Private Client Solicitor

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Competitive Salary + Benefits
09 Feb 2023
06 Mar 2023
Job Title
Practice Area
Private Client
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Private Client Solicitor | Peterborough, Cambridgeshire | Competitive Salary

A rare opening within the highly sought-after, prestigious law firm; Buckles Solicitors LLP, for a new Private Client Solicitor to join their ranks. This role offers the successful candidate the chance to further their legal career in the Private Client sector, working with and learning from the best.

The Firm: 

  • With over 200 years of experience, Buckles Solicitors LLP is an award-winning firm, that provides world-class client experience and services on a comprehensive range of legal services to both businesses and individuals in the UK and internationally.
  • Delivering effective and cost-efficient legal solutions from our offices based in Cambridge, London, Nottingham, Peterborough, Stamford, Paris and Milan.
  • We recognise that all this is possible due to our team of highly dedicated, enthusiastic professionals across our locations. We pride ourselves on providing a positive work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely can make a difference.
  • Buckles carries the LawNet Mark of Excellence and is Investor in People Gold accredited.
  • Due to growth, we are excited to be recruiting an experienced Private Client Solicitor to join the team 3 of our East offices in Peterborough, Cambridge and Stamford.

Private Client Solicitor role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing and innovative Private Client team in our Peterborough, Cambridge and Stamford offices.

As the new Private Client Solicitor, your responsibilities will include:

  • Reporting to the Partners in the department to assist with a caseload of IHT planning, Care Home Fee planning, Wills and LPAs and some Estate Administration.
  • Being an integral part of the Private Client team, delivering on agreed cases, sourcing new opportunities and supporting the overall profile of the team.
  • Proactively attracting work according to the needs of the firm.
  • Delivery of individual targets with minimal supervision.
  • Ensuring high levels of client satisfaction and building appropriate relationships with clients.
  • Adherence to agreed quality procedures and management systems.
  • Undertake and deliver work in a commercially effective manner.
  • Develop technical and non-technical skills to meet client and firm requirements and demonstrate continuous improvement in all work areas.

Please note some travel and out-of-hours work will be required for business development, meetings and training purposes.

About You: 

Skills and experience required to succeed in this Private Client Solicitor role:

  • Relevant Professional Qualification minimum 2 years PQE.
  • Strong legal skills in a Private Client setting.
  • Responsible for a broad and varied caseload including Wills, Care Home Fees, Estate Administration, IHT and LPAs.
  • Sound knowledge of all private and elderly client matters, with excellent communication skills.
  • You will be proactive and passionate about your career.
  • Proven results in supporting business development across a team or firm.
  • Working knowledge of case management systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • A strong team player with a motivational hands-on approach. Uses initiative, plans and organises own time and workload to meet deadlines and prioritises work.
  • A measured and rational approach to problem-solving.
  • Deals confidently and diplomatically with clients and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates integrity and congruence when dealing with people.

Reward and development:

  • Buckles recognise the success of every employee; working with you to ensure you have what you need to maximise your potential and develop your career.

Alongside a host of development, professionally and personally, we offer some fantastic benefits, which include;

  • 25 days of annual leave and birthdays off Vouchers for big life events, from marriage to children (grandparents included!)
  • Gym schemes dependent on location High street discounts
  • Bonus scheme on-spot rewards, a suite of health and well-being offerings, enhanced pension, buy and sell holiday

Apply Today:

Take your career forward, reach out and apply for this Private Client Solicitor position via the portal below; we look forward to welcoming you onto the team. 

We are an equal opportunity and disability-inclusive employer, and value diversity across the firm. We do not discriminate based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or parental or caring status.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please let our team know.