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Contested Probate Solicitor

Austen Lloyd
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£40000 - £78000 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Contested Probate role with a multi office legal 500 law firm based in Birmingham/Warwickshire -3+PQE

The team

The successful candidate will lead a small but enthusiastic team based across 2 offices in the Midlands

The person

You will have substantial experience in Contested Probate or Litigation (personal or property) in a national law firm or large regional firm.

The individual will be talented and ambitious bringing a balance of excellent technical legal skills and the flexibility to develop their style depending on the client or the needs of the Business.

Your key duties will include:

Dealing with a broad range of contentious trusts and probate cases

running own case load efficiently and cost effectively and within strict service level agreements as required by the client

advising clients about the strengths and weaknesses of their cases

Handling large complex matters, and you will also be building up your own caseload of straightforward matters

having active involvement in business development activities, both individually and as part of a team

attending and conducting client meetings

drafting and preparing court documents in a time sensitive manner

Skills and experience you will have:

we would be open to considering candidates with a background dealing in non-contentious private client probate matters or broad contentious litigation experience, with exposure to probate

experience in dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis

This is an important appointment for the firm and we would encourage applications from Lawyers with 3+PQE up to a more senior level with good quality experience, including some specific Contentious Trusts and Probate matters. This role would suit an ambitious candidate who is looking to take that next major career step to a position with potential.

The team ethos will bring you into daily contact and interaction with highly professional colleagues from other areas of law.

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If you think that you have the necessary experience, and this opportunity could be of interest to you, then Ellie would be very keen to hear from you as soon as possible in absolute confidence on 01275 463 111.


Austen Lloyd Legal Recruitment

Austen Lloyd is a bespoke legal recruitment business specialising in the placement of lawyers at all levels from newly qualified to partnership, in private practice and in-house.

We have an excellent reputation dealing with a wide spectrum of clients, from major national firms to many smaller high street law firms.

We have the connections to assist you to stand out from the crowd.

We listen to our candidates. We understand the importance of your goals and aspirations. We are here to make those aspirations a reality. Your next career step is always an important decision. We will guide you through the recruitment process, bringing you the latest vacancies and assisting you to find the perfect career step. We can provide independent expert advice on all aspects of your job search.

You will find our staff approachable and friendly, with in-depth knowledge and advice, as well as being highly professional. Confidentiality is a very important aspect of our service and you can be sure of our high standards of integrity at all times. Our reputation is very important to us. This is based on building strong relationships.

It is this attention to service and quality that sets us at Austen Lloyd apart from the others.

We advertise a select few of our opportunities here. We have many other excellent specialist legal roles. We recommend that you contact us to register your interest and ensure that you are informed of new and suitable positions as soon as they arise.

For an initial discussion regarding any of the vacancies we have, please contact our consultants at Austen Lloyd Legal Recruitment Tel: 01275 463111 or alternatively send your CV to


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