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Private client law entails areas such as wealth management, business succession planning, income tax, capital gains tax, and inheritance tax. Private clients can be individuals, families, and non-profit organisations or charities. The scope of work in this practice area ranges from providing legal guidance and advice on estate management, investment, and taxation matters to drafting wills and other documents.

The private client law jobs are private client lawyers, private client solicitors, private client fee earners, private client legal assistants, private client paralegals, private client legal secretaries, and private client legal executives. The qualification requirements for private client lawyer and solicitor jobs are having a law degree with 2-5 years of PQE in handling private client matters.

The average per annum income for private client lawyer jobs and private client solicitor, legal secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal vacancies varies depending on the kind of position, experience/expertise required, job responsibilities, and the employer. Overall, the private client law workers make good money. They are offered competitive remuneration packages with benefits like paid holidays, a bonus scheme, and more.

Lawyers, solicitors, paralegals, and legal assistants can make a bright career in this practice area if they have an interest and inclination to excel in it. Most private client law jobs have performance objectives and rewards. Working on diverse matters such as probate, estates management, and administration will hone the advisory and other skills making a position more promising.

Currently, there are plenty of private client locum jobs in the UK. As long as individuals, families, and organisations need legal advice and assistance regarding estates and funds management, administration, and taxation there is likely to be a demand for private client law roles. Sign into Simply Law Jobs for getting notified about the positions matching your work experience!


What are Private Client Law Jobs Like 

The private client legal jobs are private client lawyers, private client solicitors, private client legal assistants, private client paralegals, private client legal secretaries, and private client fee earners. Eligibility criteria for private client lawyers and solicitors are being a qualified lawyer or solicitor with PQE in handling a wide range of private client matters. Some positions may require exposure to high-quality diverse private client work so extensive knowledge of this area of law is essential. Locum private client solicitors ought to be commercially minded with strong client-care skills.  Private client paralegals need to have a proper degree with a minimum of 6 months of experience working in a similar role. 

Private Client Law Jobs’ Responsibilities 

Private client solicitors manage a caseload of private client matters that include estate planning, probate, taxation, inheritance tax planning, wills, and trusts. They progress the files from the start to completion. They keep updated about the latest developments in the law and share and interpret them. They provide advice on the clients across different areas and amend/draft documents. Advising on complex wills, probate, trusts, and lasting powers of attorney is also in the private client solicitor job description.  Private client paralegals handle estate administration work, distribution of estates, applications for probate, inheritance tax returns, and grants of representation. They liaise with the private property team and prepare income tax returns. 

Skills Required for Building Private Client Law Careers

Stellar communication skills both verbal and written and attention to detail are the essential attributes that lawyers, solicitors, paralegals, and legal assistants aspiring to work in private client law ought to have. Discretion and a high level of EQ with the ability to empathise and understand the clients are important for private client lawyers and solicitors. Sound organisation skills are needed for private client law jobs to effectively manage a caseload of different matters. Good numeracy and drafting skills will help with preparing taxation and other documents. Make your job application attention-grabbing with an easy-to-review professional profile. Build it quickly with Simply Law Jobs!