Contentious Probate Solicitor (5-8 PQE)

Job Title: Contentious Probate Solicitor (5-8 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Flexible
Salary: circa £50,000 - £60,000
REF: 1398
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
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market-leading and growing law firm is looking for a Contentious Probate Solicitor to join their national team. 

As part of the firm’s Legal-500 recognised contentious probate department, you’ll run a varied and interesting caseload of wills, trusts and estates disputes and benefit from fantastic internal referral opportunities. 

While this role is based in Manchester, the firm offer complete remote working so it would also suit someone who lives a little further afield and would like to work from homeThey have an excellent flexible working policy and exceptional training and development and offer a very competitive package of perks and benefits.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced contentious probate solicitor or a litigation solicitor who is ready to take their next step. 

Contentious Probate Solicitor – Manchester / Remote 

The company & role  

  • A national firm with a longstanding commitment to personal legal services and a market leader in a number of private client-facing practice areas 

  • You will join a well-regarded national contentious probate team with a supportive, friendly culture 

  • Working alongside leading solicitors, you’ll handle a mixed caseload of high-quality matters including disputes between beneficiaries and executors or trustees regarding the performance of their duties and the administration of estates of trusts 

  • You’ll also assist in supervising junior lawyers and join the rest of the team in contributing to business development 

  • This is a really exciting time to join as the team are continuing to grow both in Manchester and nationally, with enquiries 3 times what they were last year 

  • Commutable from Manchester, Cheshire, Preston, Liverpool and Yorkshire 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Top of the market salary 

  • Excellent benefits including annual bonus scheme, pension scheme, travel season ticket loan, critical illness and death in service cover, health cash plan, discounted gym membership and volunteering days, to name just a few! 

  • Flexible working 

  • Up to 30 days holiday as standard, and you can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too 

  • Car parking subject to availability 

  • Full support from the team nationally 

  • Modern, new open plan city centre offices 

  • Plenty of training opportunities including ACTAPS and STEP Diploma in Contentious Probate 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor or Litigation Solicitor with 5-8 years’ PQE 

  • While this is a contentious probate role, the firm are happy to also consider litigation solicitors who have experience of dealing with disputes in this area
  • Will have excellent client care and interpersonal skills 

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

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

  • Ideally, you will be ACTAPS qualified but this is not essential 

How to apply for this Contentious Probate 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 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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