Legal Advisor, based in Birkenhead

As part of the continued expansion of our private client service offering, we are looking for a Legal Advisor to join our growing Lifetime Planning team.

  • This role is ideal for a law graduate or someone from a legal background looking to retrain into a different area of law.
  • We’re looking for someone with a genuine desire to work with people, a positive and professional approach and a good educational background with the ability to learn quickly!
  • Extensive on-boarding and induction programme with ongoing training provided.
  • Client contact – seeing people in their homes or in the office daily.
  • Lots of autonomy – managing your diary commitments and travel schedule which will cover North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside (mainly between office hours, Monday to Friday).
  • Basic salary with the ability to earn realistic and uncapped commission from the outset.

What we offer:

A supportive yet autonomous working environment where you’ll be encouraged to innovate and develop, along with many benefits including:

  • Uncapped commission and discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Extensive initial training and induction, followed by ongoing coaching and development.
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme.
  • Discounted legal services.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Regular performance reviews and personal development.
  • Friendly and sociable team and regular company wide social and charity events.
  • Values based recognition and reward scheme.

The role

You’ll work across our offices, mainly Chester and Birkenhead, but will spend most of your time in the field, covering an area from North Wales up to North Liverpool.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing clients with face to face or telephone appointments, taking initial instructions and providing advice on Wills, trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
  • Preparing and registering Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, liaising with clients to keep them updated throughout the process.
  • Developing our reputation in the local market through business development activities, effectively managing your pipeline.

Own car and business insurance will be essential due to travel requirements.


Closing date for applications is Sunday 22nd September.


What we’re looking for:

  • Law degree / legal experience preferred.
  • Customer service experience essential.
  • Strong organisation skills with a careful and keen attention to detail.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with an empathetic approach.
  • Results focussed with a positive approach to achieving set targets.
  • IT literate.

Please note: Some of these benefits are offered following a successful probationary period.


Hillyer McKeown is committed to promoting a culture of equality and diversity in the workplace. You will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

RightWill, making a will, updating a willWe are working in partnership with the RightLegal Group in relation to this Legal Advisor position. All applications and personal details included will be shared with the RightLegal Group for screening, assessment and training purposes. We will not share your data with any other parties and RightLegal Group will delete your data following completion of the recruitment process. Further information on the partnership will be shared with you at initial screening stage. Hillyer McKeown may retain your data for up to 12 months under the GDPR condition of legitimate interests, should you have any queries about your application.

Jenny Smith, recruitment manager, hillyer mckeown

To apply, send your CV to Jenny, Talent Manager, at [email protected]


Our growth plans are continuing throughout the year so please contact us with brief details of what you are looking for, and we can proactively get back in touch should something suitable arise.


Note for candidates

Please apply direct to our in-house recruitment team, as we aren’t currently working with recruitment agencies on this role, thank you.

Note for agents

Please note that do operate a central PSL for all our offices (which isn’t currently due for renewal) and all recruitment related queries should be directed to our Talent Manager, Jenny Smith at [email protected]