Return to jobs board

Head of Wills & Probate

Apply now
  • Unrivalled opportunity to take a supported step up into a leadership role
  • Brand-new role to drive growth
  • Extremely generous bonus scheme – 20% of anything over target
  • Hybrid working
  • Existing caseload of work

A highly regarded regional law firm based in Warwickshire is looking for an experienced private client solicitor to step up into a brand-new Head of Wills & Probate position, adding further structure to its growing team.

This is an opportunity to take a supported step up into a leadership role and grow out a team of your own with the support of the wider senior private client team based in two other offices.

You will effectively be building out a third team in a new location, leveraging the reputation, client base and mentorship that already exists within the firm.

The scope for progression here is unlimited, plus you’ll be able to top up your earnings substantially with a bonus of 20% of anything you bill over target.

The team handles a caseload of will drafting, complex estate planning, trust creation, probate cases, and LPAs, and there is an established bank of work for you and a budding team to get stuck into.

There is no minimum level of PQE required for the role, but the right candidate will have proven experience in private client law, including complex estates and probate cases, and have some experience in supervising or managing junior members of staff.

In the role, you’ll lead a team to meet its goals, ensuring the team delivers an excellent standard of service to clients while identifying opportunities to build out the team’s caseload.

You will work as part of a supportive team with hybrid working and you’ll be well-supported with your cases, as the firm has a ton of paralegal and secretarial support.

The firm also offers a significantly enhanced annual leave package, which includes your birthday off and additional leave for the Christmas period. The role also comes with a host of other benefits, including free parking.

How to apply for this Head of Wills & Probate role

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Jen Crowther at Realm Recruit.

Jen is a Consultant at Realm and specialises in recruiting private client solicitors across the West Midlands. She works with private client departments at firms of all shapes and sizes in Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Shrewsbury, and across the West Midlands. If you are looking for a new position, Jen is ready to help you make a move.

Know someone else who might be suitable?  

If so, get in touch – if we find your referral a job, we’ll reward you with up to £500 in vouchers of your choice. Find out more here.

Please note: any references to salary and/or experience in our adverts are intended as a guide only.

Realm is committed to supporting disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Applicants are invited to contact Realm to identify any additional support they might require to enable them to make an application.

Apply now
Key details


£50,000 - £70,000


  • West Midlands

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Private Client

Job ref


Jen Crowther

Consultant for this role

Specialist for private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers in the West Midlands.

Ready? Apply for this role now

    Click to upload

    Not sure if this role is right for you?

    If you're unsure whether this job is exactly the right fit for you, and are looking for more guidance on similar roles that could suit you better? Feel free to talk to our dedicated consultant, Jen Crowther, with a no-obligation call at a time that's convenient for you.

    Worried your CV isn't up to scratch? Don't worry, we can also help you fine-tune your CV, whether it's for this particular role, another we've listed, or just a general update. We know it's one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of applying for a job, and we want to make it as simple and easy as possible for you. Our consultants are well-versed in this field and will do everything they can to ensure that you have a successful application.


    Refer a friend for this role

    Not interested in this role, but know someone else who might be? We’re always on the lookout for suitable candidates.

    If you introduce someone to us and we find your referral a job, we’ll reward you both with up to £500 in vouchers of your choice, depending on the job description.