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Contentious Probate Lawyer

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  • Have a direct impact – lead the growth of a key legal area
  • Hybrid working
  • Progression opportunities
  • Award-winning firm – Part of a forward-thinking practice

Our client, a highly respected firm known for its dynamic and forward-looking approach, is in search of a Contentious Probate Lawyer to take the helm of its trusts and probate cases. With an open-minded stance on location, candidates will relish the chance to work within the firm’s various offices across Yorkshire on a hybrid basis.

In return, this role comes not only with a competitive salary but also a chance to become a pivotal figure in a growing domain. As the most senior person dealing with contentious probate matters, you’ll have the scope to eventually build and lead a team, significantly shaping the service’s future and your career.

This position offers an invaluable opportunity to build and manage a diverse caseload, fostering both professional development and a positive impact on clients. You’ll become the firm’s ‘go-to’ expert, ensuring that contentious probate matters are handled with the utmost care and expertise.

To thrive in this role, you’ll require a thorough knowledge of contentious trusts and probate law, and ideally, have ACTAPS membership or be well on your way to achieving it. Your enthusiasm for nurturing business growth – though you need not have a personal client following – will be crucial, as will your ability to self-motivate and work independently.

In return, you’ll be welcomed into an environment that prizes work-life balance with flexible working options and supportive policies like enhanced parental leave and a robust benefits package. The commitment extends to professional growth, with clear routes for progression and a culture that rewards dedication.

Our client has a clear vision for their future, underlined by their recognition as Large Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards and as one of Yorkshire’s fastest-growing companies. They value reward fairness and are dedicated to ensuring their team feels supported and valued at every turn.

If you’re a proactive and driven professional eager to steer a vital legal service area towards success, this is an unrivalled opportunity to make your mark. Join a firm where innovation and care are part of the culture, and your development is as important as your performance.

How to apply for this role

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’.

Alternatively, contact Bill Szajna Hopgood at Realm Recruit to learn more about this opportunity or register your interest.

Bill is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers. Working with departments across Yorkshire, he recruits for private client roles at all levels, from paralegal to partner. If you’re a private client solicitor looking to make a move, Bill can help you find the right role.

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Key details


£40,000 - £50,000


  • West Yorkshire

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Private Client

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Bill Szajna-Hopgood

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Specialist for private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers in Yorkshire.

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