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Associate - Trusts & Estates Disputes

£80000 - £90000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

This Legal 500 firm is among the Top 50 law firms in the UK and is currently seeking an Associate solicitor to join its Tier 1 ranked contentious private client team based in the City of London.

Being ranked in the top tier of the Legal 500, this team will provide you with access to the highest quality, assisting a renowned list of ultra-high-net-worth clients. With support from top ranked lawyers and opportunities for further progression, this is a superb opening to propel forwards your career.

The Firm

This firm is pioneering and a leader in its field. They are market leaders in dealing with a broad range of domestic and international clients handling contentious and non-contentious legal, business and personal matters.

Their industry knowledge and expertise put them ahead of the curve - they stand out in the market to both clients and prospective employees.

Specialisms at the firm include Banking, high-value Commercial Property, HNW/UHNW Private Client, Family and Dispute Resolution.

Their client base includes global organisations, many high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, charities and UHNW private clients.

The business operates a flexible approach to hybrid working, adding to the firm's family friendly feel.

The Role

The firm is looking to hire a solicitor with experience in contentious private client matters with 2-3 years PQE to join its successful City of London team.

Opportunities to join a Tier 1 ranked team such as this are extremely rare - with few firms offering work of this level of quality.

The team focuses on trusts and estates disputes. The work is mixture of international "big ticket" trust disputes as well as large probate/inheritance disputes, usually of a domestic nature. You will participate in complex and multi-jurisdictional cases.

As the department is experiencing an exciting period of growth, you will benefit from enhanced prospects for progression to Senior Associate and beyond.

You will be responsible in managing your own smaller cases while assisting the partners in undertaking the larger international disputes.

The role will involve an element of business development - providing you the opportunity to not only contribute to the continued growth of the department but also to develop your personal practice.

Ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500, this is an exceptional team to work with, where you will benefit from insight from the leading lawyers in the country.

This opportunity is ideal for someone who wants to take their career in contentious trusts & estates to new heights in the City of London.


  • Qualified Solicitor in England and Wales with 2-3 years PQE
  • Knowledge of contentious trusts & estates and inheritance act claims
  • Efficient communication and ability to manage a complex workload
  • Able to work independently and as a team


  • Competitive Salary - above market rate
  • Hybrid and flexible working options
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 based on your length of service)
  • Private Medical Insurance

Apply now for immediate consideration. Alternatively, please contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential discussion.