Private Client - Bolton
Private Client Solicitor or ILEX - Bolton
Well, first things first, technically this isn't Bolton town centre - but it is in relative proximity.
The second thing is that this is certainly something different. Whether good or bad depends on your circumstances and whether what is on offer appeals.
No-one ever starts with the negatives but here goes. This isn't a huge brand national practice with large multi million pound estates and complex tax issues across the board. If that is what you want and the money and lifestyle of a big city centre practice then this is definitely not for you.
The office is small though there is a larger main office close by which has around 40 lawyers on the ground. Here you would be one of 2 with the other fee earner undertaking residential conveyancing. You would be the sole private client lawyer at that office but part of a smaller team within the firm as a whole.
In terms of work, a fairly broad mix. There is a large will bank as well as local client market attraction - the work includes straightforward will drafting as well as estate administration - everything you might expect to come from a local loyal client base. There is however plenty to go at and the wider team does deal with larger estate for SME and business owner clients.
As you would, day to day, be largely operating solo - at least in terms of physical presence in the office, you would need to have a solid grasp of all things private client - that said if there are any areas you felt you needed support or training on the firm has a great track record of providing that support. By reason of that, it seems likely that you will have had upwards of 3 years experience.
Despite being a smaller firm it has means to offer flexibility and agility and the means to work around their people.
They are a friendly bunch and like those that have links to the area as there is an opportunity to build your profile in the local area.
If you are a private client lawyer or ilex interested in something that could be a change of pace or just something more hands on and friendlier than where you are now then do get in touch.
Send your CV to us or contact Paul Warburton for a confidential discussion.