Senior Contentious Probate Solicitor (7+ PQE)

Job Title: Senior Contentious Probate Solicitor (7+ PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000
REF: 1845
Contact Name: Kelly Reid
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A highly respected national law firm is looking to recruit a Senior Contentious Probate Solicitor.

As a key member of the firm’s dispute resolution team, you will handle your own contentious probate caseload, whilst working closely with the firm's wills and probate department.

In this role, you will be able to work at home for the majority of the time but will sometimes be expected to travel into the office.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Contentious Probate Solicitor who would like to take their next step in their career while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Senior Contentious Probate Solicitor - London / Remote 

The company & role  

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

  • You will run a varied caseload which may include advising on disputes concerning trusts or estates, advising on disputes concerning the validity of wills and Court of Protection matters

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

  • Commutable from Central London, Croydon, Bromley, Dartford, Kingston upon Thames and Ilford

Added extras and benefits  

  • Home working post-lockdown 

  • Bonus

  • A vibrant working environment 

  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 7+ years’ PQE 

  • Will have commercial acumen and good technical ability 

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

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

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

How to apply for this Senior Contentious Probate Solicitor 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 at Realm and works 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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