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Part-time Contentious Probate Senior Associate (5-8 PQE)

Realm Recruit
£60,000 - £75,000 (FTE)
Closing date
13 Aug 2021

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Practice area
Private client
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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A market-leading national law firm is looking for a Part-time Contentious Probate Solicitor to join them at their office in Leeds as a Senior Associate.  

As part of the firm’s Legal-500 recognised contentious probate department, you will run a varied and interesting contentious probate caseload and benefit from fantastic internal referral opportunities. You will also supervise junior members of the team.

The firm have an excellent flexible working policy and offer a very competitive package of perks and benefits. The role can be largely remote working, with only occasional travel into the office required, so you don't necessarily need to live in the Leeds area.

Part-time Contentious Probate Senior Associate Solicitor - Leeds The company & role  

    A national firm with a longstanding commitment to personal legal services and a market leader in a number of private client-facing practice areas 

    You will join an expanding national contentious probate team with a supportive, friendly culture 

    Working alongside leading solicitors, you’ll handle a mixed caseload of high-quality matters including disputes between beneficiaries and executors or trustees regarding the performance of their duties and the administration of estates of trusts 

    You will also be expected to supervise more junior members of the team

  • Commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield and York 
Added extras and benefits  

    Top of the market salary 

    Excellent benefits including annual bonus scheme, pension scheme, travel season ticket loan, critical illness and death in service cover, health cash plan, discounted gym membership and volunteering days, to name just a few! 

    Flexible working 

    Up to 30 days holiday as standard, and you can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too 

    Modern, new open plan city centre offices 

The ideal candidate 

    A Contentious Probate Solicitor with 4-6 years’ PQE 

    Will have excellent client care and interpersonal skills 

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

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

    Ideally, you will be ACTAPS qualified but this is not essential 

How to apply for this Part-time Contentious Probate Solicitor 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 at Realm and works exclusively within private client, contentious probate and court of protection recruitment. She works with law firms of all sizes across the North West and Yorkshire, from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client 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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Through our refreshing approach, underpinned by our five core values – to be refreshingly human, collaborative, niche, dynamic and consultative – we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms.

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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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