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Private Client Legal Director

  • £60000.00 - £72000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
  • Edinburgh
  • Permanent

This an exciting opportunity for a Private Client solicitor to step into a Legal Director role with a growing and friendly team, with a clear route to Partnership.

Be in the driving seat of your career, tap into an existing book of work and develop your own practice while playing a central role in the ambitious growth plans of this Legal 500 firm.

The Firm

A modern full-service Scottish firm, this business is as adept at providing expert legal advice to individuals as it is to large multinational companies. It has been on a strong growth trajectory, expanding its reach across Scotland whilst maintaining an engaging and supportive working environment.

Staff who work at this firm stay for long durations due to the exemplary working culture and career progression opportunities. The firm has developed expertise in a range of practice areas, receiving recognition in the form of numerous Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners rankings.

Attracting some of the top legal talents in Scotland, many of the staff at this firm have received individual recognition for their expertise from the legal directories. This is a testament to the training and continuous development the firm provides its staff members.

The leadership team of this firm have fostered an innovative and forward-thinking mindset and has ambitious plans to grow the firm over the coming years. Going from strength to strength, they have recently hired a number of heavy-hitting Partners and are seeing strong financial performance. Joining now presents an excellent opportunity for incumbent lawyers to grow alongside the firm.

The Role

Join this tight-knit and high-performing Private Client team and take on a central role as a Legal Director in this growing team.

Not only will you have the opportunity to take on a high-quality mixed caseload of Private Client work but you will also be in a position to contribute to the strategic direction and management of the firm as there is a clear route to partnership.

A variety of work creates a refreshing role where you will take ownership of clients whilst providing the full range of private client advice. The dynamic workload involves managing large trusts and estates, supporting succession planning, taking on a bank of complex wills and POAs as well as advising on asset protection, tax, executry administration, guardianships and more.

Clients span the gamut of size and complexity making for an engaging and fulfilling role.

As a leader within the firm, you will help foster a supportive environment for junior staff members and will actively contribute to their training and professional development. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to departmental and firm-wide business development and actively pursue business opportunities with new and existing clients.

The team are very friendly and offers unparalleled flexibility. It is a fantastic home for a lawyer who wants to progress their careers with a high-quality firm whilst also retaining a positive work-life balance.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an ambitious individual with extensive Private Client experience
  • Excellent verbal/written communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and team members alike
  • Has a proactive, innovative and value-adding mindset
  • Is able to manage junior team members and delegate effectively whilst ensuring work is done in a timely and precise manner.

What's on offer

  • An opportunity to become a leader at a prestigious firm, enhance your client base and hone a revered reputation in Private Client
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First-rate career development opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent salary as determined by experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Apply now for immediate consideration or call Jules Grieve on 0131 460 7747 for a confidential chat.

Jules Grieve Senior Recruitment Consultant- Scotland

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