PS magazine cover - September 2020

Comment from the chair

Fiona Heald

Field of dreams


Fiona Heald introduces our special edition of PS, aimed at those in the early stages of their private client career, or considering this field as a specialism, and explains why she chose private client, and why she still loves it now


Chris Claxton-Shirley

This much I know


Chris Claxton-Shirley qualified into private client work two years ago. He explains how his initial expectations were confounded, and how to tell whether private client work could be for you

Estelle Price

Route planner

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Three private client solicitors explain what drew them to this area of practice, look at their career journey, and consider what the future might hold for private client practitioners beyond lockdown

Life story: couple embrace under raincloud

Life story

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A married couple comes to you looking to draw up their wills. Hayley Seddon and Russell Kaminski look at what you need to ask and advise them, and how a simple instruction can be far more complex and interesting than it seems

Junior league


An anonymous junior lawyer lists some of the things they wish they’d known when first starting out in their career in private client practice

Melinda Giles

Endless horizons


Do you know all the ways your private client career could develop? Melinda Giles outlines just some of the options, and sets out to prove that private client is one of the most challenging and varied legal disciplines in practice today

Right thing: open door with question mark

The right thing


Richard Burnham looks at how law firms can create an ethical culture and support millennials in making ethical decisions