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The Private Wealth team at Womble Bond Dickinson has a well-deserved reputation for delivering the highest quality legal advice and outstanding client service to individuals and their families. Whilst proud of our 200 year heritage, we are innovative, dynamic and ambitious, and now seek to strengthen our teams across the UK.
The Private Wealth group is made up of lawyers, accountants and financial advisers operating from Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle and London, providing services to individuals, families and trustees across the UK and beyond. Naturally, our clients expect first-rate legal advice; but that is just the starting point. Our ability to deliver seamless advice from our multi-disciplinary team is a distinctive proposition, but we also work well alongside clients' other professional advisers, adding value by using our depth of knowledge and experience to help our clients achieve their aims. Whether landowners or entrepreneurs, old money or new, the themes remain the same: we seek to develop a thorough understanding of our clients' circumstances, needs and aspirations and then use that understanding to help them navigate the legal and financial landscape to their best advantage.
Our team is highly rated in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, and was this year shortlisted for STEP Private Client Law Firm of the Year. Most members of the team are STEP, ACTAPS or CIOT qualified and benefit from high quality learning and development support, with clearly expressed career development programmes in place at all levels of qualification.
The recent combination which formed Womble Bond Dickinson provides a greater international stage for our Private Wealth work, and being one of the new firm's 11 sectors underlines our commitment to Private Wealth being at the core of the practice.
We now seek to grow our team at mid and senior level to achieve two key objectives: succession planning and further growth.
As we look to the future, we know that we will need to support a number of established client relationships as some of our team move into new phases of their careers. Accordingly, we seek those who will be capable of sustaining and growing those existing relationships, and who will thrive not only in delivering excellent legal advice, but doing so in a way which is compatible with our core values of integrity, professionalism, commercialism and common sense.
Similarly, our desire to grow means that those for whom those values are innate will find a warm and supportive atmosphere in which to take their own practices forward.
Successful candidates are likely to be drawn from the following disciplines:
- Property – those with real estate expertise who are used to acting for rural/agricultural property owners, and are familiar with the issues surrounding 21st century land and estate ownership, including financing and diversification;
- Private client – those who act for families, individuals and trustees in relation to a wide range of matters. Wills, probate, tax and trusts may be at the core, but commercial awareness of the operation of family businesses is important, as is an empathetic approach to the complexities of family relationships.
Existing partners will find a supportive, collegiate environment in which to work, and senior assistants looking to make the next step up will find a transparent and well-defined route to partnership. We particularly welcome applications from those willing to relocate to work in one of our four key locations.
The next step
If you'd like a confidential chat, please get in touch to find out more; my name is Samantha Lee and you can reach me on 0117 989 6521 or connect with me on LinkedIn. If you're more comfortable talking to one of our partners, I'd be happy to make that introduction for you.