• Permanent
  • Sheffield
  • 42000

Role: Private Client Lawyer
Location: Sheffield and Hybrid
Salary range: £42,000 to £72,000 

We are looking for an Associate/Senior Associate to join the Private Client department of this well know large Sheffield legal practice. This firm has continually expanded throughout 2023 and aims to see 2024 as another growth year in private client.  

Role Responsibility

Legal advice and action

  • Take and record clear instructions
  • Give expert advice tailored to each individual client needs
  • Provide concise letters and reports for clients, written in plain language
  • Provide practical solutions


  • Demonstrate awareness through action of the Firm’s core values
  • Develop personal profile and recognition throughout the Firm

Business generation

  • Contribute to appropriate business development activities of the team and the Firm
  • Wherever the opportunity arises, promote the services of teams from across the Firm to the client for whom they are acting
  • Introduce new clients to the Firm
  • Achieve agreed business development targets
  • Identify and attend appropriate networking opportunities

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Play an active role within the team and support other team members during busy times
  • Supervise and take responsibility for performance management of junior members of the team
  • Involve the secretaries and other support staff in an effective way
  • Take responsibility for delegated work, ask for guidance in respect of matters which are unclear and report errors which need to be resolved
  • Prepare and conduct Performance Development reviews and where appropriate take responsibility for the development of staff under your supervision
  • Conduct recruitment interviews where required

Financial management (under the supervision of a Partner)

  • Achieve financial and hours targets as set by HOD
  • Demonstrate an understanding/awareness of working capital and regular billing and refer matters as necessary in a timely fashion to the Team Leader
  • Bring matters to the attention of the Supervisor and/or clients at the appropriate time and updates fee estimates accordingly
  • Actively participate in / contribute to the scoping of work
  • Proactively and regularly seek work from Team Leader
  • Comply with the SRA Accounts Rules
  • Deal promptly with any working capital exercises

Knowledge sharing

  • Adopts knowledge sharing behaviours at team, department and Firm level
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing initiatives to improve efficiency and profitability
  • Support the team’s Knowledge Champion in building and cascading knowledge sharing resources, protocols and practices
  • Contribute to the development of the firm’s know-how and precedents
  • Demonstrate best use of precedents and know how to save time and costs

Quality standards

  • Demonstrate consistent compliance with the Firm’s quality policies and procedures as set out on the intranet

Learning and development

  • Comply with CPD requirements and identify specific training needs
  • Attend appropriate departmental training sessions
  • Attend appropriate internal courses (e.g. management and IT skills)
  • Provide informal and formal training as appropriate (e.g. induction, mentoring and internal team presentations) as skills develop

The Ideal Candidate

Admitted solicitor or legal exectutive , with current Practising Certificate and at least 4 years PQE in Private Client work.

Must demonstrate an ability to work to the SRA’s Skills Standards and to provide accurate, focussed advice to clients. Familiarity with and confidence in the use of office IT applications; and good typing skills.

We expect the successful candidate to have good team working, supervisory and collaborative skills. We expect to see the client at the centre of the firm and for our lawyers to have a commercial approach in their work.

Required skills

The ability to:

  • draft legal documents, advice notes and give legal advice that is clear and concise
  • interview and advise clients, helping them decide the best course of action
  • supervise junior members of the team
  • develop strong client relationships
  • communicate concisely both verbally and in writing with colleagues and clients
  • represent the firm at BD events
  • give presentations on relevant topics
  • conduct effective matter management
  • use confidently office IT applications; good typing skills

For more information please contact Robert Addy on 0114 2418030 or click apply today for more information 

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