Contentious Trusts & Probate Solicitor

England, London, City of Westminster
£52000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits
15 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Sean Nicholson
Full time
Contract type

This role is an excellent opportunity, you will work side on side with an industry leading Partners dealing with an ultra HNW client base, you will work as part of a tier Private Client and Litigation department. This prestigious firm has one of the best names Nationally for their level of expertise in dealing with ultra HNW individuals, with a heritage spanning back over 200 years.

You will get an unrivalled amount of exposure, dealing with top quality work and good client contact. Private Client is one of the firms largest departments and with continued growth, this role comes with excellent prospects for career progression.

The firm

This firm has a rich heritage dating back over 200 years. They are based in the heart of London's legal district in a very picturesque location. They are ranked highly in the Legal 500 and are top tier across several areas including the private client. The firm is award-winning, and many of their Lawyers are ranked as leaders in their field. They have a client base of ultra HNW individuals including many well-known individuals including; Royalty, Members of Government, Celebrities, and senior public figures. The practice has become known as a go-to firm for several areas of law. They now have close to 100 members of staff and have recently bolstered the practice with several heavyweight Senior Partner hires.

There is a stand-out culture and I truly feel it is one of the most family feel firms in London. They do things such as a weekly Partners lunch where there is a rota where fee earners dine with Partners, outside caters come in and serve 5* food. They also do a buffet on a Friday for all fee earners as well as regular social and sporting events.

Staff are well invested in with the very best in infrastructure and training, allowing you a platform to progress in your career.

The role

They are seeking a new Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitor to join their flourishing West End office.

You will work as part of one of the most prestigious Private Client teams nationally. It is a seven Partner department and is split into two sectors.

You will find such variety to the caseload, making for much more of an interesting role. You will work closely between the Private Client and Litigation departments running a Contentious Trusts and Probates caseload.

There is no such thing as a typical client, the core profile of the firms clients are wealthy families, often with a number of family trusts and grant making charitable trusts. Their assets are likely to include shares in family owned businesses, quoted investments, bespoke open ended investment companies, hedge funds, landed estates and property.

They also act for business executives, entrepreneurs who have generated their own wealth, and families whose assets have accumulated over the generations.

Although most of their clients have a UK nexus, there is a substantial offshore, foreign and international aspect to our practice and you would be expected to be familiar with dealing with the challenges this brings.

This role comes with good prospects for career progression


  • You will be a Contentious Probate Solicitor with between at least 3 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of PQE as the firm are seeking to hire at both medium and senior levels)
  • You will have good experience of running a high-quality Contentious Probate caseload
  • Contentious probate should make up at least 50% of your caseload
  • You could have come from either a litigation or private client background
  • You should be a commercially minded candidate
  • A positive outlook is essential
  • Salary is very competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, plus an industry leading benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitor to join this highly-regarded practice in the heart of the legal district in the West End.

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

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