Contentious Probate Solicitor Manchester

Area of Practice: Probate

Location: Manchester and Greater Manchester

Type: Private Practice

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

Posted On: Friday, March 19, 2021

Recruiter Name: Tony Seymour

Recruiter Telephone: 07813605881

Job Reference Number: TS/893821


Contentious Probate Solicitor – NQ-3 – Manchester to £45,000

Contentious Probate Solicitor – Manchester

Contentious Probate Solicitor – Manchester – The litigation department of this highly regarded top 100 firm is looking to recruit a NQ – 3 PQE solicitor to join its probate team who specialise in a broad range of contentious work from all types of will disputes to claims on estates and attorney or deputy investigations.


  • Job title: Solicitor
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: to £45,000 (DOE)
  • Reports to: Partner
  • Previous Experience: Candidates must have experience of contentious probate work either post qualification experience or as a seat on their training contract.

Introduction to the department

This is a growing team in Manchester city centre with two Partners who head up the practice area. The team advises on all manner of probate issues whether concerning disputes over wills including trust disputes and inheritance act disputes. The team already has a firm foothold in the market and receives a steady flow of high-quality work.

The successful candidate will inherit a caseload of work, whilst also assisting more senior fee earners on more complex matters to develop your experience further.

Combination of technical ability and client care

Technical ability is a must. The nature of the work can be complex and involved so a real understanding of probate law and the ability to grapple with trusts and estates are crucial. Of equal importance, however, are your client care skills. Probate disputes can put real pressure on those involved at a very difficult time so a good bedside manner is important.

The hiring managers are ultimately looking for someone with technical ability coupled with a personable approach. They are looking for a real team player who wants to built their career in a thriving practice area.

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