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Contentious Probate Solicitor

Contentious Probate Solicitor

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    Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

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    £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

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    Dan Mason

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    about 1 month ago

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The firm combines a fresh and forward-thinking approach with a client-focused, local feel to deliver a range of award-winning, quality services. This role will work on the full range of contentious trust and probate work, including all types of inheritance and trust disputes: contesting the validity of wills, applications to remove executors and/or trustees, claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, rectification of Wills and breach of trust claims, and contentious property and finance Court of Protection work.


As a Contentious Probate Solicitor, you will be responsible for:

  • Handle new client enquiries.
  • Manage a caseload under the supervision of the departmental head.
  • Take instructions, advise clients on merits, and manage cases through to a conclusion.
  • Draft legal documentation and pleadings, instruct and work with counsel and experts.
  • Meet personal productivity targets and contribute to departmental targets.
  • Uphold the firm's professional standards and quality benchmarks and always adhere to the SRA's Standards and Regulations.
  • Cross sell other services of the firm when appropriate and support business development and networking endeavours.
  • Assist in the production of department specific marketing literature and materials under the supervision of the marketing team.
  • Record all work carried out accurately and appropriately on the time recording and case management systems.
  • Work effectively as a part of a team which may include supervision of junior colleagues from time to time.
  • Undertaken any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as directed by your line manager or a director.


  • Minimum 5 years post qualification experience or equivalent gained exclusively or mainly in a contentious probate role.
  • Membership of ACTAPS advantageous but not essential.
  • Strong legal and leadership skills with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills.
  • Strong legal and leadership skills with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal at all levels.
  • A team player.
  • Excellent general IT skills, with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems.
  • Strong level of literacy and numeracy.

Weekly Hours: 37.5 not including 1 hour unpaid lunch break

Working pattern: 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Fridays

Annual Leave: 23 days annual leave plus BH's plus 1 day for birthday and 1 personal day

For a Confidential discussion please contact Daniel Mason at our head offices.

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