Private Client Solicitor/Paralegal Vacancy (Liverpool) – FIXED TERM (12 MONTHS – maternity leave) with move to permanent on retirement of another colleague. Would consider permanent for the right person.

We are excited to be recruiting for a talented, ambitious and driven Private Client Solicitor/Paralegal to join our well-established legal practice on a fixed term maternity leave cover basis (ASAP – December 2024).  There is an opportunity for this to become a permanent role as another colleague in the team retires in December 2024.

Located at our Liverpool City Centre office, you will be joining a firm with a long standing, strong reputation for outstanding expertise and a focussed commitment to providing a quality, inclusive and personal legal service to all clients, with consistency and compassion being at the heart of our ethos. This strong reputation has brought clients back to us over decades and we are regarded by many clients as being their ‘family’ solicitor.

As a competent and driven Solicitor/Paralegal you will be joining colleagues with a shared desire for success at a firm that encourages development and opportunities. On a day to day basis, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of private client matters including Probate and Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills. It may also include Trusts and Deputyship. You  will be working under the supervision of our Senior Partner and Head of Private Client who will knowledge share a wealth of experience to support development.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary and an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the business in an environment that removes barriers to career development.    In all likelihood, for the right person, this role will become permanent after around 12 months, on the basis we have another colleague retiring in early 2025.

Ideally, you will have between 4-8 years PQE/experience, have great attention to deal, organisation and time management skills and be focussed and driven. This PQE/experience is only a guide and we are happy to consider all applications from candidates who can demonstrate the required skills.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Nicola Rowe, Partner (Non-Lawyer) and Practice Manager via email at or by telephone on 0151 236 7171.

Full time office based – 35 hours per week. Experience of Proclaim, case management preferred but not essential.


VACANCY – Commercial Property Solicitor

We are recruiting for a Commercial Property Solicitor who is driven, talented, self-motivated and who has a desire to develop within our well-established and successful firm.

You would be working at our Liverpool office dealing with a varied caseload which will include sales, acquisitions, development agreements and preparing and negotiating leases. You will take matters through from initial contact to completion and you will be responsible for drafting and negotiating, as required. Experience of dealing with S25 Notices is an advantage.

Growth Opportunity – This is a great opportunity for someone with a desire for personal progression and to be part of overall business growth. For the right person, there are no barriers to progression within the practice.  It is advantageous but not essential, if you are someone who is able to identify and attend key networking and other business events to contribute to the development of work.

The successful candidate must:-

  • Be highly organised and efficient
  • Be a technically competent and tactical solicitor with an ability to analyse risk and utilise commercial knowledge
  • Be passionate about the client experience and maintaining high standards of client care and quality service.
  • Have a good, practical understanding of source of funds and AML requirements and be able to assess client requirements and deliver commercial solutions.
  • Possess exceptional attention to detail
  • Be able to work within a fast paced environment, whilst managing priorities to meet deadlines.
  • To enjoy and understand the benefits of working in the office, with colleagues, in order to build and maintain relationships.

Permanent / Full time (35 hours) – although we would consider a part time candidate initially

Market rate salary
Experience – minimum 3 years PQE – although we are happy to consider all applications from candidates who can demonstrate the required skills.

May consider an established Solicitor with a following
Apply to:  Nicola Rowe, Partner (Non Lawyer)


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