Contentious Probate Associate Solicitor (4-6 PQE)

Job Title: Contentious Probate Associate Solicitor (4-6 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
REF: 1655
Contact Name: Realm Recruit
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A market-leading national law firm is looking for a Contentious Probate Solicitor to join them at their office in Leeds as an Associate.  

As part of the firm’s Legal-500 recognised contentious probate department, you will run a varied and interesting contentious probate caseload and benefit from fantastic internal referral opportunities. You will also supervise junior members of the team.

The firm have an excellent flexible working policy and offer a very competitive package of perks and benefits. The role can be largely remote working, with only occasional travel into the office required, so you don't necessarily need to live in the Leeds area.

Contentious Probate Associate Solicitor - Leeds

The company & role  

  • A national firm with a longstanding commitment to personal legal services and a market leader in a number of private client-facing practice areas 

  • You will join an expanding national contentious probate team with a supportive, friendly culture 

  • Working alongside leading solicitors, you’ll handle a mixed caseload of high-quality matters including disputes between beneficiaries and executors or trustees regarding the performance of their duties and the administration of estates of trusts 

  • You will also be expected to supervise more junior members of the team

  • Commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield and York 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Top of the market salary 

  • Excellent benefits including annual bonus scheme, pension scheme, travel season ticket loan, critical illness and death in service cover, health cash plan, discounted gym membership and volunteering days, to name just a few! 

  • Flexible working 

  • Up to 30 days holiday as standard, and you can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too 

  • Modern, new open plan city centre offices 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 4-6 years’ PQE 

  • Will have excellent client care and interpersonal skills 

  • May have contacts in the local market and some following of work 

  • A confident communicator who is comfortable undertaking business development activity/networking 

  • Ideally, you will be ACTAPS qualified but this is not essential 

How to apply for this Contentious Probate Solicitor role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above. Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Kelly on 03300 245 606 or email  

Kelly is a Principal Consultant at Realm and works exclusively within private client, contentious probate and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes across the North West and Yorkshire, from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client solicitors with the right firms and roles for them. 

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