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9 months ago
Bydand Recruitment Services Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Company benefits: Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4
Contact: Tony Seymour
Sector: Private Client, Asset Management, Wills and Probate
Category: Associate Jobs, Fee Earner Jobs, Lawyer Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Private Client Solicitor Manchester – Wills / Trusts / Probate / Powers of Attorney – NQ-3 PQE


Private Client Solicitor / Junior Associate – A private client solicitor or Associate with approximately 0-3 PQE or above is currently sought by this leading regional firm. Our client is a full-service law firm with a particularly strong private client department which advises a range of clients (including high net worth individuals) on a full spectrum of private client matters including probate, wills and trusts as well as tax implications.


  • Job title: Private Client Solicitor / Associate
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (DoE)
  • Reports to: Partner – Head of Private Client
  • Previous Experience: Applicants will be expected to demonstrate around 0-3 years PQE in wills, probate and trusts work. The team also advises successful high net worth individuals especially those with owner-managed family businesses on issues such as progression planning. NQs are being actively considered.


This is a niche, specialist team operating within a leading national commercial firm. The Manchester office is looking to hire an junior associate with anything from 0-3 PQE or more. Ideal candidates will have already gained a good grounding in Private Client work as well as having a real passion for this area of law.

The team is relatively small and ‘collegiate’. What sets this team apart is that they work very closely with the high net worth corporate and commercial clients of the firm as well as having as well as attracting their own work. In this sense, the team does not operate in a vacuum, but aims to provide a seamless offering to an enviable client base.

Indeed, they provide private client advice to some of the top business people in the North West as well as further afield.  


Bright, technical and enthusiastic lawyers with a keen eye for detail and a genuine emphasis on client service. Candidates will be expected to have gained experience in most areas of private client work, such as wills and probate, drafting lasting Powers of Attorney as well as dealing with the administration of trusts and estates.

The team is involved in advising on a considerable amount of complex and high value estate planning work as well as succession planning, as noted above. Applicants need to demonstrate a strong understanding of legal concepts, whilst also showing their ability to give sound commercial advice.

Given the range of clients, candidates must also be adept at advising clients and tailoring their advice to the individual need. No two instructions are ever the same.


Despite its size, relative to the other corporate and commercial teams, this is a highly lucrative team with a vast network and huge potential for referrals and business development. The firm wishes to attract not just technical talent, but also lawyers who are commercially aware and understand the importance of adding value where possible.


The salary package on offer is designed to attract the best candidates. Furthermore, the team has an excellent record in staff retention and recognising and promoting ability. If you are a Private Client lawyer with a passion for this area of law and looking to join a dynamic and interesting team, advising on a range of top quality work, then you should strongly consider applying to find out more.

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