VACANCY – Receptionist / Private Client Secretary


POSTED 5th April 2024

Due to a long serving colleague retiring, we are looking for an experienced Receptionist/Private Client Secretary for our Heswall office.

About GWL

We are a commercial firm with offices in the Liverpool City Centre and in Heswall on the Wirral. With a history of providing legal services for 150 years, we are large enough to be able to offer an exceptionally high-quality of legal advice, whilst being small enough to maintain a personalised and caring approach to all our clients.

About the role

This role is full time and office based. We are looking for someone who can display a professional and welcoming demeanour as they will be the first point of contact for telephone callers and visitors alike. As this is a dual role, it would suit someone with good organisational skills and who is able to prioritise tasks.


The role involves welcoming and assisting visitors into the office, managing inbound phone calls and appointments and performing office administrative tasks, as well as maintaining a tidy and welcoming reception area.

You will also provide secretarial and administrative Private Client support to a Partner and other fee earners as required. This will include drafting of documents, liaising with other parties and the production of correspondence predominantly via audio transcription and other administrative functions.

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent telephone and reception (front of house) skills
  • Secretarial and administrative skills with strong organisational abilities
  • Professional and effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer service experience and a professional, friendly and welcoming demeanour
  • Attention to detail and an ability to prioritise tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Proclaim case management and Bighand Audio – an advantage
  • Previous experience in a similar role or roles is preferred (reception/private client secretarial)

How to Apply

By email to Nicola Rowe (Practice Manager) – or by telephone on 0151 236 7171

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)


News & Insights

We are hiring – Receptionist / Private Client Secretary in Heswall

GWL are currently recruiting for a Receptionist / Private Client Secretary at our Heswall office. For more information please see our vacancies page.

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