Senior Private Client Lawyer

We are now seeking to appoint a Private Client Lawyer to help ensure we complement our current range of professional business services by enhancing our private client offering to both current and potential clients.

We anticipate that this will be a senior-level appointment within the firm.

The role will require someone to lead the current private client team and to develop a clear and relevant business development strategy for taking our private client services forward.

Key responsibilities of the role will likely include:

  • Managing the existing private client team;

  • Devising and implementing a business development strategy for our private client services;

  • Providing a breadth of private client advice in areas such as estate and care fees planning, wills and will writing, Lasting Powers of Attorney, codicils, trusts and trust administration, probate and administration of estates, tax planning and IHT implications, and charities.

We expect that the successful candidate will be an experienced solicitor with at least 5 years PQE who is familiar with the full spectrum of private client law and can demonstrate a strategic focus.   Ideally, they will also be STEP qualified.

Excellent business development skills together with proven experience of dealing with high-net-worth clients is essential. Ideally, this will be combined with previous experience of having managed or supervised a small team of people.

We are looking for someone who can lead and develop private client services; they will need to be professional and articulate and be capable of building and developing relationships both internally and externally. They must also be capable of engaging with smaller owner-managed businesses and large PLCs alike; they will be a comfortable communicator, who can relate to people on many different levels.

A proven business development record is important. Excellent client management and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to handle a wide range of private client matters.

If you meet the criteria above, and are interested in working for a leading corporate law firm, we want to hear from you. Please give our HR Manager, Neil Towse, a call, or email him at ntowse@shulmans.co.uk.

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