Contentious Probate Senior Associate

Job Title: Contentious Probate Senior Associate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
REF: 807
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
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A highly respected national law firm is looking to recruit a Contentious Probate Solicitor to join them at their Leeds office as a Senior Associate. As a key member of the firm’s dispute resolution team, you will help to lead the Contentious Probate department and alongside handling your own caseload, will work to grow the team and supervise junior colleagues. 

In this role, you will be able to work at home for the majority of the time but will be expected to travel into the office once or twice a week. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Contentious Probate Solicitor who would like to take their next step in their career while maintaining the healthy work-life balance they have enjoyed during lockdown. 

Contentious Probate Senior Associate Leeds 

The company & role  

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

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

  • As a result of the firm’s investment in digital marketing and cross-referrals from other departments (including the private client team), you will enjoy a steady stream of good-quality matters 

  • Commutable from: Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Harrogate and Dewsbury. 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Agile working (working from home) post-lockdown 

  • A vibrant working environment 

  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 6+ years’ PQE 

  • Will have commercial acumen and good technical ability 

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

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

  • Will have experience supervising and managing a team 

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

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 solicitors with the right firms and roles for them. 

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