Head of Contentious Probate

Job Title: Head of Contentious Probate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
REF: 806
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
Contact Email: kelly.reid@realmrecruit.com

A highly respected national law firm is looking to recruit a new Head of Contentious Probate to be based in their Manchester office. As a key member of the firm’s dispute resolution team, you will lead the Contentious Probate department. Alongside handling your own caseload, you will work to grow the team and supervise junior colleagues. 

In this role, you will be able to work at home for the majority of the time but will be expected to attend the office once or twice a week. This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious Contentious Probate Solicitor who would like to take their next step but maintain the work-life flexibility they have enjoyed during lockdown. 

Head of Contentious Probate - Manchester 

The company & role  

  • forward-thinking firm with an excellent reputation, recognised by Chambers and the Legal 500 

  • Alongside managing your own contentious probate caseload, you will supervise junior members of the team and play a leading role in the development and expansion of the department 

  • As a result of the firm’s investment in digital marketing and cross-referrals from other departments (including the private client department), you will enjoy a steady stream of good-quality matters 

  • Commutable from: Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire, High Peak, Warrington and Lancashire. 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Agile working (working from home) post-lockdown 

  • A vibrant working environment 

  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 6+ years’ PQE 

  • Will have experience supervising and managing a team 

  • Will have commercial acumen and good technical ability 

  • Will have contacts in the local market and some following of work 

  • A confident communicator who is comfortable undertaking business development activity/networking 

  • Ideally, you will be ACTAPS qualified or happy to work towards qualifying 

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 Kelly on 03300 245 606 or email kelly.reid@realmrecruit.com 

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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