Trust, Estate and Inheritance Disputes Solicitor - NQ-3PQE

Posted 17 May by Search
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International Law Firm
Trusts, Estate and Inheritance Disputes
Associate (NQ-3PQE)
London

This ranked, international law firm, founded over 100 years ago, has 170+ partners worldwide across. They are one of the few international law firms focused on successful individuals and private wealth, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. They advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes.

The firm's Trust, Estate and Inheritance Disputes team rank Tier 1 in the legal directories. The team undertakes work including but not limited to advising on all types of trust and probate disputes, removal of executors and trustees, contentious trust and estate administrations, construction and rectification of wills and trusts, variations of trust by court application, stress testing wills and trust structures, Inheritance Act Claims, professional negligence, charities, and Court of Protection matters both financial and health and welfare. A significant part of the team's work has an international element and can involve litigation elsewhere, in particular in the courts in the usual offshore trust jurisdictions.

The team comprises 4 partners, a senior counsel, 4 senior associates, 4 junior associates, two part-time knowledge lawyers / PSLs, two trainee solicitors and a paralegal.

The team are now seeking a junior-mid level associate (NQ-3PQE) to join the Trust, Estates and Inheritance Disputes team in London.

Areas of focus and responsibilities:

  • Responsibility will be offered at an early stage on all aspects of trust and probate disputes work, including initial case review and strategy, liaising with the client and counsel and other team members, drafting correspondence, preparing for and attending hearings and mediations.
  • The client base will consist of a mix of individual clients, trustees and other professionals, some of whom will be based outside the UK, and a wide range of household name charities for whom the team acts on legacy disputes.
  • The role will cover the full range of trust and probate disputes involving proceedings in the English court, the Court of Protection, and international trust or probate disputes involving cases in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Cayman Bermuda etc. and as well as hostile litigation can include administrative court proceedings, for example trustee directions/blessings or Variation of Trusts Act applications.
  • A number of cases will involve cross-jurisdictional working with other offices in the US/Europe/Asia.
  • The role will also involve contributing to the team's profile and undertaking business development activities for example writing articles/posts, attending events/conferences and building networks with private wealth contacts/intermediaries including offshore and peer firms and counsel.


Please apply as directed or confidentially contact Aidan McAvinue at Search Legal for more information. Alternatively, if this role is not for you, I am working a variety of other Construction law opportunities with ranked teams in the City London so would be interested to talk to any Construction lawyer.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Reference: 52679469

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