Senior Private Client Fee Earner

Job ID: JR87spcfe

Salary: £50000-£60000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are recruiting on behalf of a firm with significant presence in Yorkshire’s highly competitive legal market and are recognised as specialists at a national level in a number of legal sectors. An excellent opportunity has arisen within the firm for a Senior Private Client Fee Earner to join their team in York. The team is one of the largest in the region and a significant proportion of their caseload is through repeat business and personal recommendation. They cover all types of Private Client work and their client base is varied, including a number of successful and high net worth individuals.

Key Duties:

You can really make the role your own but will have the opportunity to work on a range of matters including:

  • Estate planning
  • Drafting wills
  • Administration of trusts
  • Non-contentious probate and administration
  • Lasting and enduring powers of attorneys

We can also offer the chance  to be more involved in the management side of the team, working closely with the Head of,  and helping support our more junior team members through mentoring if this is something that you would be keen to develop.

What we are looking for:

We need someone who will fit in well with our existing team and develop a great relationship with our clients. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A good range of solid Private Client experience – ideally 5 years + PQE
  • A positive, commercial approach to delivering legal advice
  • The ability to develop a good rapport with clients
  • Superb levels of client care
  • Some experience in successful Business Development and Marketing initiatives


  • A competitive salary and generous bonus scheme
  • Realistic targets
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • A clear progression framework with individual career and development plans
  • Wellbeing support
  • A great social scene
  • A range of benefits including pension, life cover, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, health cash plan, staff discounts, competitive holidays (and a day off for your birthday!) and a cycle to work scheme

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