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Head of Contentious Probate

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Are you a Contentious Probate Solicitor looking for…

  • A new challenge as a head of department?
  • The opportunity to split your time between home and the office?
  • Partnership potential?

An award-winning, Legal 500 recognised law firm is looking for a Contentious Probate Solicitor with 5+ years’ PQE to join them as the Head of Contentious Probate.

In this role, you will head up the firm’s successful contentious probate team, providing managerial support to more junior team members whilst also independently managing your own caseload of high-quality contentious probate work.

Head of Contentious Probate – South Yorkshire

The company & role

  • A well-established local law firm with a fantastic reputation and a rich Yorkshire heritage
  • You will independently manage a diverse caseload of contentious probate work whilst also being responsible for generating new work for yourself and your team
  • You will also take on a managerial role, providing support and coaching to the rest of the contentious probate team
  • You will also assist the restructuring of the firm’s Court of Protection team
  • Commutable from Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Chesterfield

Added extras and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Home working
  • Excellent progression and partnership potential
  • Pension plan

The ideal candidate

  • An experienced Contentious Probate Solicitor with 5+ years’ PQE
  • Will be used to managing your own contentious probate and trusts caseload
  • Will have exceptional client care and matter management skills
  • A solicitor with excellent communication and organisational skills and a committed attitude

How to apply for this Head of Contentious Probate 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 Sarah Cortez on the email above.
Sarah is a Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers. Working with departments across the Yorkshire, she recruits for private client roles at all levels, from paralegal to partner. If you’re a private client solicitor looking to make a move, Sarah can help you find the right role.

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Key details


£40,000 - £65,000


  • South Yorkshire

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Private Client

Job ref


Bill Szajna-Hopgood

Consultant for this role

Specialist for private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers in Yorkshire.

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