Contentious Probate Lawyer

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Wiltshire, Salisbury
£40000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Closing date
20 May 2021

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Are you seeking to join a Top Tier Legal 500 firm, giving ongoing commitment to your development whilst working in the presence of some of the sector's best Contentious Probate lawyers?

The Firm

When considering history, quality, prowess and reputation, the firm leads where others follow. Offering a full service to clients based in the South, the wider UK and often internationally. When individuals and businesses need to be confident in ensuring they receive the best advice, they look no further and consider the firm as crucial longstanding partners.

As a Top 200, Sunday Times Best and Top-Tier Legal 500 ranked firm, their expertise across personal, business, and public-sector legalities are underpinned by over 200 years of success, offering traditional values with legal insight that cuts to the heart of the issue.

Living by the values of simplicity, quality, thoroughness and giving empowerment to individuals. Client's are futureproofed and operate ahead of the curve, whilst colleagues are continually guided and mentors via bespoke development, something the firm sees as an obligation to offer to all.

Many of the Legal 500 ranked Partners joined in support roles, offering a nous that resonates excellence and facilitating junior colleagues in doing the same.

Encouraging colleagues to hone on their specialities in fully balanced teams, ensuring all are rightfully supported, whether working in the office or from home, forming part of a cohesive and well-oiled machine.

The Role

NQ to 5 PQE Contentious Probate Lawyer to join Legal 500 ranked team in Salisbury

Being one of the most sought-after and influential teams in Contentious Trusts and Probate in the UK, they set a precedent in terms of work, guiding an enviable list of individuals and charities on complex and HNW matters.

Your role in the team will be to advise on issues concerning an estate or trusts, ranging from queries from clients to fully contested litigation involving multi-million-pound estates. Including challenges to the validity of a will; Inheritance Act claims, proprietary estoppel claims, claims for the repayment of lifetime gifts and issues with an international scope.

You will have a strong litigation background with experience in contested trusts or probate; in support of the role, you will have undertaken the ACTAPS course or will be willing to do so with the firm's support.

In the presence of sector lynchpins, you will quickly develop your expertise with a continued trajectory for development owing to your passion for the role, invaluable place in the team and the firm's commitment to you.

The Requirements

  • Prior experience within Contentious Private Client law
  • Willingness to develop legal acumen
  • A confidential, empathetic and human approach to client engagement
  • Winning mentality, and passion for the work you hallmarked with your name

For an ambitious litigator with Private Client experience, this role is a pathway for swift development, ongoing commitment to their expertise and a seat at the table with some of the leading Contentious Trusts and Probate lawyers in the UK.


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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