Contentious Probate Senior Associate (5+ PQE)

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£55,000 - £75,000
Closing date
7 Jul 2021

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Practice area
Private client
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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IDR Law, the country’s only specialist Contentious Probate law firm, are looking for an experienced Solicitor to join their team as a Senior Associate. 

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to grow the firm’s team in their brand new office in Manchester. At the same time, you'll handle a varied and interesting caseload of excellent quality wills, trusts and estates disputes on behalf of local and national clients, including those with global assets. 

While this role is based in Manchester, IDR offer full remote working so you will be able to work from home if you like, or have a mix of working from home and working in the office. 

All of their lawyers enjoy an unbeatable work-life balance with their FamilyFlex scheme which allows them to decide how many hours they want to work each week, so they can fit their jobs around their family and personal commitments.   

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are an experienced contentious probate solicitor looking to take the next step and grow your own team at a leading specialist firm. 

Contentious Probate Senior Associate Solicitor – Manchester / Remote  The company & role  

    A forward-thinking contentious probate boutique practice that works on behalf of clients from across the UK 

    You will join a well-regarded department and work alongside ACTAPS qualified lawyers to handle a wide range of matters including equitable remedy claims, probate negligence issues, and beneficiary and executor disputes 

    IDR Law was founded by ACTAPS committee member, Martin Holdsworth who has also been a leading individual in Chambers and Partners for a number of years 

    The firm were also finalists at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 

    Commutable from Manchester, Lancashire, Warrington, Stockport and High Peak 

Added extras and benefits  

    Top-of-the-market salary 

    FamilyFlex working hours 

    Home working 

    Progression opportunities 

The ideal candidate 

    A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 5+ years’ PQE 

    Will have excellent client care and interpersonal skills 

    A self-starter with some experience of leading a team 

    May have contacts in the local market and some following of work 

    A confident communicator who is comfortable undertaking business development activity/networking 

    You may be ACTAPS qualified but this is not essential 

How to apply for this Contentious Probate Senior Associate role  If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above. Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Kelly on 03300 245 606 or email  

Kelly is a Principal Consultant here at Realm and works exclusively within private client and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client and contentious probate solicitors with the right firms and roles for them. 

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Please note: any references to salary and/or experience in our adverts are intended as a guide only. 

Realm is committed to supporting disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Applicants are invited to contact Realm to identify any additional support they might require to enable them to make an application. 



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Whether you’re a hiring manager looking for talented legal personnel or a lawyer looking for an exciting new challenge, we are ready to help you.

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