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Private Client Principal Associate

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  • Hybrid working – spend half the week at home
  • Tier 1 Legal 500 national team
  • Fantastic pay plus a generous team bonus
  • Part-time (4 days) will be considered

Our client, a full-service national law firm is seeking a Private Client Solicitor with at least eight years PQE to join its Tier 1 Legal 500 private wealth disputes team.

Not only does this role come with a fantastic salary, but you’ll be able to work from home for half of the week. Because you’ll be working as part of a national team, the location of this role is flexible; you’ll be based at the firm’s office in either Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds.

The right candidate will be an experienced private client lawyer who currently works at or who has previously worked at a Legal 500 firm. You’ll also have strong business development skills and experience supervising or managing more junior colleagues.

You’ll join a team led by a Legal 500 leading individual and a Legal 500 Next Generation Partner. When you’re in the office, you’ll also work closely alongside talented lawyers from other departments, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to cross refer work.

You’ll deal with a wide range of contentious trusts, estates and wills cases on behalf of clients including businesses, high-worth-individual, charities and trusts charities. You’ll also be expected to get involved in business development and marketing to support the growth of the team.

The firm has a collaborative culture – not only does this encourage work and knowledge to be shared amongst lawyers but all members of the team benefit from a generous team bonus.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll receive income protection and life assurance. You’ll also enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, plus an extra day off if you get married or move house. The firm is well-known for looking after its people and will support you no matter what your personal circumstances, providing enhanced adoption and parental pay and leave options such as fertility leave and leave for carers.

How to apply for this role

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Bill Szajna Hopgood at Realm Recruit.

Bill is a Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers. Working with departments across Yorkshire, he recruits for private client roles at all levels, from paralegal to partner. If you’re a private client solicitor looking to make a move, Bill can help you find the right role.

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Key details


£72,000 - £82,000


  • West Yorkshire

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Private Client

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Bill Szajna-Hopgood

Consultant for this role

Specialist for private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers in Yorkshire.

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