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Contentious Probate Senior Associate 5+ PQE – Three days from home – Progression – Amazing bonus

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This is an exciting opportunity for a private client or litigation solicitor with at least five years’ experience to join the private client team of a highly regarded, full-service firm with offices across the North West, to specialise in the highly desirable area of contentious probate. 
The role would suit someone with experience of working with contentious probate matters, either as part of a private client or litigation team, and is looking to develop niche expertise that will stand them in good stead for the future.  
Contentious probate is a growing area of law with relatively few lawyers specialising in it, which means it often commands a higher salary across the market. 
You will join an experienced team of private client solicitors and be able to work most of your week from home if you wish (up to three days!).  
The department has a fantastic reputation, a growing caseload of good quality, HNW work available, and is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.   
The firm has a fantastic employee retention record, with the role only becoming available due to genuine organic growth.  Many of the firm’s partners and senior management team have been with the firm since solicitor or associate-level, demonstrating the unrivalled career path you could forge here.  
Quite unusually, there are also non-traditional routes to management for those lawyers who aren’t sure they want to remain fee-earning for the rest of their career. 
In addition to a competitive salary, the firm also offers an enhanced annual leave allowance and pension provision, healthcare scheme, death in service and subsidised parking scheme.  
The firm sets very reasonable billing targets (enabling you to achieve an attractive work/life balance), and its bonus scheme kicks in when you reach 80% of your target, providing an extremely attainable way to bump up your annual salary significantly. 
In addition, all solicitors in the team are supported in undertaking STEP or ACTAPS qualifications, if they wish to. 
The firm has a fantastic approach to equal opportunities and will consider part-time applicants. 

How to apply for this Private Client 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 Reid on the email above. 

Kelly is an Associate Director and Private Client Team Lead at Realm. Working 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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£50,000 - £60,000


  • Cheshire

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Private Client

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