Contentious Probate Solicitor

England, Cheshire, Chester
£40000 - £55000 per annum
23 Nov 2020
21 Dec 2020
Lucy Burt
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Senior Level

Are you looking to join a regional heavyweight firm that is recognised as industry leaders within their practices? This firm has progression opportunities in place for the people that want to take the career to the next level.

The Firm

This Legal 500 and Chambers ranked regional firm have a rich heritage dating back several decades. Despite them being established for many decades, they are innovative, forward-thinking, and dynamic and continue to evolve; it is this approach that ensures they continue to stay ahead of the game. They still have the same values and ethos of which the founding Partners built the firm on, which continues to serve them well.

They are very client focused, and everything they do focuses around putting the client at the forefront. It's this mantra and approach, which continues to ensure that their majority of all their instructions come from referrals. They employ talented Lawyers that have taken a commercial approach to legal services. Their Lawyers are passionate and have a creative flair, this is well demonstrated by their marketing and business development activities. They have over the years set trends with their quirky and new marketing initiatives.

You will find a strong leadership team at the firm; they have an ethos engrained that everyone has a voice and they are always open to listening to a new idea. They like to take on board fresh ideas so that they are still ahead of the curve.

The firm believes in nurturing and developing legal talent throughout their staff's careers, working side by side with their team to ensure they reach their full potential and achieving their career aspirations. Nothing demonstrates this better than their unrivalled staff retention rate and that fact that many of their Partners started at the firm as trainees. It's this philosophy stands them out as a first-choice employer and has also won them several awards over the years.

All fee earners are given full access to support staff, making sure you are always able to work efficiently. Each fee earner is individually assessed in terms of what support they need so it's not "one glove fits all".

There is an enjoyable social aspect to working at the practice. The firm pride themselves on giving back to the staff as they believe everyone should be rewarded for the hard work they put in, making staff feel valued and very much at the core of the business. You will find a family feel throughout the firm, despite their size, the Managing Partner knows everyone by first name and takes the time to spend time with staff at all levels.

The Role

Due to a thriving practice, the firm is seeking a new Contentious Probate Solicitor 3 + years PQE

You will work within a busy and experienced team, providing a high quality of services on all aspects of contentious wills, trusts, and probate cases for a wide range of client. In addition to technical expertise, a strong people focus is key given the extremely sensitive nature of this kind of work.

You will work closely alongside established Partners and as a result; will be exposed to some very excellent quality work.

To add some more strings to your bow, the department sit with the Private Client team, so there will be an opportunity to carry out non transactional work of wills and probates in addition to this.


  • You will be a Solicitor 3 + years PQE with experience in contentious probate client work
  • Experience within private client would also be highly advantageous
  • You will have good communication and be a team player
  • A meticulous eye for detail
  • You will have a pragmatic approach to your work


  • Salary is competitive around market rate, which will be dependent on experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme
  • Excellent career prospects, no glass ceilings

This Contentious Probate Solicitor opportunity to join a substantial and dynamic firm in central Chester is one not to be missed, with excellent career progression on offer.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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