Probate Manager

Job Title: Probate Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
REF: 2515
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
Contact Email:

A top 40 leading law firm is looking for a Probate Manager with 5+ years’ PQE to join their Legal 500 team in Birmingham.

In this role, you'll assist families with the legal aspects of a loved one’s estate, negotiate family responsibilities and offer support. 

In return, you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance and benefits package, have the option to split your time between the office and home and have plenty of learning and development opportunities. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join the leading Private Client team in the Midlands, undertaking technically interesting work and working alongside top Estate Planning Lawyers.

Probate Manager - Birmingham

The company & role 

  • A well-established national practice with a supportive culture and an excellent reputation 

  • You will advise a range of clients on a variety of probate and estate administration matters involving applications for grants of representation, inheritance tax calculations and the distribution of assets under a will 

  • The team typically act for wealthy families and individuals, landowners and business people 

  • The firm are committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity and are a Stonewall Diversity Champion 

  • They are also on ‘The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work For’ for the 17th year running 

  • Commutable from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Coventry, East Midlands, Staffordshire

Added extras and benefits  

  • Bonus 

  • Flexible working

  • Homeworking (50/50 time in office and at home)

  • Generous pension 

  • 25 days annual leave plus the option to buy or sell days 

  • Income protection 

  • Employee assistance programme 

  • Continued learning and development 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Private Client Solicitor or Legal Executive with 5+ years’ PQE and proven experience within trusts and probate work 

  • Will have excellent drafting skills and experience of preparing sets of accounts 

  • May be STEP qualified 

  • Will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Will have good time and matter management skills 

  • May have an accounting qualification 

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 and Private Client Team Lead at Realm. Working exclusively within private client, contentious probate and court of protection recruitment, she works with law firms of all sizes across the North West and Yorkshire, 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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