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Contentious Probate Solicitor

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  • Top-of-market salary  
  • Four days from home 
  • Legal 500 contentious probate boutique  
  • Reduced hours week and part-time option 
  • Clear progression pathway all the way to equity partner 

A market-leading contentious probate boutique with big plans for 2024 is looking for a qualified lawyer with between two and seven years PQE to join its Legal 500 specialist team in Harrogate.  

As a result of a substantial cash injection, the firm has recently embarked on an exciting growth trajectory and is looking to grow their Legal 500 specialist team at all levels. Coming in as a Solicitor or Associate, you’ll play a key role in this growth.  

You’ll only need to go into the office one day a week and the firm’s FamilyFlex scheme will allow you to decide how many hours you want to work each week, so you can fit your job around your family and personal commitments.  

Working alongside ACTAPs-qualified and Legal 500 noted lawyers, you’ll learn from the best as you develop your expertise in this rewarding and highly sought-after area of the law. You’ll make a real difference to your clients’ lives as you advise them on a range of probate work, including wills disputes and Inheritance Act claims on behalf of high-net-worth and vulnerable individuals.  

You’ll be able to play to your strengths and tailor the role to suit you, by for example, getting involved in business development or specialising in a particular kind of work. 

And, if progression is important to you, the sky’s the limit and you’ll benefit from a clear progression pathway all the way from paralegal to equity partner. 

And, if that’s not enough, you’ll enjoy a top-of-the-market salary and benefits package, including enhanced maternity, private health insurance and a generous ongoing bonus scheme. 

How to apply for this role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’.  

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Bill Szajna Hopgood at Realm Recruit.  

Bill is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers. Working with departments across Yorkshire, he recruits for private client roles at all levels, from paralegal to partner. If you’re a private client solicitor looking to make a move, Bill can help you find the right role. 

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£45,000 - £65,000


  • North Yorkshire

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Private Client

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