Contentious Probate Solicitor (NQ-5 PQE)

Job Title: Contentious Probate Solicitor (NQ-5 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £38,000 - £48,000
REF: 931
Contact Name: Realm Recruit
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A dynamic, Legal-500 listed commercial practice is looking for a Contentious Probate Solicitor to join their growing team. The firm is well known across the North West for providing its lawyers with top-quality work, a fantastic corporate culture and a healthy work-life balance.  

In this role, you will provide advice on a wide range of contentious trusts and probate mattersIn return, you will enjoy an award-winning, down-to-earth working environment, an excellent benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities.  

Contentious Probate Solicitor - South Manchester 

The company & role 

  • One of the largest and most well-respected independent legal practices in the North West 

  • An experienced and approachable Contentious Trusts and Probate team ranked in Tier 1 in the latest edition of the Legal 500  

  • You will advise clients on all types of probate litigation, draft Larke-v-Nugus letters and interrogate and interpret responses, act for claimants and defendants on IPFDA claims and validity challenges, apply for medical records and assist with matters arising from the firm’s Private team, such as Estates that become contested 

  • Based in a popular South Manchester market town with convenient public transport links nearby. 

  • Commutable from Manchester, Warrington, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Stockport, Macclesfield, Tameside, High Peak 

Added extras and benefits 

  • A great work-life balance 

  • Competitive salary 

  • Private healthcare 

  • Death in service 

  • Generous annual leave entitlement and employer pension contribution 

  • Subsidised gym membership 

  • Recently refurbished, open-plan office (complete with pool table, table tennis and yoga space!) 

The ideal candidate 

  • Contentious Probate Solicitor with 2-4 years’ PQE  

  • Someone with excellent client care and matter management skills 

  • Will have strong communication skills and very good attention to detail 

  • May be ACTAPS qualified, although this isn’t essential 

  • May have knowledge of Court of Protection work 

  • An ambitious individual with have a good academic background and training who is looking to develop their career 

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 at Realm and works 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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