Contentious Probate Solicitor - NQ+, Berkshire
New! - our client is a leading Legal 100 firm with a stellar reputation for complex contentious private client matters. Their Chambers-rated practice delivers advice and expertise to trustees/executors, private banks, individuals and charities across a wide range of trust and will/estate disputes. The team has extensive experience of advising on claims in different jurisdictions both within the UK and abroad.
Typical matters may include:
- Advising on disputes concerning the validity of wills or other trust documents;
- Disputes concerning the management and administration of trusts or estates,
- Disputes concerning deputies within the realm of Court of Protection.
- Any previous exposure to the Inheritance Act 1975 is advantageous.
Due to growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual (NQ+) to join the team. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 6-12 months of contentious trusts/probate experience and solid academics including 2:1 classification at degree level. A September 2021 or March 2022 qualifier would also be considered for this opportunity.
Representative cases include:
- Advising the beneficiaries of a substantial UK estate worth in excess of £20m on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Advising the professional executor of a heavily disputed estate concerning both claims against the estate by third parties, and claims within the estate by different beneficiaries.
- Advising the trustees of a substantial property-holding trust in relation to disputed issues concerning sales of property and distributions to discretionary beneficiaries.
- Advising the beneficiaries of two separate offshore trusts concerning their rights and claims against the offshore trustee
You will ideally be a confident communicator and have a genuine appetite for business development and marketing looking to make a positive contribution to the wider firm through cross-collaboration.
We are looking for someone who is calm under pressure and can work to conflicting deadlines in an organised manner. You should be analytical and approachable, able to deliver complex legal advice in plain language.
The contentious trusts team are friendly, supportive and collegiate in nature always looking to exceed client expectations on every matter. You can expect to progress your career within a structured framework for advancement. Working within the Chambers-rated Disputes team, you will learn from the best in the field and can expect early client contact from day one.
A generous financial package is on offer + excellent work-life balance and benefits.
To apply, please submit your CV via the link below or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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