Probate Manager

Job Title: Probate Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Circa £40,000 - £50,000
REF: 1892
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
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In this Probate Manager role, you’ll join a Legal 500 and Chambers recognised national law firm at their offices in Manchester city centre. 

In this role, you will join a very well-regarded specialist Contentious Probate team. the caseload will be varied and a willingness to supervise and develop junior fee earners within the department would be advantageous.  

The firm are committed to the development of its staff and have a fantastic team culture, so this is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to take that next step in your career. What’s more, you’ll receive an excellent salary and a competitive benefits package. 

Probate Manager - Manchester 

The company & role  

  • A leading full-service law firm with offices nationally and a Tier 1 Legal 500-recognised Private Client department 

  • You will join close-knit team that assists clients with a range of complex requirements, including families, business owners, entrepreneurs, sports professionals, entertainers and medical professionals.  

  • The firm are accredited by Investors in People and have been named as one of The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 

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

Added extras and benefits  

  • Top of the market salary 

  • 22 days holiday + Christmas shutdown period 

  • Death in service 

  • Income protection 

  • Season ticket loan 

The ideal candidate 

  • A technically strong Probate Manager with 4+ PQE  

  • Can be a Legal Executive or Solicitor 

  • Ideally STEP qualified 

  • Will have experience in administering the full spectrum of estates (including those that are taxable and non-taxable) and those with an international element. Many estates will have several added complexities such as Trusts, GROB, CGT implications and issues surrounding domicile. 

  • Willingness to supervise and develop junior fee earners within the department would be advantageous. 

  • Whilst there is an immediate source of probate work to take on, the firm are looking for a candidate who is willing to be involved with business development and bringing in good quality work from intermediaries. 

How to apply for this Probate Manager 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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