Senior Private Client Solicitor

We are recruiting – Private Client Solicitor

Private Client Solicitor or Lawyer

Negotiable | Skipton, North Yorkshire and Keighley West Yorkshire | Permanent | Full Time

  • Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge with a successful and expanding high street practice?
  • Can you handle a varied, challenging and rewarding caseload?

JOB TITLE: Private Client Solicitor or Lawyer

PQE REQUIRED: 5+ years’ experience

LOCATION: Skipton, North Yorkshire and Keighley, West Yorkshire (commutable from Leeds, Bradford, the Aire Valley and East Lancashire)

SALARY: £25-50k Dependant on experience and calibre of applicant


  • Our firm seeks a confident and motivated Private Client Solicitor.
  • We are looking for someone with the business skills, drive, and financial focus to help to develop the private client department.
  • You will be running a caseload involving a variety of private client matters. Some of the matters will be complex and include wills, probate, trust administration, LPA’s, and later life planning.


  • You will be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive with a minimum of 5 years PQE in Private Client matters.
  • Proactive and organised.
  • Enthusiastic, excellent time management skills and an eye for detail.
  • Comfortable in networking and business development settings.
  • STEP qualification – desirable but the company is happy to support qualification.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Drive and motivation.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • An ability to process large volumes of documents.
  • A pragmatic approach to solving problems.
  • A proactive and focused approach to clients.
  • Excellent forensic skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Good typing skills.
  • Ability and knowledge of current technology & systems including working with a case management system.
  • It is essential that the successful person has experience of handling their own caseload.
  • The commitment and passion to build their own caseload, be part of the company’s expansion and actively involve themselves in appropriate networking or marketing of the business.


We are a forward-looking high-street law firm who pride ourselves in delivering a high-quality professional service.

The Private Client team has a large client base and a solid referral network which has been built though individual reputations and personal commitment to client care.

The firm has extensive knowledge across a range of sectors which is supported by an active marketing strategy. 

On offer for the successful candidate are genuine prospects for career development, directorship opportunities, along with a competitive salary.


If you’re interested in this role, please forward:

  • An up-to-date copy of your CV.
  • With a covering message explaining why you are interested in this role and working for our company.

to Lisa Wood – Managing Director – [email protected]

Please note:

  • Our advertisements may use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we would be happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills needed to perform the role.
  • Waddington Legal Limited T/A Waddington Turner Wall Solicitors is an equal opportunities employer.