Head of Inheritance and Trusts Disputes

England, Devon, Exeter
Up to £0.00 per annum
15 Jul 2021
12 Aug 2021
Carl Pace
Full Time

As a Senior Solicitor, are you looking to step up and lead a department, or are you a Partner/Head of Department that seeks a more relaxed and progressive firm?

Join a Top 150 firm that offers equity from Day 1, with an enviable culture and degree of life balance.

The Firm

Top 150 ranked, awash with Chambers and L500 recommended lawyers and awarded a "Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for" for over five years. The firm is a blend of outstanding work orientated to the betterment of all staff. Uniquely, the firm is employee-owned, with all receiving equity and a slice of the cake with numerous bonuses and rewards.

Advising both affluent individuals and businesses with often international considerations, their full-service approach is underpinned by specialisms in Tech, Energy, Real Estate and Healthcare, to name a few.

Many of the now business leaders joined the firm straight after academics, and continued career development is a core business goal. Progression is structured, based on merit, and moulded around the life goals of those thriving in the team.

Routed in the South-West, performing nationally and offering international scope, their ongoing, organic growth continues as the firm attracts the very best legal talent.

Senior Contentious Inheritance and Trusts Solicitor to head L500 & Chambers-ranked Exeter team.

A specialist team, ranked highly by Chambers and the Legal 500, they remain a dominant force in the contentious private client market in the region, receiving particular attention in the Legal 500 HNW guide.

Whilst the work is contentious, the tone of the team is friendly, relaxed and award-winning.

You will advise and deal with complex matters relating to claims against estates, division of assets and other contentious probate matters such as inheritance and trusts disputes that consider will validity claims, including co-ownership, contentious Court of Protection work and proprietary estoppel.

As a leader, you'll work alongside Partners across the business, be responsible for leading a small team of mid-level solicitors, and take the reins on business development and the department's overall health.

The Requirements

  • 5+ PQE within contentious private client law, gained within a reputable practice
  • Documented previous BD success
  • Experience in mentoring others and leading a team being desired

Your service will be met with continued reward, upwards internal momentum and a seat at the leadership table in one of the UK's more progressive Top 150 firms.