Contentious Probate Solicitor

Job Title: Contentious Probate Solicitor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheshire
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
REF: 804
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
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 In this Contentious Probate Solicitor role, you will join a dynamic commercial firm with an excellent reputation within the local area. You will work within a highly regarded wills, trusts and tax team and be responsible for a diverse range of probate matters.  

This role is primarily home-based, but you will be required to travel to the firm’s Cheshire office once or twice a fortnight. Because of this, it is a perfect opportunity for a solicitor who would like to be able to fit their work about their personal and family commitments (or someone who would like to do away with the daily commute!) 

Contentious Probate Solicitor - Cheshire 

The company & role 

  • A highly reputable regional law firm with multiple offices 

  • Working as part of a Legal 500 recognised team, you will handle a varied caseload of contentious probate matters including disputes between beneficiaries and executors or trustees regarding the administration of estates or trusts; claims relating to disputes regarding jointly and solely owner property and Inheritance Act claims 

  • All solicitors within the team are encouraged to be involved with STEP or ACTAPS, reflecting the high quality and complex work they undertake 

  • Commutable from Cheshire, North Wales, The Wirral, North Shropshire and Liverpool 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Highly competitive pay 

  • Generous holiday allowance 

  • Enhanced pension 

  • Healthcare 

  • Death in service  

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with at least 3 years’ PQE 

  • Will be ACTAPS qualified or happy to work towards ACTAPS 

  • Will have excellent client care and matter management skills 

  • A solicitor who is used to managing your own workload and has an excellent eye for detail 

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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