Contentious Probate Solicitor

Job Title: Contentious Probate Solicitor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Contentious Probate
Salary: Circa £30,000-£40,000
REF: 592
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
Contact Email:
Job Published: Thursday 2 Jan 2020

A genuinely exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contentious Probate Solicitor who is looking for the next step in their career and to join a well-respected, full service, commercial law firm with a Legal 500 Private Client team.

Contentious Probate Solicitor – Preston

The company & role

  • Legal 500 Private Client team
  • A full-service commercial law firm. There is no argument that they are one of Lancashire’s largest and most prominent legal practices which is something that is reflected in the quality of the work they undertake and the calibre of the solicitors working for the firm
  • Work will include disputes relating to Wills, Probate, Estates and Trusts, including disputes between beneficiaries and executors or trustees regarding the performance of their duties and the administration of estates or trusts;
  • Inheritance Act claims for provision from an estate and claims regarding undue influence, mental capacity and other claims which seek to challenge the validity of a will;
  • Claims relating to disputes regarding jointly and solely owned property.
  • Commutable from Preston, Blackburn, Blackpool, Wigan, Southport, Bolton, Lancaster, Manchester


The ideal candidate

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with circa 1-5PQE
  • Private Client Solicitors with a genuine desire to specialise in contentious work will also be considered
  • A Litigator with some experience in Contentious Probate work and a genuine desire to specialise in this area of work will also be considered
  • Personable and confident/articulate communicator
  • Excellent organisational skills and a committed attitude
  • Associate member of ACTAPS would be an advantage but is no essential


Added extras

  • Very competitive pay
  • 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours

The next step

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