Head of Private Client/Partner

Head of Department, Partner
Cambridge, London, Peterborough
Posted 6 months ago

We are seeking a technically strong senior solicitor to head our Client’s Private Client team in either London, Cambridge or Peterborough. The department covers multiple offices and is a very profitable and successful part of the business. This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis. * You must be willing to spend time in each office every week as necessary.

Applications are welcomed from senior lawyers with a strong and demonstrable background in Private Client, gained with reputable firms and a minimum of 12 years PQE. The ideal candidate will likely be a senior associate or partner currently, with strong leadership skills and ideally STEP qualified.

Your role will be to head the department and assist in driving the progression and growth of the firm’s Private Client service.

The team handles a full range of Private Client matters including Wills, powers of attorney, trusts, estate planning and administration and Court of Protection. Their client base includes HNW/UHNW individuals, trustees, business owners and land owners and your role will be to take on several existing client relationships along with building new relationships and setting the team’s strategy for new business development.

Befitting with a role of this nature, the successful candidate must possess the following qualities:

  • A proven track record in developing and implementing a business development strategy
  • Proven experience in winning new clients, building and maintaining strong and long-lasting business relationships (ideally with a client following, although not essential)
  • A passion for sharing your knowledge with the team and wider firm as required
  • Be self motivated and able to prioritise workloads, meeting deadlines whilst remaining resilient under pressure and with competing demands
  • A desire and ability to put the growth and development of the team ahead of personal billing
  • Strong people skills and a modern approach to leading a multi-site team

All applicants must be qualified in England and Wales to be considered for this role.

Salary will be dependent on experience, technical ability and leadership skills but will be extremely competitive for the right candidate.

Job Features

Job CategoryPrivate Client
Experience required12+ years PQE, leadership and business development skills
SalaryDependent on experience
Job referenceGR646

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