Contentious Probate Solicitor

Job Title: Contentious Probate Solicitor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
REF: 823
Contact Name: Realm Recruit
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In this Contentious Probate Solicitor role, you will join the private client team of one of Lancashire’s largest and most prominent full-service legal practices. This is an exciting position for an experienced contentious probate solicitor or a private client solicitor who would like to specialise within this area of work. 

Based at the firm's Preston head office, you will work within the firm’s Legal 500 recognised private client team and handle a mixed caseload of good quality contentious probate matters. In return, you will receive an excellent benefits package, enjoy flexible working and fantastic training and development opportunities. 

Contentious Probate Solicitor - Preston 

The company & role 

  • A multi-award-winning regional heavyweight with a fantastic reputation 

  • Working as part of a Legal 500 recognised team, you will handle a varied caseload of contentious probate matters including disputes relating to wills, probate, estates and trusts, such as disputes between beneficiaries and executors or trustees regarding the performance of their duties and the administration of estates of trusts 

  • You will also deal with Inheritance Act claims for provision from an estate and claims relating to disputes regarding jointly and solely owned property 

  • A progressive firm, with a track record of promoting from within and giving employees hands-on exposure to a diverse range of matters  

  • Commutable from Preston, Blackburn, Blackpool, Wigan, Southport, Lancaster and Bolton 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Very competitive pay 

  • 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays 

  • Life assurance  

  • Pension scheme  

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Fantastic training and genuine career progression prospects; many of the senior lawyers/partners have progressed from a junior level within the firm    

  • An exceptional culture, with massive emphasis placed on employee well-being and having a healthy work/life balance   

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with at 1-5 years’ PQE 

  • private client or a litigator with some experience in contentious probate work and a real desire to specialise in this niche will also be considered 

  • May be an associate member of ACTAPS, although this is not essential  

  • Will have exceptional client care and matter management skills 

  • A solicitor with excellent organisational skills and a committed attitude 

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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