Head of Private Client

Nick Tappin Director and Recruiter

(0) 7525 660 386



Liverpool, Wirral, Chester


£45000-55000 per annum


Private Practice


Permanent Role


02 February 2024



A Merseyside based law firm is looking to recruit a Head of Private Client.

The role will have a small caseload to begin with, but supervision, technical lead and performance management are main focuses.

  • To be responsible for the professional standard of work done by the Wills, Trusts and Probate team and to be measured via regular monthly and other file reviews.
  • To be responsible for case supervision of all Wills, Trusts and Probate fee earners in the performance of their case work by monthly file reviews, by day-to-day supervision, discussion and problem resolution in accordance with SRA and Lexcel standards.
  • To provide supervision, advice, and guidance on technical and professional matters to the members of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team.
  • To be responsible for devising, implementing and delivering a structured and ongoing training programme to ensure that all fee earners and support staff have best practice standard knowledge of relevant law and practice.
  • To create and maintain a source of best practice template letters and documents, and their continued implementation within the case management system.
  • To provide appropriate input and guidance to ensure the firm retains Lexcel accreditation.
  • To conduct appraisals and setting objectives and targets for Wills, Trusts and Probate team.

The team currently consists of 8 members of staff.

The role is a full-time position on a hybrid basis after initial training. Up 2 days a week in the office, 3 at home to suit.

Salary is negotiable but in the region of £45K-£55K dependable on qualification and experience.

If you are interested in this position, please do not hesitate to contact Nick Tappin at Thornton Legal on 07525660386.

Thornton Legal is a specialist legal recruiter, connecting law firms with the best legal talent across the North West, West Yorkshire and West Midlands. We focus on long term relationships built on honesty, trust and communication.

We regularly recruit for international, national, Legal 500, regional and boutique law firms, and our approach is based on quality over quantity. We consult, support and advise but, ultimately, the choice is always yours.

Nick Tappin Director and Recruiter

(0) 7525 660 386


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