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Private Client Solicitor NQ-1 PQE – Great salary – Legal 500 team – Hybrid working

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Our client, a highly reputable Legal 500 firm based in South Manchester, is recruiting for an NQ-1 PQE solicitor wishing to embark on a bright and successful career in private client law.  

In the role, you’ll gain career-building experience across the whole spectrum of private client work, in including wills and probate, tax, trusts, estate planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.  

The role comes with a fantastic salary and hybrid working, as you’ll be able to work from home for two days per week. For the rest of the time, you’ll be based at the firm’s state-of-art offices in South Manchester. 

Working within a highly regarded, Legal 500 team, you’ll work with the best private client lawyers in Manchester on high-net-worth client relationships and cut your teeth on complex estates.  

Our client took a pioneering approach to billing targets years ago, when it decided to scrap these in favour of focussing on client service excellence. So, you’ll be getting ‘city centre pay’ for ‘city centre work’, but without the mega caseload, stress, politics and extended commute. 

When we say ‘city centre work’, we aren’t exaggerating. The firm’s clients include brands even the shiniest national law firm would be envious of, such as Tata, Renaker, Network Rail, Lad Bible, Joseph Holt and Dulux. Their private client work involves some of the wealthiest families in South Manchester. 

The firm has an excellent reputation as an employer and is well-known for its exceptional company culture. Its team have a staff retention rate of over 90% and a 99% employee confidence rating in their leaders. 

On top of a very competitive salary and an excellent work-life balance, you’ll receive a range of additional benefits including generous annual leave, private healthcare, higher level pension contributions, wellbeing days off and subsidised gym membership. 

How to apply for this 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 Reid on the email above. 

Kelly is an Associate Director and Private Client Team Lead at Realm. Working exclusively within private client, contentious probate and court of protection recruitment, she works with law firms of all sizes across the North West, 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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Key details


£42,000 - £46,000


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Private Client

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