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Senior Solicitor - Private Client

£95000 - £120000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

An excpetional opportuntiy has arisen to join this growing Private Client team ranked Tier 2 in the Legal 500. The Top 100 UK law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join its award winning practice.

This opportunity comes with solid prospects for Partnership with the firm seeking a senior solicitor. You will gain exposure to international work advising a diverse and global client base.

The Firm

This Top 150, Legal 500 ranked central London law firm is constantly striving to develop a leading, supportive and collaborative environment for their solicitors to thrive.

They are prestigious in many ways, but their friendly and warm nature sets them apart from the stuffy culture you might expect. They are down to earth, empathetic and flexible - your career development truly matters to them as they want to help their employees be the best they can be while having a good time.

Their lawyers are experts across Litigation, Property, Private Client, Corporate, Employment, Intellectual Property and Tax Services - with particular recognition in the realm of private client matters.

The practice operates a modern and forward-thinking approach, permitting staff to work remotely 50% of the week with top-class tech systems to ensure maximum cooperation and productivity.

The Role

This Top 150 UK law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Tier 2 Legal 500 ranked Private Client Department with strong prospects for Partnership.

This position comes with the stand-out opportunity of a fast-track to partnership. There are very realistic, exciting opportunities with this firm to develop and grow as a Private Client solicitor. The department's size and structure will allow for the right person to rapidly develop their personal practice.

The work will be varied, and the level of exposure you'll get will help you consolidate your career - while the firm will provide the required level of support, you take the lead on matters.

You will manage a varied caseload involving all aspects of international wills, trusts, tax, estate and succession planning. You will act autonomously with only nominal oversight from one of the team's 5 partners. As this is a senior position, you will also gain the opportunity to mentor and supervise more junior members of the team.

Work will involve advising on domicile, residence and the remittance basis of taxation; setting up Excluded Property Trusts; advising on UK taxation for international clients and offshore trusts including IGT, NRCGT/CGT and IT.

Providing advice on charitable giving and philanthropic planning for UK and international estate planning.
Other work will include advising on succession planning options of ultra-high-net-worth international clients, such as establishing Private Trust Company structures and Family constitutions.

With the practice recognised in Chambers HNW, it is essential the successful candidate has previous experience advising both UK and International clients. You will engage directly in a client facing role and participate in exciting business development to further grow the team.

The position suits a Senior Associate seeking to achieve Partnership in a top Private Client practice.


  • England & Wales Qualified Solicitor with at least 6 years PQE
  • STEP qualified or undertaking STEP exams
  • Experience advising and acting for both UK and international HNW clients
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.


  • Superb remuneration - salary is negotiable to match experience
  • Private Healthcare
  • Generous Private Pension
  • Hybrid and flexible working up to 50% of the time
  • Fast-track to Partnership
  • Access to superb quality work and first-class support systems

This is a rare opportunity for a Private Client Solicitor to join this prestigious firm based in Holborn, on the edge of the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.