director with roughly 6+ years of PQE
  • Comfortable building relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Be an ambitious individual looking for an opportunity to progress your career at one of Manchester's leading law firms


  • Salary is competitive around market rate, which will be dependent on experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This is a rare opportunity to join a Top 30 International Law firm for a Private Client Legal Director

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


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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