Contentious Probate Lawyer

JMC Legal Recruitment
Wales, Cardiff
£45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Closing date
18 May 2021
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Are you seeking to advance as a contentious probate lawyer and work in a Tier 1 Chambers ranked team that sets the bar in the region?

Join a Top 100 firm, consistently awarded for culture and progression.

The Firm

Since its inception, the firm has been a hallmark for quality nationally, quickly establishing itself as the experts in a truly diverse array of sectors. Providing a service that is underpinned by quality and exceeding expectations, the Top 100 firm supports individuals, business and non-profit entities in a manner fitting to their stature, leading the market and setting the tone for excellent legal advice.

Over 600 strong, with over 40 Chambers ranked Partners, their position in the UK market is untenable, with their ongoing growth serving to better their clients, colleagues and the wider community.

Growing as a result of continued success, their values of hard work, nurturing talent, harnessing ambition and being ahead of the curve has only served to bolster their friendly, empathic culture. Your career should be fun, rewarding, and continually moving; the firm puts this into practice.

All colleagues progress in a manner that's structured, clear and fitting to their aspirations. Seeing colleague development as a strategic obligation and this being evidenced immediately, you'll be in close contact with Partner that started in support roles and are now Chambers and Legal 500 ranked leaders.

Awarded not just for quality, they are considered the "Best Workspace" in South England and Wales. Repeatedly investing back into the business, their modern offices are a marvel, fitting to the calibre of work they undertake.

Continually seeking to innovate, you'll utilise the latest technologies whilst also being fully supported, be it from the office or working home.

The Role

Contentious Probate Lawyer to join Tier 1, Chambers ranked team in Cardiff

In a close-knit and friendly team, you will work with a Chambers-ranked Partner in all areas concerning estate disputes and contentious probate, supporting both executor and beneficiary. The team confidence provides the best and most reputable service in the region.

You'll be hands-on across the whole spectrum of private client litigation, with a particular focus on high value, complex and cross-border disputes.

Working with a Chambers ranked Partner in trust disputes, breach of trust claims and applications to remove trustees, will disputes (particularly those with an international element) and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. You'll be exposed to claims for equitable relief under proprietary estoppel, along with constructive trusts and resulting trusts.

At 1+ PQE, with no limit considering the team's ongoing growth, you will progress as a lawyer both in expertise and position within the team consistently. The structured approach to development will work in your favour in what you wish to achieve.

Forward-thinking in terms of flexibility and life balance, the team can offer continued home-working.

The Requirements

  • 1-5+ years PQE within contentious probate, or wishing to focus on this area following a more broad litigation background
  • High attention to deal, commercial awareness and legal acumen
  • Confidence and interpersonal skills when engaging with clients
  • Passion for what you do, welcoming ongoing career development opportunities and continuous accreditation and academics, being fully supported.

For those wanting to develop long-term, working with industry leaders on complex, interesting HNW legal issues, this is the ideal next step in your career.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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