Contentious Probate Senior Associate (5+ PQE)

Job Title: Contentious Probate Senior Associate (5+ PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000
REF: 1530
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
Contact Email:

IDR Law, the country’s only specialist Contentious Probate law firm, are looking for an experienced Solicitor to join their team as a Senior Associate. 

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to grow the firm’s team in their brand new office in Manchester. At the same time, you'll handle a varied and interesting caseload of excellent quality wills, trusts and estates disputes on behalf of local and national clients, including those with global assets. 

While this role is based in Manchester, IDR offer full remote working so you will be able to work from home if you like, or have a mix of working from home and working in the office. 

All of their lawyers enjoy an unbeatable work-life balance with their FamilyFlex scheme which allows them to decide how many hours they want to work each week, so they can fit their jobs around their family and personal commitments.   

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are an experienced contentious probate solicitor looking to take the next step and grow your own team at a leading specialist firm. 

Contentious Probate Senior Associate Solicitor – Manchester / Remote 

The company & role  

  • A forward-thinking contentious probate boutique practice that works on behalf of clients from across the UK 

  • You will join a well-regarded department and work alongside ACTAPS qualified lawyers to handle a wide range of matters including equitable remedy claims, probate negligence issues, and beneficiary and executor disputes 

  • IDR Law was founded by ACTAPS committee member, Martin Holdsworth who has also been a leading individual in Chambers and Partners for a number of years 

  • The firm were also finalists at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 

  • Commutable from Manchester, Lancashire, Warrington, Stockport and High Peak 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Top-of-the-market salary 

  • FamilyFlex working hours 

  • Home working 

  • Progression opportunities 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 5+ years’ PQE 

  • Will have excellent client care and interpersonal skills 

  • A self-starter with some experience of leading a team 

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

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

  • You may be ACTAPS qualified but this is not essential 

How to apply for this Contentious Probate Senior Associate 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 and contentious probate solicitors with the right firms and roles for them. 

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