Contentious Probate Head of Department

Job Title: Contentious Probate Head of Department
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000
REF: 808
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
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A highly respected national law firm is looking to recruit an experienced Contentious Probate Solicitor to head up their contentious probate team in Bristol. Alongside handling your own caseload, you will lead the department, grow and develop the team and supervise junior colleagues. 

This role is primarily home-based, but you will be expected to attend the office once or twice a week. This is an exceptional opportunity for a Contentious Probate Solicitor who would like to take their next step in their career and lead a team while maintaining the healthy work-life balance they have enjoyed during lockdown. 

Contentious Probate Head of Department Bristol 

The company & role  

  • forward-thinking firm with an excellent reputation, recognised by Chambers and the Legal 500 

  • The firm’s investment in digital marketing, along with the large number of cross-referrals the team receives from other departments, means you will enjoy a steady stream of good-quality matters 

  • Alongside managing your own contentious caseload, you will oversee junior members of the team and work to develop and expand the department 

  • Commutable from: Bristol, Taunton, Bath, Chepstow and Newport.

Added extras and benefits  

  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays 

  • Flexible working (working from home) post-lockdown 

  • A vibrant working environment 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 6+ years’ PQE 

  • Will have commercial acumen and good technical ability 

  • Ideally, you will be ACTAPS qualified or happy to work towards obtaining the ACTAPs qualification 

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

  • Will have experience supervising and managing a team 

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

How to apply for this Contentious Probate Head of Department 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 here at Realm and works exclusively within private client and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes 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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