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Senior Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitor

  • GBP75000 - GBP95000
  • Westminster, London
  • Permanent

This new Contentious Trusts & Probate Senior Associate role comes with strong Partnership prospects for the right candidate. Although the firm is tier one for private clients, and they have a strong contentious probate and trusts team, this new Central London (West End) team will place you working alongside one Partner. The firm has solid aspirations to grow this offering given a substantial increase in contentious instructions.

This role would perhaps suit a Senior Solicitor that is seeking a platform to Partnership, at a top firm. You might feel you have hit a glass ceiling or might be in a top-heavy team.

This top 100 firm can offer unrivaled opportunities in terms of career progression and development. They have an excellent system whereby no matter what your level of experience, you will be part of a training cohort program. You be encouraged to take on a level of responsibility that outstrips Lawyers at other firms, giving you far more in the way of not just technical ability, but you will attend events, undertake networking, and work alongside experienced Partners who will help develop you and shape your career.

You will also find that the firm has a growing number of homegrown partners. The firm encourages Lawyers to take their careers in the direction that they want. A good example of this is a number of Lawyers who have over recent years expressed an interest in developing a niche that the firm doesn't do. As such they have been supported to grow in their respective areas, which has then gone on to result in them being promoted to Partner.

You will work on the other side of top City firms and HNW West End practices, dealing with top-quality work for a highly impressive client base. They have one of the most interesting client bases for the sectors in which they operate.

The difference with this firm is though, you will feel that you are a valued part of the team. Work-life balance is encouraged, and this is well reflected in the firm's billable hours targets. You will also find that the firm fully embraces modern working practices, which include hybrid working where you can work from home 40% of the time over a calendar month. It is this adult approach to working practices, along with many other factors, that gives the firm one of the best staff retention rates.

This firm has a lovely culture that ripples across the firm's three offices.

The role

The firm is seeking a Senior Contentious Trusts and Probate Lawyer to join there West End, London office.

The firm has a first-class reputation for providing a City firm level of service and expertise, you will work as part of a highly regarded team. The firm acts in all areas of trust and estate litigation and is increasingly known for its cross-border and international work involving issues of foreign assets, domicile, and residence.

You will be at the forefront of a new department in the West End office, but part of the firms wider contentious private client team.

This role could offer the perfect springboard to Partnership.


  • You will be at least five years PQE - ideally, you should be handling a 100% caseload in contentious trusts and probate matters, but the firm is open-minded if you are dealing with a more mixed caseload
  • You should have first-class client and people skills
  • On offer is a competitive package with outstanding prospects

Apply now for this stand-out Senior Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitor opportunity at this top tier, top 100 practice, based in the West End of London office. Do feel free to call for a confidential conversation.

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