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Contentious Trusts Solicitor (3+PQE)

Hays Legal
England, London, City of London
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client, Trust litigation
4-6 Years

Job Details

The Opportunity

This top 100 national law firm are looking for an Associate, Senior Associate or Salaried Partner to join the firms Dispute Resolution & Litigation team. The role presents an opportunity for career progression as they grow this area of the practice.

The successful candidate will run a caseload of primarily contentious Trusts matters, with some contentious probate work. Ideally applicants should have a STEP or ACTAPS qualification and the ability to do homegrown work in these areas.

Role Responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of contentious trusts and probate matters, including will disputes, inheritance claims, trust disputes, and contested probate cases.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to provide accurate and strategic advice to clients.
  • Draft legal documents, including letters of claim, pleadings, witness statements, and court submissions.
  • Attend hearings, mediations, and settlement negotiations on behalf of clients.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, providing regular updates and managing expectations effectively.
  • Keep abreast of developments in contentious trusts and probate law and contribute to the continuous improvement of the firm's legal services.

Person Specification

  • Minimum 3 years' PQE
  • Proven track record of handling complex contentious trusts cases from inception to resolution.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation, case law, and procedural rules.
  • Excellent drafting skills with the ability to prepare clear and persuasive legal documents.
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build rapport with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality legal services and achieving the best possible outcomes for clients.
  • Keen interest in marketing and business development.

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Company info
020 3465 0139
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom

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