Probate Solicitor - Trusts & Estates - Contentious

Posted 17 October by BKM Consultants

Role: Contentious Probate Solicitor - PQE 2+

Location: Northampton

Salary: £35K - £40K - Neg. + Excellent Benefits


In a recent survey 95% of their staff agreed that they are committed to offering excellent client service.

  • They provide an extensive range of legal services to Business / personal Clients throughout the South Midlands
  • A modern thinking firm, with 19 Partners / 140+ staff across 6 growing locations
  • Investing in technology, premises, knowledge, business development and their people
  • A Legal 500 recognised firm + recognised by 'the Lawyer' as a chasing 50 law firm
  • Actively involved in their surrounding communities and previous Winners of 'Customer Service' award at the Business Excellence Awards
  • Developing the careers of its staff both in fee earning and support roles


Our Client has a full time vacancy in their Trusts & Estates Business Unit based at their Northampton Office. Over the years this firm has built up a particularly strong name in contentious probate matters and you will work alongside a partner specialising in this area.

Ideally you will have experience in the following -

  • Challenging the validity of wills and lifetime transfers
  • Administration actions
  • PR and trustees disputes
  • Proprietary Estoppel actions
  • Claims under the Inheritance(Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Trust Actions
  • Court of Protection Disputes

You will deal with an interesting and varied caseload. They are looking for: -

  • A minimum of 2 years PQE in the relevant area of law
  • Good client care skills & the ability to provide professional and competent legal advice in accordance with SRA Code of conduct
  • Strong IT skills
  • Effective business development skills with proven marketing strategies
  • Capability to generate fees in accordance with agreed targets
  • Up-to-date knowledge and skills in compliance with Continuing Professional Development and internal training expectations
  • Proven experience of handling own caseload
  • Ability to adhere to and manage deadlines
  • Good drafting and writing skills, excellent communication and technical ability


Essential skills for this role include accurate presentation of work, attention to detail and excellent time management, a methodical approach to work, a professional, attentive & empathetic telephone manner along with first-rate communication skills as client contact will be considerable.

If you are a member of ACTAPS then this would be an advantage as it will demonstrate your commitment to this area of law.



Required skills

  • Solicitors
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Lawyer
  • Contentious

Application question

Have you got proven Probate / Trusts & Estates experience?

Reference: 33250162

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