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Private Client Legal Executive 5 PQE

£45000 - £60000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
Kent Canterbury

Managing this Role


Henry Williams

Recruitment Consultant - South East
0203 865 2113

This heavy hitting regional firm are ranked impressively in the Legal 500 and have an ambitious growth plan to become the dominant legal force in the South East.

The firm is well renowned for the exceptional quality of work that it deals with, and attracts top talent from London due to its prestigious and esteemed reputation.

The firm is seeking a Private Client Legal Executive with 5 years of PQE to join their professional yet friendly team on a journey of growth in their office based in the picturesque and tranquil location of Canterbury, Kent.

The Firm

Now ranked impressively in the Top 500, this law firm have a culture throughout that stands them apart from nearly all firms of their size. They are a people orientated business; they have a reputation for nurturing talent and a feel that you would normally only associate with much smaller firms. They have a completely open-door policy with Partners seated throughout the open plan office with much more junior staff; this even applies to the CEO.

You will find there is no hierarchy with even Paralegals being encouraged to share their thoughts. Just recently a Paralegal undertook a training session for a whole team including Partner, it is this collaborative approach which has seen them progress Solicitors to Partners in a record-breaking time.

The firm is multi-award-winning and are the innovative law firm of choice. They have grown year on year for the last decade, they punch well above their weight and only recently they received industry press for Corporate deals on par with the very elite of City firms. There is a forward-thinking, modern and progressive feel throughout the firm; they have an unheard-of staff retention rate compared to that of their similar sized counterparts.

Solicitors at a junior level here will work side-on-side with Partners giving them much greater levels of experience; this approach places their junior Lawyers ahead of the PQE scale compared to Solicitors at other firms. Even trainees get involved in business development and client events, they receive not just the skills to be technically strong but how to be a commercial Lawyer and develop business.

The Role

This firm is seeking a Private Client Legal Executive with 5 years of PQE to join their office in Canterbury, Kent.

You will join a friendly, supportive and professional team. The Private Client department has seen an increased workflow in recent months and under good leadership are looking to further expand the department.

Working alongside a team of talented professionals, you will take a senior role and some experience of managing a team and generating your own work is desirable.

In this role, you will be undertaking a broad and dynamic caseload consisting of wills, probate, administration of estates, tax and much more. You will be granted autonomy and the firm embraces modern ways of working, including working from home and flexible hours.

This role comes with excellent prospects for progression, potentially including Head of Department prospects for the right candidate, as the practice is set to significantly expand.


  • You will be a Private Client Legal Executive with 5 years PQE (there is no upper limit in terms of PQE and I would encourage more senior candidates to apply; salary is commensurate with experience)
  • You will ideally have a following and have strong head for business development
  • You will be capable of handling a high-quality Private Client caseload
  • You will be commercially minded and want to be part of an exciting new venture
  • Salary is competitive and in addition an industry leading benefits package
  • You will have strong interpersonal and client care skills with the ability to build strong, lasting relationships
  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Private Client Legal Executive with 5 years of PQE to join an innovative and award-winning practise in Canterbury, Kent.

Apply now for immediate consideration or call me for a confidential discussion.