Private Client Solicitor (5+ PQE)

Job Title: Private Client Solicitor (5+ PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Macclesfield
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000
REF: 1700
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
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A leading North West firm are looking for a Private Client Solicitor with 5+ years' PQE to join their team in Macclesfield, you will assist the departmental head manage a caseload independently, with minimum  supervision and liaise with the Departmental Head and other staff to optimise the workload of the department  

The firm have offered home working in the past and are very flexible, what’s more, if you’re looking to reduce your hours, the firm may be open to the right candidate working a 4-day week.  

This is a great opportunity to join a down-to-earth team, handle interesting and varied work, learn new skills and further develop your career.  

Private Client Solicitor – Macclesfield  

The company & role   

  • A well-established but forward-thinking practice with several offices across Cheshire and High Peak   

  • You will handle your own mixed caseload of Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax and Court of Protection matters 

  • You will also be expected to undertake business development and marketing activity to help raise the profile of the team  

  • While you will be primarily based in Macclesfield, you will occasionally be required to travel to the firm’s other offices in the High Peak area  

  • The firm support the development of their employees and provide plenty of learning and development opportunities 

  • They are accredited by both Lexcel and The Law Society  

  • Commutable from Macclesfield, Buxton, Congleton, Wilmslow and Stockport  

Added extras and benefits   

  • Generous holiday allowance (increasing with length of service)  

  • Your birthday off  

  • Death in service  

  • Pension  

  • Discretionary bonus  

The ideal candidate  

  • A qualified Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive with at least 5 years’ PQE

  • Will have experience in Will drafting, trusts and tax planning, estate administration, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications  

  • Will have good commercial awareness and experience of business development/marketing  

  • Ideally will have deputy experience as you will need to deputise the HOD in her absence 

  • STEP qualification and an interest in developing a Contentious Probate Team would be an advantage.

  • Will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 

How to apply for this Private Client Solicitor role  

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above. Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Kelly on 03300 245 606 or email   

Kelly is a principal consultant here at Realm and works exclusively within private client and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client solicitors with the right firms and roles for them.  

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