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Head of Private Client / Partner - Boutique Firm - No Billable Targets

QED Legal
£50000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client, Personal tax/trusts, Wills & Probate

Job Details

Fantastic opportunity for a Senior Private Client Solicitor to join this boutique firm based in Lancashire. You will be fronting an excellent private client team with a tremendous client base and will be dealing with a HNW client base from across the county and North West.
  • Hybrid Working (2:3 Split)
  • Quality Client Base
  • Leadership Role
  • No Billings / KPI Targets

You will ideally be a Solicitor with at least 8 Years' PQE+ and have experience of providing top quality private client advice. Whilst the department is only small in terms of headcount, they have a tremendous reputation and a strong client base. Ideally you will have gained good experience of working at a strong city or regional L500 firm. The opportunity for Partnership will be available for the right candidate. 

This firm are a commercial Legal 500 practice, so many of the clients you will be dealing with will have high value assets and are High Net Worth clients. Work is regularly referred on by the commercial teams and has reached the point where they need to a key figurehead to lead the Private Client team. This is a forward thinking practice and you will benefit from a collegiate environment with no KPI's or billing targets. 

The work in place will be varied but will consist of wills & probate matters, lasting powers of attorneys, non-contentious trust & probate issues, estate administration and tax matters. The role will also see you work with an experienced team of consultants and help plan the growth of the team, whilst also ensuring new sources of work & existing clients are maintained. 

Salary for this role will exceed £80,000+ plus a fantastic benefits scheme in place with a and a tremendous work/life balance. Please contact Nick Skelly at QED Legal for further information on this role.


As a recruiter you have to network and speak to large amounts of people and lots of law firms to really understand the market and have the connections to match people with opportunity quickly when the time arises. A good recruiter needs to be Quick, Excellent and Dynamic in everything that they do. Allow the team at QED to demonstrate what they can do for your career.

• Partner moves – both full equity and fixed share equity
• Team moves
• Firm Mergers / Bolt-on’s
• Succession / retirement planning
• In House Counsel
• Patent / Trademark Attorneys
• Other jurisdictions – placing lawyers into and from other countries
• Professional Support Lawyers
• Associate moves – focusing not just on team and culture fit but also client and work quality and room for future advancement.
• Assistant moves – lawyers cannot afford to make mistakes with their career moves. In the crucial early years exposure to the correct mentor and clients is essential.
• Legal professionals – FILEX, MILEX, ILEX, Licenced Conveyancers, paralegals, legal assistants and fee earners
• Support services - practice managers, COLP / COFA – regulatory and compliance, office managers, IT developers, case management specialists, law costs draftsmen and negotiators, legal secretaries, legal cashiers

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