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Contentious Trusts & Probate Solicitor

£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum Excellent Benefits

Managing this Role


Joe Bryant

Senior Recruitment Consultant - South East
0203 865 2113

This legal 500 practice based in Berkshire have an approach to flexible working that is unfounded in other practices of their size. They have a busting litigation department and are now looking to expand the Contentious Trusts & Probate arm of the team due to an abundance of cross-referral work and plans of further investment.

The firm

This practice boasts legal 500 status across the majority of their practice areas. Whilst they are considered as experts over transactional and non-transactional law, they also specialise in highly niche practice areas, including charities and health and safety law. They have been operating in the Berkshire region for over 100 years and have an established and loyal network of both HNW / UHNW individuals and international / national companies. They have recently been shortlisted Berkshires best managed SME and have been widely accoladed as one of the fastest growing law firms in the area.

What stands this practice apart is their family friendly culture coupled with the level of work they deal with. There are few legal 500 ranked practices in the South East with this firm's approach to work-life balance. The practice appreciates there is a life outside of work and many of their lawyers work flexible hours / part-time.

The healthy blend of work-life balance, quality of work and their client-centric focus makes this practice a fantastic firm to work for. Their forward-thinking approach has created a collegiate atmosphere which is rarely found in firms of this size.

The role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Contentious Trusts & Probate Solicitor to join a growing, legal 500 ranked team based in Newbury, Berkshire.

In this role you will be working alongside several highly experienced partners who are recognised in the legal 500 directories. This team are highly reputable and boast an enviable client base which spans the entirety of the UK. Many of the partners in this department are STEP qualified / ACTAPS associated giving them access to the highest level of work.

Examples of the caseload you will be handling include the following:

  • advising trust companies
  • acting on trustee disputes
  • estate disputes where there is the issue of capacity
  • court of protection related cases
  • disputing will validity
  • dealing with matters under the 1975 act

This department deals with a varied client base, including from charities, HNW individuals and SME's. As this department are highly ranked, much of their work is referred through conflict of interest cases at the partner level.

In this role, you will be encouraged to handle an HNW caseload coupled with developing your own brand and practice of which you will be fully supported in doing so.


  • You will be 3 years PQE and will have experience running your own CTAP files
  • You will have worked at a reputable regional practice
  • You will enjoy business development and you will have the drive to assist in enhancing the firm's brand in Contentious Trusts & Probate

Whats on offer?

  • An above market rate salary coupled with an industry leading benefits package
  • An uncapped holiday allowances
  • Access to industry leading partners giving you unrivalled technical support to further your knowledge

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Contentious Trusts & Probate Lawyer to put their stamp on a position within a highly skilled and experienced department

Call now for a confidential conversation on 0203 865 2113 and for immediate consideration