Dispute Resolution/Contentious Probate Solicitor

England, North Yorkshire, Harrogate
£27000 - £37000 per annum
07 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Katie Hawke
Full time
Contract type

A unique and interesting opportunity has arisen with a highly regarded, successful firm in North Yorkshire. Our client is looking to recruit a Dispute Resolution lawyer with particular experience in Contentious Probate to come in and support the growing general litigation function within the firm.

This role will suit someone who enjoys the variety and challenge of a broad caseload rather than a narrow specialism, but has some strong experience in the Private Client matters which form a growing specialism of the firm. This is a varied role and will require versatility and an openness to deal with a range of matters.

The firm is well-established and values driven and takes pride in their friendly, collegiate culture.

The Role:

The team comprises eight lawyers, a paralegal, a legal assistant and an administrative assistant

This is a role for a junior lawyer who would work under the supervision of the firm's Head of Dispute Resolution with a paralegal and administrative support.

In addition to a general litigation capability, this person would be expected to take principal responsibility for contentious probate matters including wills and lifetime transfers, PR and Trustee disputes, Proprietary Estoppel actions, claims under the inheritance act 1975, trust actions and court of protection disputes.

Working closely with the head of Dispute Resolution, you will also handle work including contract disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, intellectual property disputes including IP infringement and passing off - emanating particularly from the commercial teams specialism in 'digital' or technology matters, debt recovery (but not debt collection).

The Candidate:

Membership of, or willingness to study for Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists qualification would be an advantage.

An interest in business and marketing activities is essential.

The firm would expect the person to have a reasonable degree of experience and versatility to take on and develop this role, working with the head of dispute resolution, and to have at least two years' experience in the Private Client matters. However, this requirement is a brief guideline and as long as you have experience, the firm is happy to consider those whose PQE falls closely outside of this requirement.


The firm offers a fantastic range of benefits including flexi time, company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, death in service benefit, health insurance, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and on-site parking on paid and rota basis.

How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for this role then please contact Holly Dymoke-Marr or another member of the Private Practice team at Sacco Mann. Alternatively, if this role is not for you but you know someone who could be interested, then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms, please visit our website.